BeeZee Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BeeZee Summer Camp presents... The active alphabet workout!

Get moving in the first week of the summer holidays with Hannah's alphabet workout!

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A Parent's Guide to... Mindful eating

The benefits of mindful eating are to aid digestion, regulate appetite, and develop a healthier relationship with food. So, how can we encourage mindful eating in our children?

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Stepping stones to sugar-free hydration!

When making healthy swaps, it's not just food we should be thinking about - soft drinks can contain more sugar in one can than our allowance for the entire day!

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Thomas embraces awareness for his health after joining our online course for 5-8 year olds.

8 year old Tom and his mum have embraced change, turning small healthy choices into consistent healthy habits to last a lifetime.

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A Parent's Guide to.... conflict

Sometimes, things can get a little heated at home, especially when we are trying to make changes. This guide is here to help explain our approach to dealing with conflict.

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A Parent's Guide to... eating out

For those of us trying to follow a healthy, well-balanced diet, eating out at restaurants may make things a little difficult. Here are a few tips and tricks to make eating out both enjoyable AND healthy!

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Kleicha

Kleicha is a date pastry, spiced with cardamom & walnuts, usually served during religious holidays in Iraq. It is sure to bring the biggest smile to your face, especially on Eid morning after a month of fasting! 

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BeeZee's easy guide to growing your own

You don’t need a field and lots of special equipment to grow your own fruits and veggies.   Here are a few ideas that can be easily grown in pots and enjoyed by the whole family 

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4 ways to break your fast on dates

After a day of fasting, Muslims world-wide break their fast on dates and a glass of water. Dates are a great source of many nutrients and are full of energy.   Here are our top 4 ways of taking dates to the next level.  

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All About Ramadhan

This month, Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Ramadhan. But what exactly is it, what happens during Ramadhan? We've got all your questions, answered!

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A Parent's Guide to.... Sleep Patterns

Ensuring your child has a healthy sleep structure and getting enough sleep will benefit their mood, their growth & development,  their focus and their hunger signals. Follow our tips for a good night's sleep, every night...

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BeeZee Book Club: The best children’s books about health, nutrition & wellbeing

In celebration of World Book Day, we've curated a BeeZee Book list of pageturners that'll teach kids about the importance of healthy eating & wellbeing

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A Parent's Guide to... How to fit(ness) more exercise into your routine! 

Our nutritionist & in-house personal trainer Hannah gives her top tips on how to fit physical activity into your family routine.

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Boost your kids' mental health with self-expression pizzas!

Here's a fun activity to provide an opportunity for families to share how they are feeling, whilst practising our skills in the kitchen!

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5 ways to promote self-expression in your child

Good mental health is strongly linked to authentic self-expression, so encourage your kids to celebrate who they are!

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A Parent's Guide to... Screen Time

During lockdown, families are spending an extra 4 hours a day on screens! We have some tips on how to limit and break up your kids screen time.

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Running the experiment | How to make new year's resolutions stick

At BeeZee Bodies we talk a lot about 'experiments'. In this blog post Lily explains a little more about how setting experiments can help your family achieve their goals!

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A Parent's Guide to... a COVID Christmas

This Christmas holiday might look different than previous years, due to different lockdown measures in different areas. This year had been different!! But don’t worry, we are back with another Parent’s guide on how to make the most out of your holidays this year. 

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A Parent's Guide to... surviving Winter 2020

The cold and dark wintery months can be tough, particularly with the added challenges that 2020 brings! Here's how to get your family through it healthily...

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Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Frankenstein guts and Jack-o-lantern intestines is the gruesome grub on our Hallow's Eve menu!

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Freaky Fruit! Three Healthy Halloween Snacks

The scariest thing about Halloween for parents? The sugar! It turns the little monsters possessed! But it doesn't need to be all Cadbury goo heads and toffee apples and candy corn. Why not have a culinary crafty afternoon with your kids making these frightful fruity treats?

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Chloe's BeeZee Live Blog!

Follow along as Chloe tells us about her BeeZee journey in this weekly live blog!

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