Nut Free Chocolate Bliss Balls
This is a great recipe for kids lunch boxes. A healthy treat and great snack for the whole family. Perfect for those Mama's sending their kiddies to kindy/school where there are nut-free policies. This recipe is free from refined sugar, gluten, dairy and nuts. I hope you love it as much as we do! x
Now that the kiddies are back to school or kindy, its time for us Mums to get back to making lunchboxes. Like many kindy’s, Freddie’s centre has a nut free policy. Going nut free can be hard for parents. For me, most of the snacks/healthy treats that I usually make for the kids contain nuts. For those in a gluten free household, I’m sure this is the case for you too. I also haven’t yet come across nut-free bliss balls that I can purchase, but lets be honest, they’re much better home-made! So back into the kitchen I went to make a nut-free bliss ball recipe. This recipe is great for those nut-free schools/kindys and also for those families where there are nut allergies.
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Vanilla & Chocolate Crackle
This recipe will bring back childhood memories! I loved Rice Bubble slice when I was growing up so I created a healthy alternative that tastes just as good. This recipe is free from refined sugar, gluten, dairy and nuts. I hope you love it as much as we do! x
I’m sure most of you remember the traditional Rice Bubble slice from when you were growing up…..? I definitely do, especially at birthday parties. We all loved it when we were kids. So I set out to create a healthy alternative that tasted just as good so the kids could enjoy it! The traditional slice was made up of sugar, butter, honey and rice bubbles so I have substituted these and opted for whole food ingredients that result in a slice that kids both big and small will love. The perfect wee snack.
This slice is another super simple recipe. The kids will love helping to prepare it, its a great lunch box snack and its also super tasty – we all enjoy it in our household. Read More
Most people are aware that sugar can destroy our health. Two much sugar can lead to many health concerns – cancers, diabetes, acne, mood swings, weight gain, depression, headaches, dental problems and many other conditions.
When trying to cut out sugar many people automatically think of sweets, chocolate and soft drinks. However, they do not realise that a lot of the (processed, packaged or refined) food that is marketed to us as “healthy,” “pure,” “natural” and “organic” actually contains a lot of hidden sugars. These foods which we perceive as healthy are actually ruining our health. Read More
Lemon Bliss Balls
You know I'm a sucker for anything citrus so here is another tasty Lemon recipe. A perfect grab-and-go snack and a great lunchbox option for the kids.
Our tree is still bursting with lemons so I thought I’d create another recipe full of lemon-y goodness.
These bliss balls make the perfect healthy and tasty snack. They are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar and are also low carb. This delicious recipe combines two of my favourite ingredients – a tasty blend of creamy coconut and zesty lemon and coconut. These Bliss Balls are a super simple easy to make no bake recipe. It literally involves placing all ingredients into a blender and rolling them into balls – Easy peasy!! Read More
As many of you will know from previous posts, I am now hooked on Essential Oils. I’m sure you have noticed the “new hype” of essential oils and now you are wondering what all the fuss is about and if they actually work.
These gorgeous oils have changed our lives for the better. I love always having a natural solution to reach for when we have any health concerns. I believe it is so important to be able to use natural alternatives on your loved ones and in particular the little ones. Not only have we replaced our medicine cabinet with these oils, I now make my own cleaning and beauty products and use these oils to enhance the kitchen. It really is simple! But for those not keen on DIY there are also many pre-made health, cleaning and beauty products that you can buy which are made from these precious oils. Read More
Raw Lemon Slice
I'm a real sucker for anything citrus so I created this tasty raw lemon slice that I know you will love.
LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS!! I love citrus and in particular anything with lemons. Lucky for me, lemons are in season at the moment and this year and our tree is full of this tasty fruit!
Last year I posted a healthy take on the traditional Lemon Slice, and previously a Lemon and Coconut slice. So this year I wanted to experiment with a raw lemon slice and I have a found a winner. AND it is one the whole family enjoys. Read More
These Muesli Bars are a great option to have on hand when you feel the urge to snack. A healthy alternative to store bought muesli bars and great for us busy mums as they require no prep. Popular snack for adults and a great addition to kids lunchboxes.
As a busy mum, I love having something healthy on hand to reach for when I feel the urge to snack (which seems to be often especially since I’m breastfeeding….). And these muesli bars are a delicious option. Not only for me, they seemed to be popular with Stella and James as well! A great option for both adults and kiddies alike. Note to self, must make a bigger batch next time!
The dangerous thing about being at home all day long is the temptation of the pantry…. So I always make sure that I have something nutritious that I can grab for morning/afternoon tea AND an option that requires no preparation is key. Read More
This week is Coeliac Awareness Week so I wanted to share a post about my experience with Coeliac disease and to share a bit more information around this disease in terms of what it is, tips and my favourite gluten free foods and cafes. I hope you find it helpful.
I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in my mid 20s and I did think my life was over – that was after the doctor had to explain to me exactly what Coeliac disease was and then what gluten was. Once I got my head around this, I just thought, no more of my favourite foods. But on the plus side, would changing my diet really make me feel better….? Read More
Baby Friendly Mini Muffins
A perfect finger food for little ones, these mini muffins are both baby and toddler approved. A quick and easy recipe for busy parents and a great alternative to pre-bought packaged snacks often full of sugar and empty calories. Try these today!
By popular demand, here are my baby friendly mini muffins – the perfect finger food for wee ones starting on solids. Nice and soft and packed full of nutritious ingredients, Freddie has been loving these (as has his big sister and I may have snacked on one or two).
A great first finger food for babies – they are sugar free, sweetened only with apple, banana and carrot which means they are packed full of fruit and veggies. Making these a great alternative to your usual store brought muffins which are often high in sugar, and empty calories. Read More
Essential Oil Infused Toilet Bombs
A toxin free toilet cleaner that is great to refreshen your toilet between cleans. They're fun to make and only require a few simple ingredients
Nobody likes cleaning toilets! So this is a great option to make your life easier so you can deodorise and clean your toilet at the same time. This recipe is super simple with only a few household ingredients that you probably already have on hand in addition to your favourite essential oils – baking soda, citric acid and essential oils.
I like to do a decent clean once a week and then half way through the week these bombs are a great way to refreshen our toilet. Read More