5 ways to get children interested in food

This is not an article about how to deal with fussy-eating (even though it may solve some of those problems!) What this article seeks to achieve is to plant a seed of curiousity about food in kids, especially since it’s such a huge part of our lives. I want to improve the relationship your kids have with food, because it teaches them about sustainability, food…

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15 easy to prepare vegetables and tips on cooking your greens

Want to have fresh vegetables every night but find them a hassle to prepare? I used to think that too, until I figured out that there were easy to prepare vegetables that can be cooked in a jiffy, and others that require more tender loving care (read: time). Once I created a list of “fast-to-cook” vegetables, I started picking only those to cook when I…

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4 essential kitchen equipment that makes meal prep faster

This may not be a nutrition-related article, but I think having certain essential kitchen equipment can definitely support you on your journey to preparing healthier food at home. These items help you become a more efficient cook in the kitchen so you can spend less time cooking, and more time eating home-cooked meals with your family and friends. Want to find out other ways to…

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5 ways to spend less time cooking in the kitchen

Always struggle with preparing quick meals after coming home from work? Want to prepare a warm and nutritious home-cooked meal for your family every night, but find that it’s never a reality? Well, let me tell you this. It can be a reality. A lot of times, recipes that promote quick “30-minute meals” work ONLY because systems have already been set up in place. With…

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20 three-ingredient snack ideas for kids

It's 3pm, your child came back from school not long ago and is starving. You have a stash of “healthy” wholemeal biscuits or plain crackers available, but you don’t want to resort to that all the time. You see full-time mums come up with elaborate afternoon tea snacks for their kids on Instagram. Not everyone has the time for that, you think, as you plate…

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Pasta sauce, canned tomato, tomato ketchup and more: Differences you should be aware of

Have you been to the supermarket, strolled down the pasta aisle to pick out some ready-made pasta sauce, only to be stumped by the variety of sauces available to you? What’s the difference between “Traditional Italian” and “Marinara Italian”? When it says “Bolognese with red wine”, is there really red wine in there? Further down the aisle, you may see cans of “peeled plum tomato”,…

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Canned food can be good for you

I hope that got your attention. Yes, you read it right. Canned food can be good for you (excuse the pun). So can frozen food. BUT (you saw this coming, didn’t you?) not all of them. Let me clarify myself. Some canned and frozen food can be good for you. Recently I posted a picture on Instagram of my Zesty Tuna and Rice Salad, and…

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How to savour food with all five senses to eat mindfully

“He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.” ― Henry David Thoreau Whenever we sit down to eat, we’re always in different states of mind. Sometimes we’re chomping through a sandwich to get to a meeting on time, at others we’re sipping leisurely on wine and letting our forks linger over exquisitely…

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