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healthy eating for healthy life



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 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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