Chef Jess

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5 Top Tips to Keeping a Healthy Balance this Christmas

By: | 0 Comments | On: December 13, 2012 | Category : Nutrition, Tips & Tricks

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5 Tips for Keeping a Healthy Balance this Christmas FREE CHRISTMAS e-BOOK: 10 yummy Christmas inspired recipes and a free printable to help create a healthy balance. Click to download your copy HERE. Merry Christmas everyone, we hope it’s a jolly one – OHCs x We love Christmas.  It’s always a crazy busy time of...
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Peach, Banana & Apple Puree

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Summertime is a great time of year for fruit and George has been trying a great variety over the last ...

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Fish & Mercury – a Q&A

By: | 0 Comments | On: December 11, 2012 | Category : Foods, Nutrition

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Including fish as part of normal, healthy and varied diet is important for your child’s health.  Fish is high in protein, low in fat, and contains essential omega-3 fatty acids necessary for childrens’ growth and development, in particular their brain and vision. There is often a lot of talk about...
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Pick ‘n’ Mix Lentil & Veggie Mash

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Does anyone else feel the same nervous anticipation as I do when trying new foods with their bub? Over the ...

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Carrot, Parsnip, Cauliflower, Leek & Ricotta Puree

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Carrot and parsnip puree was one of George’s favourite first food purees! He loves it.  He still loved it when ...

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5 Reasons for ‘In Season’

By: | 2 Comments | On: November 30, 2012 | Category : Foods, Nutrition

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Have you tried eating a mango in the middle of winter? It’s just not the same as enjoying them in summer when they are in season and at their peak. Fruits and vegetables are packed full of vitamins and minerals and high in fibre.  Eating adequate amounts of fruits and...
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Why Babies and Toddlers Don’t Need Fruit Juice

By: | 7 Comments | On: November 29, 2012 | Category : Foods, Fussy Eaters, Nutrition, Tips & Tricks

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Some supermarkets have recently stocked the shelves with fruit juice marketed for babies as young as 6 months.  We are not fans of this at all!   Research conducted in Australia has linked consumption of fruit juice and fruit drinks, such as cordial, with childhood obesity.  Approximately 1 in 4...
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Understanding Food Labels Part 2: Nutrition Claims

By: | 2 Comments | On: November 28, 2012 | Category : Nutrition, Understanding Food Labels

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Understanding Nutrition Claims Low fat, reduced fat, high fibre, reduced salt, low salt, low sugar…! How many nutrient claims can one product list and how many do you have to understand?  Well, there are lots actually and some can be easily misunderstood making you choose a product that is not...
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Zucchini & Basil Muffins

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These tasty, savoury muffins were whipped up quickly during one of George’s cat naps and were enjoyed at a picnic ...

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Understanding Food Labels Part 1: The Nutrition Information Panel

By: | 3 Comments | On: November 27, 2012 | Category : Nutrition, Understanding Food Labels

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In Australia and New Zealand food labeling is strictly regulated by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).  Food labels are designed to help us make safer and healthier food choices.  They labels tell us what is in the food product and how to prepare and store it. Does the thought...
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Creamed Corn

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Creamed Corn Creamed corn and cheese toasted sandwiches were a favourite of mine when I was young.  I can’t remember ...

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