Healthy Breakfast Ideas

"What shall I have for breakfast to lose weight or feel great?" Naz is In the Kitchen showing you and explaining some healthy breakfast...

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

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Bacon and Egg Muffins

What are Superfoods?

What does the term ‘Superfood’ mean? There is actually no official definition of the term ‘superfood’.  It has simply been applied to foods that provide...

Stress-Free Christmas Tips

It is a wonderful time of year but stress levels can certainly be put to the test as we begin to run around looking...

Work Related Stress

Work-related stress affects us all at some point and it can cause serious health problems if it’s not dealt with.  There are some basic...

Asian Beef Stir Fry

(Serves 4) Ingredients 3 Tbspn soy sauce 2 Tbspn rice wine ½ tspn corn flour 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 Tbspn fresh ginger root, finely...

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

Foods To Avoid

Think about what you ate yesterday and the day before that and the one before that ....... No doubt there was probably some ‘fast food’...

Blueberry and Bran Muffins

(Makes 12 medium sized muffins) Ingredients 1 ½ cups All bran 1 ¼ cup skim milk ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ½ cup brown sugar 1...

Calories versus Exercise

We all know that exercise should be done as a means of keeping fit and healthy, however there a many people who use it...

Injuries – What to do when you fracture a bone?

A fracture is a broken bone and will require medical attention. What are the signs and symptoms? The pain is different for everyone, depending on age,...

Summery Thai Chicken

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated 1 spring onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh coriander, coarsely chopped ...

Salmon and Dill Tortellini

(Serves 4) Ingredients 375g spinach and ricotta tortellini 1/2 cup low fat plain unsweetened yoghurt 2 tspn seeded mustard 1/4 cup oil-free Italian dressing 2...

What are the ‘Food Groups’?

‘Food Groups’ is a way of classifying foods according to the nutrients they provide.  In New Zealand the four food groups are: Breads and...

The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

I’m sure you have heard it all before, however I’ll say it again:  “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It sets the...

FOOD

Chilli Chicken & Basil Curry

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, boneless skinless, cut into bite sized pieces 1 Tbspn rice bran oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1tspn chilli...

Role Models of Exercise

Teachers need to find the time to exercise despite their demanding schedules. Research has proven time and time again that people who take part in...

Tasty Fish Pie

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g fish fillets (such as tarakihi or hoki) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, thinly...

Healthy Breakfast Options

1 cup cooked porridge with handful of raisins, 3-5 fruit pieces and trim milk 2 poached...

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We are all aware of how alcohol can affect us.  I‘ve heard people say things...

Chicken & Vege Soup (family go to meal for winter chills)

(serves 3-4) Ingredients 6-8 skinless chicken drumsticks or thighs 6-8 cups chopped veges 1 large...

Healthy Fruit Muffins

  (Makes 12 medium size muffins) Ingredients 2 cups wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1 tspn...

Malaysian Beef and Noodles

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed olive...

HEALTH

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

SCIENCE

Bran and Sultana Slice

(Makes  24) Ingredients 150g lite butter 1/4 cup sugar 1  1/2 cups breakfast bran flakes 1  1/2 cups sultanas 1 Tbspn cocoa 1 cup wholemal...

Basic Stretches For Teachers

Being a teacher  myself I know long hours are needed sometimes to complete all the paperwork such as the planning, marking, assessing and not to mention the...

Thai Chicken Fritters

(Serves 4) Ingredients 3 slices wholemeal bread (toast thickness) 300 g chicken mince 3 Tbspn lime juice 1 1/2 tspn minced chilli paste 1/2 cup...

Meditation – Relaxing the Mind

The word ‘Meditation’ no doubt conjures up images of people sitting crossed legged, repeating the ‘oommmm’ mantra while incense is burning. There are many...