Half way through term one! YIKES!! School holidays and Easter in a few weeks!!!
Get creative but don’t go overboard, kids are kids, keep it simple, easy and healthy!
Check out The Healthy Life-Styler page on Bellarine Kids for more snack ideas!

Have you heard of green smoothies? Well let me tell you, I don’t fight my kids to eat a salad anymore! They drink it!
·       2 large handfuls of spinach
·       2 chopped pears
·       2 chopped bananas
·       3 mint leaves (optional)
·       Tablespoon of honey
·       4 cups of water.
·       Blend and enjoy!!


·       1 1/2 cups of spelt flour
·       1 tsp bicarb
·       2 tbsp milk alternative (nut or rice milk)
·       3 tbsp shredded Coconut
·       1/4 cup sultanas
·       1 cup grated apple
·       3 ripe mashed bananas
·       1/2 cup of honey
·       1/4 tsp cinnamon
·       2 tbs grape seed oil
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl with sultanas. In another bowl mash the bananas add oil, honey, apple and mix together. In another bowl mix juice and bicarb soda add this to the wet ingredients and then add it all to the dry ingredients. Mix but don’t over mix. Spoon into mini muffin tins. Sprinkle with coconut.
Bake about 170 degrees for 15 minutes or when ready. 

Lana Purcell- The Healthy Life-Styler. Holistic Health Counsellor and Raw Food Coach
Do any of these sound familiar…? 
Strategies for encouraging healthy eating behaviours;

  • ‘There’s nothing to eat…’Children need exposure and access to healthy foods – have the fruit bowl in a place where older children can reach an apple or nectarine for snacks, all washed and ready to go. Have carrots and celery already peeled and cut up in the fridge
  • ‘But HE / SHE get to have one…’ Children learn from modelling their behaviour on parents, peers and siblings – make meal times a special occasion where the family sits down to eat together. The younger children can learn how to use their cutlery and other social skills
  • ‘Mum, I’m hungry….’ Children prefer what is eaten when they are hungry, so if this is a typical saying in your house, ensure your child gets to eat nutrient rich foods at this time and not calorie dense junk foods
  • ‘If you pack away all of your toys, you can have…’ Children love reward foods and will almost do anything for a special treat. Make your special treats a fruit face (a variety of fruit cut and arranged into the shape of a face), vegetable skewers or a homemade treat that is low in sugar, fat and salt
  • ‘No you can’t have a chocolate frog…’ Restriction of any foods tends to promote a preference for that food. Children will find any way to get up into the cupboard to reach the contraband foods and a liking for fat, sugar and salty foods is usually enhanced by the environment where food is present
 Need help in changing the dietary patterns in your house? Contact me at C-Change Nutrition!
Megan AllenderM.Sc. Nutrition B.Ed. Physical Education
Nutritionist C-Change Nutrition 
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Now it’s time to introduce you all to our NEW Bellarine Kids members!!
Including our founding members… In alphabetical order:
5 star, baby!, All Things Owls, Allure Art Collections, Ask!, Anna Lord Photography, Apple Fair, Ashby Art Show, Baboodle, Barwon Heads Fish and Chips, Bella Jade Photography, Bellarine Business Women, Bellarine Railway, BuggZ, Buxton Baby, C-Change Nutrition, C-Change Training Studio, Child Restraint Fitting, Cottage by the Sea, Dame Designs Photography & Wedding Dresses, Ebban Australia, Ettie & Ottie, Feed Geelong, Fresh Water Creek Steiner School Fair, Getting Started: Food Additive Minimisation,  Green Earth Party Paraphernalia, Headspace Barwon, Hire for Baby, Holistic Mums, Junior Gym, Kaisercraft: Geelong Outlet,  Let’em Loose, Lions Club, Little Babes and Bows, Lilli Lou Lou, Little Miss Marcelle, Little Yoga & Dance Champions, Long White Cloud Baby, Mary Thompson Photography, Meaghan Cook Photography, Minim Kids, Ocean Grove Costume Hire, Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre, Ocean Grove Playgroup, Ocean Grove Stays, Ocean Grove Supertoys, Polkadottie, Portarlington Neighbourhood House, Queenscliff Bowling Club, Queenscliff Fishing Charters & Scenic Tours, Queenscliff Neighbourhood House, Parent and Toddler Group Fitness, Recipes by Lana and Frillypants, Rhiannon Matthews Photography, Ripview Bistro, Road to Reading, Rocgelic,  Saima Jade Photography, Step Into Life, St John of God Hospital Rapheal Centre, Strawberry Fair, Surf Side Netball,  The Healthy Life-Styler, Whale Spout, Wonderful Websites, Yayme Geelong, YMCA Geelong and Yoga with Tara.
Please click on your desired business link, and the world wide web will take you to their page on Bellarine Kids. From BK, you can be re directed to the relevant Facebook page or Website.
Top Local Picks:
Pack a cricket bat/tennis racket & ball, bike, trike, board, scooter, insect repellant,
your dinner and head for the picnic area at your local beach, reserve or park.
Grab a soccer ball, footy, tennis ball or netball and head down to your local
reserve or sports oval. Kids of all ages LOVE space, right?!

Sunday 4th March: Wallington Primary School Strawberry Fair
Friday 9th March: Ocean Grove Primary School twilight Apple Fair
Tuesday 13th March: Pre School Fun Day
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March: Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea
Friday 30th March: Last day of term 1, YIKES!!
Sunday 1st April: Autism Walk Geelong

The ongoing support for Bellarine Kids continues to make me feel a little overwhelmed and nervous at times but mostly I feel very excited with all that we have achieved in this short time. 
The response has been fantastic! Thankyou to all who have helped my new venture to take off! Cheers to the Bellarine Kids Facebook community! Your posts, comments, emails and likes are great.
I love reading what you have to write, and I am sure that I speak for other members as well.
I hope that Bellarine Kids has helped (and continues to help) you find fun and free things to do, and fun things to make, eat, and play. We aim to continue to provide you with yummy local, kid friendly places to eat, great things to buy, fun things to see and support.

I had the pleasure of meeting Anna Lord last month. A lovely Ocean Grove based photographer that is happy to travel anywhere on the Bellarine Peninsula and in the Geelong area. Sessions can be done in your home, or at a location of your choice. For us, our shoot was booked at the beach and also at the skate park. CHEERS to anna.lord photography and a few easy going and spunky teens for taking and allowing us to take some fun and fantastic photos for the Bellarine Kids website!

Please email if you have any questions, recipes, free events or feedback, health topics, places or programs you would like reviewed.
Or email us if your child friendly business would like to join Bellarine Kids!

Cheers, Stacey.


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