Choc Peanut Butter Squares with only 5 Ingredients in 5 steps

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These Choc Peanut Butter Squares are yummy and easy to make to make as a sweet treat for a kids birthday party or for those events at school that get sprung on you at the last minute. No baking!  Throw in a bit of love and they’re done. Ingredients: •           1 1/2 cups Arnott’s Marie [ Read More ]

Five Ways to a Healthy Kids Lunchbox

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1. Wholegrains – The most important thing when putting together a healthy lunchbox is a good source of carbohydrates for energy. This could come in the form of the good ol’ sandwich, but could also be a wrap (made from flatbread) or savoury biscuits (crackers) or rice/corn cakes. Wholegrain varieties of these foods are processed [ Read More ]

5 Smart Ways To Save Money On Food When Eating Out With Your Kids

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Those of you who have kids know just how much they cost you in food. This is especially true if you like to eat out. “I want an ice cream”, they may say just before dinner. Once the ice cream is eaten and digested, it’s french fries they shout for. Not only are these food [ Read More ]

Muffins: 5 Ways

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First, start with a basic muffin mix for which you will need: 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg (lightly beaten) 1 cup milk 3 tbs vegetable oil Method: Stir together all dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk and oil.  Make a [ Read More ]

5 Ways with Leftovers

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Maybe you tend to cook more than you need come meal time (Is that enough?  I dunno – let’s throw another handful of pasta in, just in case…) or maybe you have a particularly fussy household who often don’t finish their meals.  Whatever the case I’m sure all of us are faced with leftovers quite [ Read More ]

5 Great Tasting Smoothies

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My kids (including the “big” kids of the family…) love a good smoothie.  It’s a great way to get a few more serves of fruit into us every day and they taste so good!  I love experimenting with different fruits and flavours (although it’s easy to get a bit carried away sometimes and we’ve had [ Read More ]

Homemade Ice-Blocks – 5 Ways

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There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than a good old ice block and while we ALWAYS have a stash of good old lemonade icypoles in our freezer I usually have a couple of different homemade varieties on hand as well. They are super simple to make and you can get quite creative [ Read More ]

5 Steps to a Healthier Party

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We’ve all been there – the kids have spent the afternoon at another child’s birthday party and have come home completely wired after stuffing themselves silly for the past few hours on chips, lollies and fizzy cordial.  Making you cringe just thinking about it, right? There are ways that you can minimise the amount of [ Read More ]

5 Homemade Gifts for Christmas

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Whether you want to save some money on Christmas gifts this year, or create something truly unique and personal for your family and friends, there are many fantastic gifts that you and your children can make yourselves: Here are some ideas to get you started: 1.  Vouchers Creating a “voucher book” to give to a [ Read More ]

5 Steps to Dried Fruit

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We’re big ‘snackers’ in our family and at any given time we have a wide array of dried fruits in the pantry which are a hit with the children and adults alike.  It can get quite expensive to be continually buying dried fruits from the supermarket, but I’ve recently started to make our own which [ Read More ]