Adding sneaky goodness to fussy childrens meals

Dinner time is often a battle zone in our household because I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal for my family, and when I present it to my 1,5 and 3 year old, they push it away and tell me it is yuck before even tasting it! This obviously makes me upset and we have a fight over trying to get good food in their tummies before bed. Three things that have really helped me win this battle are: a. creating reverence around the dinner table. Establishing a calm 'together' time away from all…

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The healthiest, most delicious home made ice cream!

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You have got to admit, store bought ice-cream is pretty unhealthy! The creamy soft serve ice cream served at the beach is even worse! Loads of sugar, loads of mucous-forming milk and packed full of artificial colourants, flavourants and those pesty E- numbers. I rarely allow my children to go near commercial ice cream, yet I make ice cream at home for them all the time. I have tried and tested many different combinations of ingredients and this one is a winner! It's sugar-free, dairy free, and packed with healthy oils and deliciousness. My kids (and husband) love it! 2…

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Cutting food costs; shop-bought to homemade

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When my family sat down and looked at how we can decrease our weekly grocery expenses, there were a few things that we either had to stop buying, or make ourselves. The expensive luxury culprits for us were: Bread, chocolate, yogurt and rusks. These sound like random items but considerably increased our weekly bill. Call me a food snob, but I was not willing to swop my R30 stone ground local bakery sourdough loaf of bread for a R7 refined white flour wall paper paste supermarket special. Neither was I prepared to change my 70% Lindt chocolate bar for an…

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