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What We Ate… What They Ate

One of the challenges of going more plant-based – is pretty much the same challenge that we have always faced as parents. Getting kids to eat things they don’t want to eat. If I could solve this crisis, I could probably solve anything. ANYTHING. I’m pretty sure there is hardly anything that is more difficult. There may be things, but I’m not convinced they exist. Tricking taste sensitive children into eating things that are green is quite a humongous challenge....

The Whole Vegan Thing … (More of our Journey)

This whole plant-based eating buzz is quite enjoyable, except for the part where I am standing in front of the fridge wondering what to cook. There are things, I’m sure, but my head is so focused on what I am used to preparing that it needs some new info – reprogramming, if you will (Not in a freaky sci-fi way obviously). I guess it takes time to get used to being in a new groove. Some days I end up...

The Number One Reason You Might Be Addicted To Cheese

 I’ve found out something mind-blowing. There is actually a good reason that so many of us are addicted to cheese. It’s casein. Casein is a type of protein found in dairy products. It’s the reason why we can’t stay away from the stuff. Who knew?   So here’s a little info that I’ve found out about casein. Casein digests really slowly in the body, and because of this process,  substances called casomorphins that act like opiates in the blood stream...

Veganism – ‘But What About Your kids?!’

Last night our most discerning eater ate re-fried beans and enjoyed them! A kid who pushes aside the mince on Bolognese wouldn’t never under any normal circumstances touch a kidney bean. So this has been huge! So impressed. Then why are some people concerned for our kids? The hardest part of this vegan 80/20 eating trial for us has been the judgement passed on our parenting. ‘Vegetables? Less meat and dairy? Wait…what?’ It has surprised me how it seems to...

How Do Incredibly Fit People Stay Motivated? (I Asked Some Of The Best For Their Tips)

What do The Active Mama, The Shrinking Violet, and my inspiring sister have in common? They all shared their tips with me this week on how to stay motivated when it comes to health and fitness. I suffer from allergies. I’m pretty sure fitness is one of them. Physical exertion makes me break out in hives – well, okay, not ACTUAL hives but it feels like it. It definitely brings out my inner drama queen. I can stick at fitness for about 3.5 days...