Food

You can’t quit sugar

The combination of having Easter and the school holidays is one big challenge to resist sugar. As a parent and caregiver, it can be challenging enough getting healthy food into children let alone trying to keep them (and ourselves) away from sugar. CATHERINE SISSONS explains. …

Coconut banana bread mini muffins

Made by CATHERINE SISSONS, Guilt Free Nutritionist This recipe is from the first of the Guilt Free seasonal cookbooks –  autumn’s Satisfy. Each of this year’s four books, to compliment a different season, are packed with guilt-free breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that will keep …

Barbecue bliss

BRYDON HELLER introduces us to a tasty new range that offers a healthier approach to our Kiwi summer barbecues. Summer is here! And that means more time eating outdoors, meat on the barbecue and picnics at the beach! Long summer days out and about enjoying …

Encouraging kids to eat healthy foods

Health researcher JASON SHON BENNETT shares his tips on how to teach, lead and inspire your kids to make good healthy long-term choices around food. I started raising my four kids (now in their mid-teens and late 20s) in the 1980s and I am now helping …

Garden to table

Summer is the perfect time to introduce your children to the joys of growing vegetables, says LINDA TAYLOR. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s a pleasure to be outside, and gardening with your children is a great way to keep them busy during the …

Recipes raise money for sick kids

The EATS cookbook, from One Mother to Another, is a collation of recipes from household names, chefs and everyday mums designed to fund the ongoing support of mums and carers in hospital with sick children. Recipes have been generously donated from Nigella Lawson, Peter Gordon, …

Roll into spring!

Who can resist fresh spring ingredients wrapped in a delicious roll? Enjoy them with a salad or as perfectly parcelled snacks on their own! FRESH PRAWN SPRING ROLLS Serves 4 Prep time: 40 mins INGREDIENTS 8 x 22cm round rice paper sheets 100-150g of rice …

5 myths about a vegan diet

1  It’s expensive If you stick to mostly whole foods, a plant-based diet can be far cheaper than an omnivorous diet. Beans, lentils, rice, pasta, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds are for the most part cheaper than animal-based products, and you can find increasingly inexpensive …