BeeZee Blog

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

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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RECIPE: 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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A Parent's Guide to.... Mental Health

In this guide, we provide you with some tips that you can easily incorporate into family life to start the conversation around your children's mental health and wellbeing.

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Lights, Camera, ACTION! BeeZee Live 2 is coming to a screen near you this October!

It’s the moment you’ve ALL been waiting for – you can claim your family’s free place in our next virtual group to create healthy lifestyle habits! Hooray!

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Award-winning Anisha scoops the BeeZee Gold and maintains consistent healthy habits

Anisha and her family attended our online support programme and learnt how to turn their healthy decisions into long-term healthy habits.

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A Parent's Guide to.... maintaining healthy habits at school

With the kids back at school and out of sight, they hold more control over their own decisions and food choices. Here are some angles to discuss with them to help keep them on the healthy track!

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RECIPE: Fish Pie

This traditional British favourite has been made lower in fat and calories and higher in vitamins and fibre by making a few healthy swaps!  

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5 signs your child may be overweight

Are you worried your child has gained weight? Here's five signs to look for that may suggest your child is above a healthy weight for their age.

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RECIPE: Coconut & Strawberry Nice Cream

Healthier and cheaper than shop bought ice creams, using coconut milk for creaminess and real strawberries for flavour, this simple healthy ice cream recipe is pretty cool!

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A Parent's Guide to.... school lunches

Make sure that the healthy habits you've been building at home are kept up when the kids go back to school. Here's how to make sure your child eats a healthy school lunch!

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5 fun family-friendly things to do in the summer holidays

We’ve come up with some safe, fun and low cost or free activities you can try to keep the kids busy over the summer holidays. 

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BeeZee's Beginner's Guide to Cricket

Our Cricket crazy coach Alex explain the basics of Cricket, and gives some skill drills to practice your batting, bowling and catching!

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Teen breaks his bad snacking habits, and looks and feels great as a result!

From secret snacker to healthy hacker, 16 year old Jake joined our online course to break his bad snacking habits and lose a bit of weight. 12 weeks later and 11kg lighter, Jake has learnt to overcome his unhealthy cravings. 

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A Parent’s guide to.... healthy picnics

A family picnic should be a relaxing, fun experience – but there's quite a lot to plan before you set off; from social distancing rules to preparing healthy and balanced picnic food. But no need to stress, here’s our guide to having a safe and healthy picnic.  

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Dad & daughter bond over cooking healthy meals together at BeeZee Families

7 year old Mollie and her Dad spent some quality time together at BeeZee Families and discovered their shared love of cooking!

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A Parent's Guide to.... snacks

We have come up with some helpful tips and advice to help both you and your children cut down on snacks and/or replace current, less healthy snacks with healthier ones. 

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The Lockdown Diaries • Week 6 - Puzzles and persistence

Marie gives her weekly update of mum life in lockdown. Keeping up her running and finding novel ways of avoiding the snack attacks!

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A Parent's Guide to... navigating big events with children

5 key things that parents, carers or any trusted adult can do to help children navigate big events, like the pandemic and lockdown we are currently experiencing.

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The Lockdown Diaries • Week 5 - Back on Track

Marie gives her account of Week 5 in lockdown, and the whole family is getting back on track after the Easter holidays.

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Tips for reaching your 5-a-day

You might be finding it more challenging than usual to eat healthily while we're in isolation.  Supermarkets are sometimes running low on your go-to fruits and veggies, and you may be more tempted by snacking. But here are some tips to get your 5-a-day

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A Parent's Guide to... establishing routine

Although our usual routines are no longer in place, it doesn’t mean that we should give up on any sort of routine altogether. In this parent's guide we talk about establishing routine in lockdown.

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5 Ways to Wellbeing

It's an uncertain and challenging time we're in, so perhaps it's unsurprising that many adults and children alike are struggling with uncomfortable feelings. But focusing on the 5 WAYS TO WELLBEING can have a real positive impact on mental health.

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The Lockdown Diaries • Week 4 – Birthday parties and boredom!

Marie tells us about her families 4th week in lockdown - boredom is starting to set in, but was revived by some special birthday fun!

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How to build an at-home obstacle course

Here's an idea to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, and get them moving at home! Create your own obstacle course! Watch the videos for our BeeZee Families approved ideas.

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Lockdown Diaries • Week 3: Falling into routine

Marie gives her account of her family's third week in lockdown, and they're settling into a stay-at-home routine.

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5 things to do over Easter Weekend

This Easter weekend may not be exactly how you had planned it... but we are safe at home. We've complied a list of five fun things you can do with your family at home to celebrate this bank holiday weekend. 

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RECIPE: Oaty Easter Cookies

These Easter cookies make a great alternative to chocolate Easter eggs, and are great fun to make with the whole family! 

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Download our free Easter Scavenger Hunt!

Download and print our BeeZee Monster Scavenger Hunt to keep your little monsters occupied over Easter in lockdown!

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Keep your child's snacking in check with a home Tuck Shop!

If your kids are asking for snacks every 30 minutes and you’re worried they’re going to eat you out of house and home, we have an idea for you...open your own tuck shop.

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Lockdown Diaries • Week Two : Making new habits

Marie is back for her second week of the Lockdown Diaries as a health-conscious working mum! This week, she's looking to set some healthy habits for herself...

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RECIPE: Italian Stuffed Peppers | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

Using veggies as bowls - a sneaky tactic to get your kids to eat more veg! These peppers contain a delicious filling of turkey mince (or you could use quorn!), rice and melted cheese.

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Lockdown Diaries • Week one: school closures

Welcome to the first of Marie's weekly lockdown diaries; where she will be sharing her thoughts, challenges and successes of being quarantined as a working-from-home, homeschooling, health conscious mum!

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Malik says "Coming to BeeZee Families made me feel happy and secure"

10 year old Malik was referred to BeeZee Families by his school nurse, and now he feels so much better.

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RECIPE: Shakshuka | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

This healthy and delicious tomato based dish can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Additionally, it’s a great meal to use up any vegetables leftover in the kitchen.

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