BeeZee Blog

Recipes, articles and top tips to help you live healthy and happy!

Healthy discussions lead to healthy decisions for 11 year old Emillie

Coming to BeeZee Families helped Emillie and her mum have more positive conversations around healthy choices.

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A Parent's Guide to... Bullying

It can be tough to know the right words to say or how to handle certain situations when your child is being bullied about their weight.

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Swirls!

Imposter pastries made from sweet potato, these sweet treats are nutritious and delicious!

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Flying Fish and cou cou

The final destination on our whistle-stop tour of African and Caribbean food is the national dish of Barbados... Flying Fish and cou cou! 

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Sugar at Halloween; Trick or Treat?

What if we told you that we can enjoy sugary treats and still be healthy? It's no trick! It's all about balance!

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Fruity Moroccan Cous Cous Salad

Our celebrations of Black History Month continue as we take our next pit stop in Morocco, with this fruity cous cous, filled with a flavorsome five-a-day!

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Mieliepap - a South African breakfast!

Mieliepap is a South African breakfast similar to porridge, served with a yummy maple butter sauce!

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Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is one of West Africa's most famous dishes, where the rice is boiled up in a flavourful tomato and pepper broth.

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Footie-mad Duane achieved his goals at Gutless!

Footie-mad Duane piled on a few extra lbs after a knee op, but he lost weight and found unexpected camaraderie at Gutless.

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Dino ditched the belly with help from the Gutless guys

Dino from Devon joined our men's only, online weight loss group, Gutless. Hear from the horse's mouth how he found the whole thing...

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11 year old Hector makes small changes to his snacks, and a big difference to his breakfast!

"Change doesn’t have to be big to be beneficial. Small changes give confidence to move to bigger ones." 

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Apple Cider Vinegar - a weight loss miracle or just a sour taste in your mouth?

BeeZee Bodies busts myths on Apple Cider Vinegar's health benefits.

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Let's talk about Obesity. How to talk to your children about their weight

Raising the issue of obesity may sound challenging, but talking to your children about their health is important. Here are some tips for having this sensitive conversation.

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Making new friends and trying new foods a BeeZee Families

Lorraine and Maria (8) came to BeeZee Families in Kings Norton to learn about healthy eating and make new friends!

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Your Carb Questions, answered!

Are carbs bad for you? Do carbs make you fat? Should I cut out carbs to lose weight? (Spoiler alert - no, no and no)

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Family make healthier choices by using their new motto: “What would BeeZee Bodies say?”

10 year old Zacha has become more conscious of his food and exercise decisions, and his big sister Jazz volunteered with us to complete her DofE award!

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5 Ways To be more Earth Conscious for your health... and the planet's!

There are lots of small changes we can make that will make a meaningful difference for our planet.... and ourselves too.

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Father & Son take daily walks together for their health and fitness

Leo and his Dad revamp their daily routine to be more active, and create quality time together as a result of BeeZee Families.

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Mum & daughter make healthy changes together!

6 year old Lacey and her mum Jenna left their unhealthy habits in lockdown, and their new healthy choices have them feeling amazing!

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Three Recipes to cook for the Chinese New Year celebrations

To celebrate Chinese New Year, why not try out some of these delicious (and healthy) recipes. We hope you enjoy!  

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Everything you need to know about National Obesity Week 2021

Since the pandemic, it's more important than ever to be joining the discussions this National Obesity Awareness Week

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Turning New Year Resolutions into Lifelong Habits 

Ready to make 2022 the healthiest year yet? Whether it's eating healthier, exercising more or developing a better sleep routine…. Let’s work together to make them lifelong!  

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Fun festive activities to keep your family fit!

Get ready for fun-filled Christmas of wacky games to keep you and your family active and in the holiday spirit!

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Yule Log

Try our light, spongey Yule Log recipe for a healthier take on the tradition!

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Stuffing (two ways!)

All the trimmings, without all the fat and calories?? Yes please!  Make your own stuffing this year (it's quick and easy!)

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Wholemeal Bread Sauce

Cut unnecessary calories out of your Christmas lunch with our tasty, traditional bread sauce recipe.

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Figgy Pudding

Can healthier versions of your favourite festive foods taste just as good? The proof is in the pudding!  Try our delicious spiced orange Christmas pud recipe for a lighter take on the traditional dessert. 

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Speedy Samosas

This samosa recipe is SIMPLE, SPEEDY and DELICIOUS - we've made it easy for you to make your own, healthier version of this favourite Indian treat. 

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3 disgusting dishes to try this Halloween!

At BeeZee Families, we aim to make healthy eating fun ALL year round, but when it comes to Halloween we get creepily creative!

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Wormy Spaghetti

Try this disgustingly delicious wormy spaghetti, inspired by Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. It's tons of fun to make, and healthy too!

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One top tip for weight loss success? Remember why you started!

Making changes can get tough, but what's one of our top tips for sticking at it? Recognise, and remember, why you decided to start in the first place.

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BeeZee Summer Camp presents... Scavenger Hunt!

This week, Amina has put together a fun scavenger hunt!  To play, print out the list of items below and give yourselves and hour to find all of the ten items around your house or garden!

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Crustless Quiche Lorraine

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is a summer winner! To make it healthier, we've cut the crust, swapped to low fat cheese and used leaner turkey bacon... but it tastes just as yummy!

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BeeZee Summer Camp presents... ice lolly making!

This week, Lily & Jodie are whipping up a batch of super cool, healthy ice lollies!

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BeeZee Summer Camp presents.... Nature Bingo!

This week, Anya is encouraging us to get out and explore the great outdoors with a game of Nature Bingo!

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A nutritionist reacts: Will the junk food ad ban have an impact on children's eating habits?

Our family nutritionist, Dan Foran, gives his opinion on the junk food advertising ban. Will a reduction in exposure to HFSS food marketing really help to solve childhood obesity?

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