Mixed Seeds Granola Bars

Every so often my children’s school have little get together for fundraising and everyone is asked to bring a little something. As much as I love the odd queen cake, I try to stay true to my cause and practice healthy eating. So I throw together these delicious Mixed Seeds and Granola Bars. If I make them for home use I usually add nuts but most schools are nut free zones these days so better to leave them out. I have also added a handful of dark chocolate chips and drizzled them with a little dark chocolate, after all it is a school funday. So here’s the recipe, feel free to add your own personal favourites.

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Fiona McEnroy

The best thing about Granola is that it can be made in advance, as a big batch and you can add whichever seeds and nuts you prefer. Easy, delicious and healthy, with so many ways to eat it  - Granola is definitely one of my favourite breakfasts.

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Monika Purcell

Kefir has many health benefits: 

1. Boosts Immune System (antibacterial properties).

2. Helps Digestion and Gut health (e.g. combats IBS, bloating, indigestion, constipation).

3. Build Bone strength and lowers the risk of Osteoporosis.

4. Heals Skin (e.g. acne, psoriasis, eczema, rash or burns).

5. Improves Lactose Intolerance symptoms, Allergy and Asthma.

6.Potentially fights Cancer.

7. Supports Mental Health (e.g. combats anxiety, depression, sleep issues).

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During early childhood, children begin to establish habits for eating and exercise that stick with them for their entire lives. The first five years are particularly important and the nutritional intake has important immediate effect on growth, brain development, intellectual capacity, school achievement, emotional wellbeing and immunity. If children establish healthy habits, their risk for developing many chronic diseases will be greatly decreased. On the other hand, poor eating habits and physical inactivity during childhood set the stage for health problems in adulthood.

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Wholegrain Spaghetti & Vegetarian Bolognaise

However most of these nutrients in red meat can be found in other foods too; so what I'm asking you to do is to add a vegetarian day to your weekly meal plan.  Experiment with new vegetables, grains, beans and lentils.  Invest in a 'spiralizer' and have fun turning all your vegetables into spaghetti! You could even attempt to perfect the almighty vegetarian curry.

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“Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper” - is one of the best pieces of nutritional advice to follow. Breakfast is an important kick-start and the most essential meal of the day which should not be missed. So, if you trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol levels, be healthier or looking for new recipes ideas, this is something for you:

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