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Sinchies 150ml Top Spout Reusable Pouches

150ml Top Spout Reusable Pouches unicorns

After a couple of years of great success, Sinchies launched their limited range of 150ml top spout reusable pouches with fun, modern designs. Of course, I couldn’t wait to get them to South Africa and share them with Sinchies fans on this side of the planet.

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Additives and Preservatives: What is Sodium Benzoate

sodium benzoate in sugary drinks

Sodium Benzoate is a common food preservative. It is produced through a chemical reaction between sodium hydroxide and benzoic acid and is mostly used to preserve acidic foods such as fruit juice, carbonated drinks, pickles and salad dressings.  It is also used in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.

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Interesting Products for Home Life Feature: Panasonic Washing Machine

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Regular readers of this blog will notice that this post is a little different from the standard. That’s because I’ve decided to branch out and share with you other interesting, helpful products I come across that can help parents on the home front. The Sinchies brand is all about helping parents, so why not? My first helpful product feature is an awesome Panasonic washing machine. Drool.

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Recipe – Kid Friendly Coconut Jelly

coconut jelly

Here’s a simple dessert coconut jelly that is full of healthy fats from coconut milk. Your children are sure to love it! Most children love jelly and this one is rich and creamy because of the added coconut milk. It’s also easy to customize to suit your family’s preferred ingredients.  Continue reading Recipe – Kid Friendly Coconut Jelly

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Additives and Preservatives: What is Tartrazine?

unhealthy hotdog tartrazine

Tartrazine is used in commercially processed food as a yellow food colouring. It can also be combined with blue food colouring to make various shades of green. Tartrazine is also used, in smaller amounts, to colour food items which you would expect to have a creamy colour. Therefore, it can be found in many of our commercially processed food items.

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Recipe: Chocolate Custard Yogo

homemade healthy chocolate pudding

Instant pudding: I just love instant pudding, (chocolate of course), with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecan nuts. But we all know that it’s not so healthy with lots of additives. So, when the craving for instant pudding comes along, what can you make that’s healthier? Here’s the perfect solution!

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Additives and Preservatives: What is MSG?

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MSG stands for monosodium glutomate and is a salt naturally found in foods such as tomatoes and cheese. The food industry uses a chemically manufactured version as a flavour enhancer (umami) for savoury foods and it can be found in commercial sauces, soups, gravies, savoury snacks such as crisps and of course, Asian-style restaurant and fast foods. It was originally identified in the late 1800s and has been available commercially since the early 1900s. It was originally made by adding an acid to wheat gluten but is currently made using a bacterial fermentation process.

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Recipe: Healthy Goji Berry Snack Balls

healthy goji berry date balls

It can be very difficult finding healthy snacks for both adults and children. We like to have a stash of healthy snacks for when hunger strikes and this recipe sure is a winner with the kids! We just love Goji berries and this super simple recipe is set to impress. Great for lunchboxes or as an anytime snack.

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