BeeZee Blog

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

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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RECIPE: Vietnamese Style Broccoli Summer Rolls | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

Try these summer rolls packed with broccoli are an exciting way to get some extra green goodness into your child's diet. Dip into peanut butter satay sauce and enjoy the crunch!

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RECIPE: Spanish Style Sweetcorn Salad | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

This colourful salad is packed full of rainbow veggies, with sweetcorn taking centre stage! ¡Olé!

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RECIPE: Pea Guac | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

This great alternative to guacamole is cheaper and lower in fat, and it's also super easy to make.

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RECIPE: Carrot Cupcakes | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

These healthy (well, healthier) carrot cupcakes are a delicious occasional treat –way less fat and calories than normal cake, but just as tasty!

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A Parent's Guide to.... Self Care

As mums and dads we can often feel selfish prioritising our own needs. But self-care is an essential part of good parenting - by looking after ourselves we can give our best self to our families and children.

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A Parent’s Guide to…making and sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a great time to make some healthy changes to your family lifestyle. Our Families nutritionist Dan gives some expert tips for making resolutions that stick.

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A Parent's Guide to... Healthy Habits at Christmas

Christmas is a time for indulgence, but how can you keep a healthy balance? In our Christmas edition of a Parent's Guide to healthy habits we give some ideas on healthier alternatives to enjoy over the festive period!

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Helloooo Gloucestershire!

Get to know your brand new BeeZee Families Team Gloucestershire!

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Just Talk

It's okay not to be okay. We're supporting the Just Talk campaign in Hertfordshire to let local families know where they can go to talk.

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A Parent's Guide to... sugar

We know it can be really hard to stand your ground on limiting treats without causing World War 3 - but Families Nutritionist Poppy has a few tips and tricks for cutting your child's sugar intake... 

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Ghastly Games and Atrocious Activities

Here are a few ideas to get the kids mo-o-o-o-ving this Halloween.

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Trick or treat? How to handle Halloween healthily!

Halloween is nearly here and it’s a time where your children will bring back more treats than you know what to do with. We're here to help!

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Ghoulish Gingerbread

It's no trick! These treats are terrifyingly tasty and a healthier option this Halloween.

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Prabhuv thinks BeeZee Families is "great and totally worth your time" 😁

We love hearing how our graduates are getting on, and Prabhuv from our Leavesden group wanted to tell you about his experience at BeeZee Families himself....

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BeeZee Families presented at UKCO Conference

Charan has been crunching the numbers of 800 BeeZee Families and presented the findings at the UKCO Annual Conference.

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