19Aug
2016
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Nutrition

Nutrition Knock-Ons

When it comes to mothering styles, I’m more like Bridget Jones than Gisele Bundchen. I don’t work on a balanced meal plan for the week, and I don’t make achingly beautiful organic moss and bark collages with my kiddo. Rather, I’m the mom who makes it to 5pm (with the morning’s oatmeal still in my […]

13Jun
2016
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Book review: Raising Happy, Healthy Children

Review by Ellie Salkeld, Events Organiser and Book Reviewer for TwinsPlus Arabia. This book: Raising Happy, Healthy Children, by Sallie-Ann Creed (a clinical nutritionist) and Andalene Salvesen (Super Granny) is much more than a guide to time-outs (although if you’re looking for Super Granny’s secret method to installing obedience into your kids in one three-hour […]

03May
2016
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Swiss Roll Cake

Believe it or not, this Swiss roll is so nutritious, Andalene says you can even serve it for breakfast (the kids will of course think that is a GREAT idea)! INGREDIENTS ½ cup semisweet chocolate, melted 5 large eggs, separated ¾ cup coconut sugar (or xylitol) 3t unsweetened cacao powder 1 cup heavy cream 1tsp […]

05Apr
2016
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Chicken Nuggets

INGREDIENTS Chicken breasts, diced into nuggets Seasoning (like paprika, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper) Lemon juice Ziploc bag or plastic container with lid METHOD Mix together any seasoning you like in a Ziploc bag or plastic lidded container Cover chicken nuggets in the mixed spices by shaking the Ziploc bag or container Shallow fry in […]

09Feb
2016
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New-year, blah blah …

I never really ‘’got’’ all the ‘’new-year, new you’’ banter. Don’t get me wrong. Having goals (or resolutions, as we call them around new-year) are fine, even necessary. But there is a distinct difference between goals and habits. I recently read a very enlightening article by a guy called Mark Manson, aptly titled: Your Goals […]

11Nov
2015
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Munchkins Online Parenting Courses

Munchkins Online Short Courses in Parenting

Are you a busy parent? You can now become an empowered parent in the privacy of your own home (and in your own time) with the help of international parenting coach Andalene Salvesen (aka Super Granny), author of a Brand New Child in 5 Easy Steps and co-author of Raising Happy Healthy Children. Our available […]

13Jul
2015
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Nutrition and Development: The (Toxic) Facts

Every parent wants a perfectly healthy child with appropriate behaviour and who shows good grades at school. It is also every parent’s privilege to ensure optimum physiological, psychological and cognitive growth and development for their children. These spheres are critically dependent on nutrition: The right combination of vitamins, micro-nutrients, minerals, and other vital nutrients. Therefore, […]

11Jul
2014
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Food affects behaviour

‘You don’t have to like it, you only have to eat it!’ In my previous book ‘Raising Happy, Healthy Children’ I covered diet extensively with the help of a clinical nutritionist, Sally Ann Creed, with whom the book was co-written. However, I think it is important to reiterate that what we eat affects the way […]

12Jun
2014
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Nutrition Knock-Ons

Discipline vs Diet

In my 8 years experience of doing home visits (which has earned me the title of ‘Super Granny’) I have seem many families with problems like sleeping, eating and tantrums. I have a two-fold approach: Discipline and diet! Is it sensory? If your child has been a picky eater since transitioning from pureed foods to […]

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