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Kids and scuba diving

Kids and scuba diving

If children under the age of 12 are physically, mentally and emotionally able to handle the skills and understanding the knowledge needed to scuba dive and the thirst to learn, he or she should be able to get certified. In my experience with my kids, children today are learning concepts crucial to understanding the risks … Continue reading

Year End Party time

Year End Party time

It’s one of our favorite things to do at Sitters4U; catering to functions. Generally speaking most of our staff are found working separately for private clients. It’s a tremendous opportunity to work together and have fun doing what we love! This last weekend we were blessed enough to work with over 100 children. We managed a number of rides including … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Chicken bites

Lunch box snack of the week: Chicken bites

Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/10 minutes Servings: makes 20 bites Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. Equipment: 1 mixing bowl, 1 pan Bites of delight I call these little lunch box marvels. Fabulous sources of protein for you little bundle of joy. Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts cut into chunks … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Apple Crumble

Lunch box snack of the week: Apple Crumble

Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/30 minutes Servings: makes 8 servings Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Equipment: 2 mixing bowls, 2 pans, baking pan Served warm, straight from the oven, or chilled as dessert, there’s almost nothing to beat this lovely treat.  A perfect lunch box accompaniment your little one … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Baked Banana Chips

Lunch box snack of the week: Baked Banana Chips

Prep/ Cooking Time: 4 hours 30 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings (use more bananas to increase your servings) Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Equipment: baking tray, mixing bowl, paper towels Ingredients: 8 bananas lemon juice Directions: Preheat  oven to 100° C. Peel the bananas and slice thinly. Coat your cookie sheet with non … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Cheese sticks

Lunch box snack of the week: Cheese sticks

  Prep/ Cooking Time: 30 minutes Servings: makes 24 sticks Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Equipment: 2 mixing bowls, whisk, tray, baking tray, wax paper, foil Ingredients: 12 sticks reduced sodium mozzarella string cheese 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsp flour 5 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 5 tbsp bread crumbs 2 tsp parmesan … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Breakfast bar

Lunch box snack of the week: Breakfast bar

Prep/ Cooking Time: 45 minutes Servings: makes 18 bars Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Equipment: baking pan, 2 mixing bowls, mixer, wooden spoon. Ingredients: 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sultanas 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup chopped … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Strawberry Bars

Lunch box snack of the week: Strawberry Bars

Prep/ Cooking Time: 45 minutes Servings: makes 12 bars Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Equipment: baking tin, 2 mixing bowls, mixer, wooden spoon, screwer, baking paper, cling wrap. Ingredients: 1 cup of flour 1 cup of rolled oats 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/4 tsp. … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Apple Chips

Lunch box snack of the week: Apple Chips

Prep/ Cooking Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 servings Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Equipment: Cookie rack, medium pot, chopping board Ingredients: 8 apples 500ml apple juice cinnamon stick or cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven at 180˚C.First boil apple juice with either a cinnamon stick or cinnamon. Slice the apples as thinly as … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Tortilla snacks

Lunch box snack of the week: Tortilla snacks

Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Servings: makes 2 servings Storage: Keep up to 3 days in an airtight container Equipment: Biscuit cutters, large baking tray, zip lock bags Ingredients: 2 large flour tortillas 1 tbsp light olive oil or cooking spray 1/2 tsp mixed herbs handful of grated parmesan Directions: Preheat the over at 200˚C Lightly brush … Continue reading

Lunch box snack of the week: Pumpkin fritters

Lunch box snack of the week: Pumpkin fritters

Prep/Cooking Time:  30 minutes Servings: makes 12 Storage: Keep up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Equipment: Mixing bowl, food processor (if you have one, otherwise a mixing bowl and whisk or electric beater will suffice), foil, pan, spatula Ingredients: 2 large eggs 2 cups pumpkin 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt … Continue reading