HOW TO PREPARE HEALTHY SNACKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

A woman wields the  greatest  power over her household as she determines what gets eaten in her house ,she determines how healthy her family will be and most of us forget the power we have.You solely can  set the course over what kind of eating habits your children will carry with them through out their…

YOUR CHILD’S NUTRITION:THE BUILDING BLOCKS

  If you were to ask my children what would make a perfect way of spending the weekend if left to themselves,it would be to sit in front of the TV for most of the day . Do you know other children that are like mine ? Being a parent,I get my greatest joy by…

DO YOU KNOW YOUR GAP?IT’S WHERE EVERYTHING HAPPENS

What do you do when you have tried every diet on the planet,even your friends diets and still have not lost weight? What do you do when the diet and lifestyle you started in January does not work in February? What do you do when going to the gym becomes a drag and you have…

ARE YOU REALLY GLUTEN INTOLERANT ?

Have you recently met someone who has sworn  to you that they are off eating  any wheat related products ? Thousands of Kenyan women are going off wheat and for some brief period of time they have gotten rid of the bloated feeling that comes after eating bread. At the moment we even have producers…

INTRODUCING YOUR BABY TO SOLIDS

Weaning is a really exciting time for both mother and baby. After 6 months your baby’s nutritional needs cannot be adequately catered for with just breast milk or formula. That is why a careful choice  of first foods is important Your little bubba at 6 months is  ready to be introduced to solid foods….gradually. Breast…

NUTRITION IN YOUR 3RD TRIMESTER

Finally it is week 28 and you have kicked into your third trimester. What do you eat….? Find out if you have been eating well during your first and second trimesters. First let us get to understand what happens during this time. Your body is storing fat to help in your body’s growth as well…

NUTRITION IN YOUR 2ND TRIMESTER

Amazing things happen to your body body in your second trimester which covers week 13-week 28. Read more on pre – pregnancy nutrition and your first trimester here and here. Your blood flow will increase by at least 50 % ,that is why you need extra iron. The 300 extra calories you need daily……that is…

HEALTHY SNACKING

You meet a lot of great people  on social networks and i have met a couple of amazing people blogging,one of them is the author of Mummytales. Maryanne is as beautiful as her name sounds,she  is a great writer and i have been lucky enough to be a guest writer on her blog. She recent;y…

OATS

Oats have been cultivated for about 2000 years which is pretty young in grain years. They were  a weed beforethey were domesticated. They became very popular in Scotland and Ireland  as a food before their use spread to the rest of the world,interestingly in England oats were given to …livestock! I was looking up ideas…

DATES,RAMADHAN AND MORE

  It’s the Muslim fasting period of Ramadhan and a lot of dates will be consumed during this period. An odd number of dates is eaten to break the fast before the evening meal.According to the Muslim site Sunni.net one to three dates and 2 glasses of water is considered a healthy way to break the…

BOILED GREEN MAIZE/CORN

One of my best memories as a child was going to my grandmothers during the April holidays. Reason being that there was a lot of fresh milk for me to drink and the young cobs of maize on her farm were just putting out their hairs and if you were lucky you got her to…

CARROTS AND MORE……..

One of my sisters ,who shall remain unnamed decided she wanted to run away. And the only thing she carried was a carrot and her favourite dress. A carrot! I still wonder how she thought she would survive on a carrot for who knows how long, till she got hungry and came back home. Luckily we found…