Fussy eater
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Why won’t my children eat their veggies!

Eat your veggies! Getting children to eat their vegetables can be a daily battle for many parents.  Whether they are picky, stubborn or just prefer ‘other’ foods, children have quite a reputation for disliking their vegetables.   Veggies…
natural sunscreen
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What is the best sunscreen for your family?

In Australia, we understand it is essential to be sun-safe and wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing during the summer months and when we spend a considerable amount of time in the outdoors. As a naturopath, I’m…
cacao protein balls
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Easy protein balls – no blender needed

These easy protein balls are so simple you don't even need a blender. They make a great after school snack, energy boost after the gym, or a delicious evening treat with a cup of herbal tea. Ingredients: 6 tablespoons of you favorite protein…
Gut health apples pectin
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Stewed apples with cinnamon and flaxseed

These stewed apples are exceptionally good for your gut health as they are an excellent source of easily digestible fibre.  They also taste delicious.  Add these stewed apples to yoghurt and granola or put them on top of…
Anxiety in children
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Buteyko breathing for stress, anxiety, and panic disorders in children

Stress is a fact of modern life. We enjoy unprecedented levels of convenience and technological advancement and our daily lives are busy and high pressured, even for our children. Our body’s autonomic nervous system has sophisticated mechanisms…
Carrot salad spiralizer
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Spiralized carrot salad

This quick salad is great for lunchboxes or a side with dinner.   Kids love making the spirals and eating them.   Carrots are an excellent source of fibre, vitamin C and beta-carotene.  Beta-carotene is an…
Granola
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Crunchy nutty granola

This nutrient rich granola is so versatile; it makes a quick and delicious breakfast topped with plain yoghurt and berries or a handy mid morning snack.  During winter we enjoy it with stewed apples and homemade custard for a…
Green pesto
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Green pesto

This pesto is a great way to get your family eating more greens.  I like to make it ahead of time so it is handy for a quick mid-week dinner.   Broccoli and spinach are great sources of magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin C and B vitamins.  They…
healthy breakfast
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4 quick and nutritious breakfasts on the go

Many people have an aversion to food in the morning and simply skip breakfast. This can be a sign you are eating the wrong foods for you, or your digestive system needs a kick start in the morning. For children breakfast is especially important.…