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Sinchies Facing the Plastic Crisis

plastic crisis Sinchies

Recently, National Geographic Magazine have been sharing some devastating photos of the plastic crisis our Planet Earth is currently experiencing. These photos are appalling. You can check them out here (National Geographic), here (National Geographic Instagram) and here (Bored Panda).

I understand that plastic has a necessary place in our world, but this resource being abused. Every resource must be used responsibly and very few are. This is an age old problem that isn’t just about plastic. For example, in one of Bill Bryson’s books (favourite author alert!), Bill tells us that pecan nut trees ran the risk of going extinct in America because it was easier for the first European settlers to cut down a tree to harvest the nuts, than it was to pick the nuts off the tree. Wow! Just wow!

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Baby Food Combo Ideas

Baby food combo ideas

As several people I know are about to welcome, (or have just welcomed) little bundles of joy into their lives, I can’t help but think how useful Sinchies pouches are for babies transitioning onto solid foods. Here are some great baby food combo ideas that are quick and easy for busy moms.

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Recipe: Thai Pumpkin (or Butternut) Soup

It is a rainy day. It is wet and cold and some of the puddles are getting so deep outside, I worry one of the dogs might fall in and not be able to get out! But it’s also the perfect weather for soup and one of my favourite soup recipes is this one for Thai Pumpkin Soup – or Thai Butternut Soup – whichever you have available. Of course, if you have any left over after the meal (a rare occurrence in our household), you can always freeze it in a 1 litre Sinchies pouch and save it for another rainy day.

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Gluten Free Snacks for Lunchboxes and at Home

Gluten free snacks

One of the hardest allergies to cater for is a gluten allergy. What gluten free snacks can you add to those lunchboxes? I’m sure you and our children can take only so much in the way of rice cakes and crackers. Also, rice cakes tend to go stale very quickly in a lunchbox – especially if you put anything on them. But never fear, I have some ideas for you!

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Recipe: Easy Banana Custard Suitable for Babies

banana custard suitable for babies

I haven’t posted any recipes lately so thought it was about time to do so. I love this easy banana custard recipe because it can be changed to suit your baby / toddler / child’s needs as well as your own preferences. It’s also really simple to make. It has no nasty additives or preservatives and can be made out of any milk, formula or even breast milk. How awesome is that?

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Three Chocolate Smoothie Variations

three chocolate smoothie variations

Chocolate smoothies are a good alternative to chocolate milkshakes. They can also be infinitely tastier making them a good addition to lunchboxes. The only tricky part is finding chocolate smoothies recipes that you like best.

In order to make the task of finding your favourite chocolate smoothie recipe a bit easier, I’ve done a little bit of research and found three chocolate smoothie variations from other South African blogs.

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Healthy ice lollies, ice pops, bompies, bunny licks, or something

reusable ice lolly pouch

I recently conducted a survey on a South African Facebook group, and asked what people called those plastic packets filled with juice that you freeze. We all enjoyed eating them as children. After letting it run for a while, I tallied up the points by counting each reply as one point. If anyone reacted to that reply, I counted the engagement as a point too. Bunny licks got the majority vote.

I stopped counting after I received 74 comments and likes, and these are my results:

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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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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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