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Healthy Recipes: The best burgers ever

I bumped into an old friend the other day who I haven’t seen in a couple of years, and while we were talking about ‘the good old days’, she told me that she’ll never forget the ‘best burgers ever’ that I used to make.  The funny thing was that I made the recipe up one night out […]

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Healthy Recipes: root vegetable pizza

When I ask my kids what they want for supper, the answer is always pizza.  And you know us weird Fit Kids people, we’re always trying to make healthy recipes out of less than healthy foods. So here’s our vitamin and mineral rich version of our family’s favourite food. Ingredients 4 large pizza bases of […]

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Pineapple Coconut ice lollies

It’s a nice hot day for ice lollies!  These will take you less than a minute to make (yes, we timed ourselves!) Ingredients 1 tin of crushed pineapple 1 tin of coconut milk Method Pour the contents of both tins into a mixing bowl or jug and whizz with a hand blender. Pour into your […]

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Cranberry oat breakfast biscuits

We’re a big fan of oats. They’re highly nutritious, packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbs, protein and fats. They’re amongst the most nutrient dense foods you can eat, which is why they’re absolutely the perfect breakfast food for busy children and adults alike, and pretty much a staple in our house all year round. […]

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Hidden veggies: Chocolate avocado pudding

This avo chocolate pudding had us giggling all weekend! In general our daughter has a problem eating anything that may possibly have been of plant origin.  Avocado’s have been a particular food hate of hers even though the rest of the family can’t get enough of them. So when she spent over an hour savouring this super […]

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Eggy ‘muffin’ cups

You know how we like our quick and healthy snacks. An old magazine recipe inspired these – our own variation of egg ‘muffins’ that can be whipped up in under 1 minute (excluding cooking time).  They’re really handy for keeping in the fridge to be thrown into lunch boxes or popped into hungry mouths at […]

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Mr Fit Kids says: Fast food is not a reward!

Hi.  It’s me, back on my soap box again. I love the interesting conversations I have with my Fit Kids.  We had a fantastic chat yesterday about junk food. There’s a great little guy in one of my classes.  He struggles a bit, but tries so hard and is really feeling great about what he’s […]

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Hidden veggies recipe: Pink pancakes

Always looking for ways to sneak decent nutrients into our daughter’s diet, we thought she’d love these pink pancakes.  Of course she was onto us though… She was immediately suspicious of what made the pancakes pink, and figured out that the hidden ingredient was beetroot pretty quickly! But, she still couldn’t resist tucking into them. […]

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Fit Kids fruit & veggie muffins

Hidden fruit and veggie muffins

Here’s a great long weekend treat: Muffins with a secret stash of fruits and veggies. When we adapted this recipe from Nigella Lawson to hide some fruit and veggies so that our daughter would eat something of nutritional value, we thought we were sooooo clever.  It didn’t work though, she spotted the good stuff and turned […]

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Chocolate date balls

Sweet treats: Chocolate amaze-balls!

You’re not going to believe how amazingly delicious these chocolate truffles are.  And even more amazing, they’re amazingly good for you.  They’re so good that they deserve the name ‘amaze-balls’! Here’s why they’re just the best thing ever: 1.  Dates – a natural source of sugar, and also rich in fibre, vitamins B, A and K, […]

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What happens in our bodies when we switch to organic food

My family and I don’t always eat organic food, but this video has sure as heck got me wondering why not! The Swedish Environmental Research Institute, IVL conducted this research project, and the full report is available here: https://www.coop.se/organiceffect I hope it got you thinking too!

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