LEE’S TOP TIPS
FOR FEEDING YOUR FAMILY WELL
Eating seasonal fruit and vegetables will be less of a strain on the purse strings.
Buy dried beans, as they are more economical than canned.
Swap margarine for butter and use full-fat dairy in place of low-fat, which is often compensated with sugar and additives. Choose real cheese instead of processed varieties.
Buy organic meats where possible. Major supermarkets now carry very affordable organic meat.
Skip sugar-filled, artificially flavoured yoghurts and instead opt for full-cream plain yoghurt with mixed fresh berries.
Using real food teach your child to appreciate food’s natural flavours and develop an understanding of what real food actually tastes like.
Make chocolate yoghurt with cacao powder and a touch of natural sweetener; or make avocado and chocolate mousse with avocado, banana, two tablespoons of cacao powder and sweetener.
Adding chia seeds to yoghurt provides sustenance and essential protein, calcium, vitamin C, iron, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Make your own trail mix using seeds, coconut flakes, vitamin C-rich goji berries and dehydrated fruit.