How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium on RNZ: It's finally out Lea's latest sports nutrition book for children How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium should be available to buy from NZ booksellers next week. To learn more listen to Lea's interview today with RNZ Read more »

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Healthy Recipes

There is something really special about sharing healthy, great meals and recipes with family and friends.

Healthy Nibbles anyone?

Traditionally foods like Antipasta are served at the start of the meal and full of flavour along with extra fat and salt. If you are looking for healthier nibbles, more fibre and antioxidants then here are some suggestions that may help. Read more »

Feeling feverish?

Ice cream and jelly was once the ‘go to’ food to eat if feeling sick or feverish. Here are some other suggestions for easy ways to keep well hydrated and maintain strength and immunity during times of sickness or if Covid affected. Read more »

Spicy chicken kebabs with pineapple and peppers

If you are looking for an easy meal that children can help you prepare then do try making these kebabs. Great served as a meal or party food combining meat with fruit and vegetables. Read more »

Sweet potato, salmon and green pea cakes

Fish is a great source of protein, healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals and protein cakes are a great way to introduce fish to children and can also be adapted in size to be used for finger foods if entertaining. Read more »

High protein bran, banana and berry muffins

If you wanting to boost your protein intake, while at the same time maximizing dietary fibre and keeping sugar and fat low, then this is the recipe for you. Read more »

Pumpkin loaves

Pumpkin is a highly nutritious vegetable, low in energy but rich in vitamin C and β-carotene that is important for skin and eye health. If you are struggling to get children to eat this vegetable then give these loaves a try. Read more »

Lea’s Lasagna

I love making Lasagna because although it takes time it can feed a crowd, it’s economical, it freezes well, tastes terrific and is super popular. What’s not to like? Gluten and Dairy free versions are also included. Read more »

Banana and walnut bread

If you are looking for a lunchbox filler or after school, afternoon snack this Banana bread could be just the answer and its easy for beginner chefs to rustle up too. Read more »

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