Adena Graham About 20 months ago, my husband and I stopped eating meat. This process towards a different way of eating was very piecemeal. I’d studied Animal Welfare Law at university when I was 20. Having written a dissertation on factory farming, and seen related videos, I wanted to drop meat consumption back then. However,…

When you have school children in the household, you’ll know how time consuming and costly it can be preparing lunches and snacks day in and day out. Not only are you in charge of injecting creativity into each meal but also making sure that what you pack stays in tact by lunchtime and is not…

  This delicious smoothie will provide your child with plenty of protein, calcium and vitamin D, needed for healthy growth and development of bones and teeth.   1 ½ cup almond milk or low-fat milk 1 ripe banana 1 teaspoon LSA (ground lins

This tangy salad dressing with a hint of orange is a fantastic way to liven up any salad. This light, healthy dressing works beautifully through bean and beetroot salads. 1/4 cup (63 ml/21/4 fl oz) orange juice, freshly squeezed 3 tablespoons apple cider

This vibrant, red chutney has a wonderful sweet and slightly fruity flavour, making it a perfect accompaniment to salads, sandwiches and burgers. Beetroot is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants.   I

Seaweed helps to boost energy levels due to its vitamin B and iron content as well as being a rich source of iodine, needed for healthy thyroid function and essential for children’s brain function. This superfood is also beneficial for the treatment

Wholefoods are foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Wholefoods are unprocessed and unrefined and typically don’t contain added sugar, salt or fats. Serving fresh foods in their natural state is one of the best things you can d

This delicious soup is the perfect way to protect you from colds and flu this winter. Ingredients: ½ cup Wakame or Kombu seaweed 3 Tablespoon Miso paste (Gen mai) 4 Shiitake or Reishi mushrooms (dried or fresh) 1 ½ cup Chopped vegetable

Ingredients: 500g wholemeal pasta 2 cups broccoli florets 2 tablespoons oil 2 cloves garlic 4 tomatoes chopped 1 tablespoon pine nuts 2 tablespoons raisins 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Method: 1.    Cook pasta in plenty of water. 2. &n

These nutritious timbales make a well-balanced school lunch or dinner, packed with protein, iron and energy giving complex carbohydrates. Serve hot or cold with a green salad or vegetables. 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 220 g (7 3/4 oz)

These light and fluffy pancakes make a lovely breakfast or after school snack. Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Leftovers freeze well for lunch box treats. 1 cup (120 g/41/2 oz) wholemeal flour 11/4 teaspoon baking powder

 Ingredients: 200g feta, sliced 1 tomato, sliced Olive oil Turkish bread, sliced and toasted 1 avocado, sliced Bunch of rocket Salt and pepper Method: 1.    Brush the feta and tomato with oil and season with salt and pepper. 2. &n

This tasty, nutritious quiche is lovely and light with a yoghurt tang and cous cous base. Delicious served warm or cold with a salad or vegies. 2 1/2 cups (463 g/161/4 oz) cooked cous cous 1/2 cup (50 g/13/4 oz) small broccoli florets 1/2 cup (50 g/13/4 o

These nutritious muesli bars are a healthy alternative to commercially made varieties that are full of sugar and saturated fats. These delicious bars are packed with protein, beneficial fats and complex carbohydrates to keep active kids going throughout t

These tasty chickpea patties are delicious in a homemade burger or on its own with a salad or vegies. These patties are full of dietary fibre, iron and B vitamins. 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon grou

Ever walked down the cereal aisle and had a look at the contents of commercial cereals?? Everything is added vitamins this added minerals that….It?s as if the manufacturer is saying “Look…. our ingredients are not really nutritious so weve added all t

These scrumptious chicken nuggets are packed with protein, iron, zinc and calcium. As a snack serve with a dipping sauce, or for a nutritious dinner serve with vegetables and mash. 500 g (173/4 oz) chicken breast, cut into nuggets 1 cup (250 ml/9 fl oz) l

This delicious muesli makes for a perfectly balanced breakfast – containing complex carbohydrates, protein, healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants. Yoghurt is a fabulous addition to your diet, full of friendly bacteria that help to promote health