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healthy eating for healthy life



Dairy Free Healthy Wellington Squares

Posted by food hugs on November 15, 2018 at 10:50 AM

This recipe was written by Michelle Hunt of the Peachy Palate, devised for the Happy Pear, a whopping 5 years ago! Doesn't time fly.

I'm always returning to old favourites, because I'm a total creature of habit. This recipe in particular has such a nice combination of nuts and sweetness to deliver that feeling of a treat, without worrying about the hangover from a massive sugar high. Perfect as a post run snack, or a little bite on a dreary afternoon with a cup of herbal tea....

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Healthy breakfast ideas for children...and adults...

Posted by food hugs on February 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM

It's the meal that starts your child off on it's daily adventures, so the most important thing is that provides a solid platform for their day.

Not a big sugar high that will lead to a mid morning slump (let's not mention those cereals), but something that will deliver a nice constant stream of energy, plenty of fuel for young brains and one of their five a day, just for an overall health boost!

The formula I use is:

Wholegrain carbohydrate + good ...

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Top 3 tips to a 'relatively' healthy eating kids birthday party!

Posted by food hugs on September 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM

As sure as Christmas, your child's birthday party comes around once a year and is a major big deal, especially when you're 6!


While it's a time to celebrate, the food aspect can be a bit nerve wrecking - trying to meet your child's expectations, their friends, your time and also, budget.


So far, we haven't ventured out of home for the party and as a result, hosted a party for twenty two pals over the week-end, ranging in age from 4 to 6 years old. They ca...

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#5: Sources of protein - helping to balance blood sugars

Posted by food hugs on July 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Ever feel hungry about an hour after eating? Or totally zonked out during the afternoon?

It may be that you need to have a look at balancing your blood sugar level - simply meaning that you eat a certain combination of foods at each meal to deliver an even flow of energy throughout the day, rather than sugar spikes and sugar crashes that we...

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Healthy Eating Tip #5: Sources of protein.......

Posted by food hugs on May 27, 2013 at 8:30 AM

When 'protein' is mentioned, more often than not, we think of craving a nice big juicy steak, with creamy peppercorn sauce, buttered spinach and.............oh my, it must be near lunchtime!

And for good reason. Protein is an essential pillar of our nutrition.

It is a major component of all things structural: bones, hair, nails, blood, skin, arteries and is also essential to our immune system, nervous system, digestion and hormones. So a useful little f...

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