Simple Food Swaps for Healthier Kids

Let’s be clear, kids will be kids. It’s unrealistic to expect them to say no to sugar or refined foods when they are literally everywhere they look. There are always going to be school functions and birthday parties, and the inevitable take-home party pack. Also, the convenience of pre-packaged “kid-friendly” foods is unmistakable.

That being said, there are some key simple food swaps for “kid-friendly” meals that you can make in your home to ensure that your kids get the healthy version.

Honey: The Sweet (and the Bittersweet) Facts

“Farm-to-table” and “locally-sourced” are the terms of the season, and these terms could not be more important than when it comes to honey. Would you believe that an estimated 90% of the products on our shelves in South Africa are imported? Imported honey tends to be cheaper and tends to remain liquid for longer. This sounds like a …

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Green Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Matcha is all the rage right now. It is full of antioxidants and also gives you a nice energy boost, making it ideal to have in the morning. This beautiful green smoothie tastes creamy and almondy with a subtle matcha flavour. The chia adds fiber, the protein stabilizes blood sugar and the MCT oil boosts brain function.

(Low carb, LCHF, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free)

Serves 2

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

If you are not familiar with kefir, it is like yogurt but packed with way more beneficial bacteria; sometimes up to 10 times more! That is quite a difference if you are concerned about your gut health. Kefir is not as thick as yogurt and is drinkable. Kefir also has more twang than yogurt thus, depending on your taste, may require more sweetening. Some like to drink kefir plain, however most prefer it to be made into a smoothie. So, here is a strawberry kefir smoothie recipe that even kids will love.


(gluten-free, sugar-free, low carb)