Children love playing in the dirt! And gardening is a fantastic way for parents to join in, create great experiences for their kids and grow beautiful healthy food at the same time.
Some of the happiest childhood memories can be made in the garden—digging up dirt, filling holes with water, wetting everyone in sight while watering the plants and biting into sweet, freshly picked snow peas straight from the veggie plot. Encouraging kids to help in the garden is good physical exercise and it also teaches them about healthy eating. It gives them a chance to learn about soil and realise where their food comes from.
I love a yummy baked dish, especially on Monday night. You can throw everything together and pop it into the oven for an easy start to the week. You can prepare this the day before and then have it ready for Monday too. Chicken is packed with protein while sweet potatoes provide an awesome nutritional punch. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They are also a great source of magnesium. Magnesium is sometimes known as the ‘anti-stress’ mineral. That’s got to be a good thing!
Soil—it’s everywhere around us. But when was the last time you thought about how much fun you could have with soil?
If you’ve given soil more than a passing thought recently, it was probably about planting a flower bed, or growing a vegie garden. But soil can be great fun, particularly with children! So we’ve come up with our top five fun soily things to do with your kids, to help them discover the ground beneath their feet.
As the weather is warming up so does the desire for simple salads. This recipe is based on cucumbers but it would be super simple and delicious to add a few cherry tomatoes or even some chopped fennel. Super easy to make, this little recipe is a great side for your meal tonight. How about trying it beside our Stuffed Capsicum recipe?
o as a parent you would be quite aware that when schools, sports and community groups need to raise money for important projects, they usually use sugary treats. It’s a bombardment of sugar and other nasties all for the sake of fundraising. And who are you to argue when your child’s club or school needs the money, right? Well, Australasia’s most trusted garden care business YATES wanted to provide Aussie kids with a fresh and healthier alternative to fundraise. Yay!
Do you need an easy mid-week meal? This one takes a little prep in the chopping and organising but there’s nothing complicated about this meal. Beef provides zinc, iron, protein and B vitamins to name a few goodies. Broccoli is packed with dietary fibre, manganese and vitamins. This green vegetable is a must in a family household. You can mix and match the vegetables to suit what you have at home, just like any stir fry. Enjoy!
Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a great time with her friends. The problem? There were girls with ‘six pack’ abs. Luckily it was only a problem for one Twitter troll who commented ‘Y’all find this attractive? Imaaoo’.