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Hidden Toxins in Everyday Household Items

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Natural Health | 17 comments

Hidden Toxins in Everyday Household Items

  It’s common knowledge that things like bleach, flysprays and cleaning products all contain toxins that we should avoid around the house. But did you know there are hidden toxins in things we may not even think of? These are just six that you should double check around the house. I also have some alternatives for you as well, because finding these things out can be quite disheartening. Remember, knowledge is power and the more you know, the safer you and your family can be.   1. Teabags.  Sorry tea lovers, but your tea bags...

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Moroccan Chicken Salad

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Dinners | 2 comments

Moroccan Chicken Salad

  I conjured up this salad one hot summer night and the family loved it. The spicy chicken with the creamy dressing and the pops of freshness from the pomegranate worked so well together. I hope you all enjoy it too.   Moroccan Chicken Salad Vital Stats: Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free Serves 4   Okay, so this is what you need: 4 large organic chicken thigh fillets 1 tablespoon organic Moroccan spice blend* 2 tablespoons macadamia oil (or your choice of fat) 6 cups of organic mesculin mix (or greens of...

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Healthy Easter Ideas

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Easter | 2 comments

Healthy Easter Ideas

It’s that time of year again! I have a round up of some of my favourite ideas and blog posts to keep you healthy and happy this Easter.   Chocolates: ♥ Moo Free Easter Eggs. This range is so popular at Easter time! As well as being dairy free (Moo Free, geddit) they are also organic, vegan, gluten free, non gmo, egg free and fair trade. All while tasting like high quality milk chocolate. Be quick – these go fast!   ♥ Organic Times Easter Egg. Made from organic swiss chocolate and sweetened with rapadura, this chocolately...

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5 Simple Steps to Start Your Non Toxic Journey

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Natural Beauty, Natural Health | 4 comments

5 Simple Steps to Start Your Non Toxic Journey

    Today’s guest blog is from the always lovely Natasha Stewart from Little Bean Organics. She is a real inspiration and today she is talking about some simple ways you can begin to be toxin-free. It’s really great information – enjoy!   ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Simple Steps to Start Your Non Toxic Journey     When I had my daughter, like a lot of mums I started to pay attention to what I was putting on her skin and then my skin. I didn’t realise it was going to lead into such a domino effect journey about how...

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Three Mistakes I Made As a First Time Mum

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Natural Parenting | 5 comments

Three Mistakes I Made As a First Time Mum

  Today on the blog is the gorgeous Paolo Espinel, nutrition and life coach from Be Wise Be Healthy. She is sharing with us the three mistakes she made as a first time mum. ♥♥♥   Three Mistakes I Made As a First Time Mum   When we women start a family, all the attention is focused in the pregnancy itself, the preparation for birth and the welcoming the baby home but little thought is given to the new life as a mum looking after a new tiny creature. We are never taught formally how to be a mum, we do not know what to expect and...

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Lunchbox Felafel

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Lunches and Snacks | 4 comments

Lunchbox Felafel

  Today on the blog, gorgeous mums Micheline and Anita are sharing a recipe from their new cookbook, Sandwich Free Packet Free Lunchboxes. I am thrilled to have been a contributor to their amazing cookbook – look out for my muffin recipe! Have you ever looked at your children’s lunch boxes and asked for the inspiration of healthy, real foods that they will actually eat and enjoy? Micheline and Anita who are both friends and mothers that offer you exactly that. Both are passionate about real whole foods and sharing easy to...

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20 Nut Free Lunchbox Snacks

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Kids Parties, Lunches and Snacks | 8 comments

20 Nut Free Lunchbox Snacks

  A nut free lunchbox is a requirement in a lot of Australian schools. The incidence of fatal allergies has meant we need to keep kids safe. Nut-free snacks are really not that hard to do! If you want a recipe that uses nuts, there are lots of alternatives. Sunflower seed butter or tahini can be used in place of peanut or nut butters. Dried fruit or seeds can be used where nuts are in a recipe.     Here are 20 nut free lunchbox recipes to get you inspired. Have you got a recipe? Leave us a link in the comments!    ...

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The Best Lunchboxes for Kids

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Lunches and Snacks | 17 comments

The Best Lunchboxes for Kids

   It’s nearly back to school time again! If you need to update your lunchboxes, check out my round up of the best lunchboxes for kids. Depending on the age of your child, your budget and your preferences, there are lunchboxes for everyone!     ♥ Planetbox. These lunchboxes are so popular and with good reason! They are the ultimate in waste free, safe lunchboxes. Made from 100% great quality stainless steel, they are able to go in the dishwasher. There are lots of different sizes and options to suit your child’s...

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Ditch the New Year Resolutions for a healthier 2015

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Natural Health | 0 comments

Ditch the New Year Resolutions for a healthier 2015

  Today’s guest post is from the lovely Jessica Donovan from Energetic Mama.  She is sharing her expert tips on how to have a healthier 2015 – without the guilt!                                                                                                                                 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥     Ditch the New Year Resolutions for a healthier 2015   Let me guess, you have set a New Year’s Resolution, focused on the fact that 2015 will be the year to drop weight, get healthy, quit sugar, get fit, ease up on the...

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Mushroom and Haloumi Kebabs

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Dinners, Lunches and Snacks | 2 comments

Mushroom and Haloumi Kebabs

    Simple summer eating! I am back with my next recipe in the Australian Mushroom Growers “Summer Mushrooms” campaign! It’s such fun to be involved in creating Aussie mushie recipes alongside some great foodie bloggers. You can find their recipes here. Mushrooms are such a great superfood. They are nutrient rich, flavour rich, high in bioactive compounds (that means they are really good for you), easily available and affordable. This recipe makes a great starter for a barbeque – hand around a platter and use...

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