Skin Friend by Karen Fischer
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Feeding Fussy Kids

The Final Word

The Final Word

I said at the beginning of this book ‘Don’t tell them it’s healthy’ but the word health need not be banned for very long. Once you have listened to your child and marketed good food to them, and once they are a true believer and eating well, then you can praise them for being… ‘healthy’. Commending them for being healthy will yet again help to reinforce the good behaviour so they are more likely to continue to eat the nutritious food you prepare for them. Now you’re armed with all the information you need to convince your child that healthy...

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Recipes

Recipes

Fun Fruity Water Serves 4 (pre-freeze fruit juice in ice cube containers) Use pretty Christmas cups or coloured party cups and green fruit juice ice cubes to make water look fun. Ingredients  4 cups (Christmas or party cups) water 2 cups juice (such as preservative-free apple juice) 1 teaspoon chlorophyll (optional) 1–2 ice cube containers Method Half fill each cup with water, then add pre-made fruit juice ice cubes and a colourful straw. To make the juice bright green, add a small amount of chlorophyll to the juice before pouring it into the ice cube containers.   Berry Delicious Smoothie...

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Preparing cooking and present fruits and vegetables

Preparing cooking and present fruits and vegetables

Vegetables may be a star quality food group but the methods you use to prepare and cook them can make a big difference to their palatability. Here are some handy tips to help you make meals that your child is more likely to enjoy: Preparing fruits and vegetables It’s important to thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables to remove surface grime and pesticide residues. Organic fruits and vegetables are preferable and when in season organic carrots and apples can taste amazing – sweet and delicious. However, I understand that not everyone has access to or can afford organic produce. If...

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One day meal plan for children

One day meal plan for children

BREAKFAST: 1 small glass of water 30g serve of oats (18g carbohydrate, 3.4g fibre) served with lecithin granules, honey, cinnamon and raspberries and 1 x 125 ml serve of calcium-fortified soy milk or dairy milk (6g carbohydrate). (Pink Porridge recipe) MORNING SNACK Celery sticks (1–2 stalks) with cream cheese and sultanas (Ants on a Log recipe on page 138)  1 small tub of yoghurt (free of artificial additives) (11g carbohydrate)  drink of water. LUNCH Two slices of grainy bread (28g carbohydrate, 5.5g fibre) served with chicken breast or tinned tuna, baby spinach leaves, grated carrot and mango chutney (Mango and...

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Chapter 8: Feeding the kids during the Christmas holiday period

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Chapter 8: Feeding the kids during the Christmas holiday period

    Colourful desserts and junk food may top the list of Christmas must-haves. But do you let the kids have these sweet treats and suffer the aftermath of hyperactive behaviour, irritability and sore tummies? Do you ban all junk and go organic? Or is there some sort of compromise that can not only keep the kids happy but also make it easier on the parents so they too can enjoy the holidays? Here are three sanity-saving tips for parents during the Christmas holiday period:  Tip 1: Substitute junk food containing artificial additives Swap the main offenders for snacks that...

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