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I recently wrote a series of articles on some of the various additives and preservatives commonly found in our food. I thought it would be nice to have an additives and preservatives round-up article for easy reference should you wish to check up on a particular additive.
Many families have some kind of weekly meal planning system in place because it helps them save time and money. I recently conducted a survey on a South African Facebook group to ask people if they meal plan and their thoughts on the matter. Herewith some of their replies:
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?
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.
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:
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in diet drinks, yoghurts, chocolate and other food items of a similar nature. It was discovered in 1965 and was approved for use in the food industry in 1981.
Aspartame is made from aspartic acid and phenylalanine which are both naturally occurring amino acids. As Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than standard cane sugar, the amount required to sweeten food is much less than that of sugar. However, despite this, many people are worried that Aspartame may be bad for your health.
South Africa’s sugar tax is something we were all talking about a few months ago. How has it affected you and me?
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.
This awesome marshmallow is sweetened with honey instead of refined sugar. Who doesn’t love marshmallows? This is a healthier option if you’re looking for a sweet treat. Continue reading Recipe: Refined Sugar Free and Egg Free Marshmallow