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Will an apple a day keep the doctor away? Is saturated fat really bad for you? How about those new breakfast cereal bars? They look pretty OK?

We are constantly bombarded with images and views of what we should be eating, overloading our already busy lives with more and more decisions to be made, until we're a quivering mess, unable to decide between an orange and a banana.

When did it all get so complicated?

My aim with this blog is to provide clear and easy to use healthy eating tips and recipes. If you'd like to be the first to receive the latest blog posts and recipes, straight to your inbox, sign up here. Otherwise, for these and other tips, follow me on facebook

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It's a Rainbow; smoothie that is.....tee, hee

Posted by food hugs on June 10, 2014 at 8:15 AM

An American friend of mine can't believe how many rainbows she gets to see living in Ireland.


The advantage, I guess, of all that soft rain and bright sunshine.....at the same time!


This recipe is in honour of this priviledge but is also a snazzy way of encouraging kids, as well as adults, to 'Eat a Rainbow', incorporating a lovely array of colours; red, orange, yellow, green and purple.

 

I made this for the junior cycle at my s...

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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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A twinkly, healthy snack: seedy, chocolate brownie

Posted by food hugs on November 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM

With its sprinkling of jewel like goji berries and tang of chocolate orange, these raw chocolate brownies always remind of Christmas.......though they are a great, healthy pick me up at any time of year, with a lovely cup of Pukka Vanilla Chai (in front of an open fire whilst having a foot massage *sighs*).


The recipe below is based on ‘Seed Soliders’ by Susan Jane Murray

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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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