|Posted by food hugs on February 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on September 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on July 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on May 27, 2013 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on May 6, 2013 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
This is it, the last word on healthy fats!
While it is highly recommended to incorporate unsaturated fats into your diet, especially sources of omega 3, such as oily fish, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, it is generally recommended to manage carefully your sources of saturated fat - especially from animal sources, as this type of saturated fat ...Read Full Post »