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Homemade chicken pie with potatoes from the garden.

Pilgrims brought English-style, meat-based recipes with them to the colonies. While pumpkin pie, which is first recorded in a cookbook in 1675, originated from British spiced and boiled squash, it was not popularized in America until the early 1800s.   The Chicken Pot Pie originated from Greece. They took cooked meats and placed them in open pastry shells that […]

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100% organically grown potatoes.

I dug these up in the garden this morning. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

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Homemade coconut tart

Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium,calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.

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An East Asian snack – red bean cakes.

Adzuki beans are an awesome source of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and they’re used to make red bean paste. They’re packed with protein, fiber, folate, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, thiamine, vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, calcium and more.

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Succulent pan-fried chicken thigh on a bed of spicy curly fries, with a side of beans and fresh salad.

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

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Baby potatoes, crispy fried chicken, spicy hot wings, French fires and fresh salad.

There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

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Home-made steamed pork buns and chilli sauce.

Starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

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Home-made ‘½ pounder’ turkey burger with crunchy curly fries and equally crunchy salad.

Is this a healthy plate? A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems and poor academic performance.

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Black pepper oven-baked mackerel and mixed-pepper salad.

base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

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Mash potatoes, broccoli and homemade chicken pie.

balanced diet definition. A diet that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.

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