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
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
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
A healthy kids snack or lunchbox treat. These muffins are full of wholesome ingredients and still ensures the kids tummy's are satisfied. They're also a great snack for the big kids (I love them too)!
Stella loves muffins and I would assume that most other kids do. We often make this recipe at home so I thought I should share it to all the other mums who’s kids also love muffins. And its not just for kids, its for the big kids too – my husband and I also enjoy snacking on these. So they don’t seem to last very long.
AND they are also fun to make with the kiddies. Stella absolutely loves making these with me, she’s turning into a real foodie. Read More
Easy Gluten Free Kids Pizza Base
An easy dinner option that the kids will love.
Who doesn’t like pizza…..? I’m sure most of you reading this love pizza’s. And if you don’t, your kiddies will.
This is a super simple allergy friendly pizza base. It only takes around 5-10mins for the base and is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan and soy free. And another 10mins once the toppings have been added. So quick and easy when you are short on time or if your kiddies are hanging around you wanting dinner ASAP. Its quicker (and healthier) than ordering pizza for delivery!
Banana Oat Cookies
Super simple and healthy Oat Cookies that the kids will enjoy making and eating.
Now firstly I want to point out that this recipe is NOT Gluten Free. Whilst I am Coeliac and most of the food eaten in our household is Gluten Free, Stella still has oats for brekkie in her Porridge and Bircher. As a result of this, I know she loves them so I thought why not make her a cookie that is healthy enough for her to snack on all day long. However, I have included a gluten free option as well.
I only wish that I could eat oats. Oats are one of the most nutritious grains. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. They have a low glycemic index, maintaining blood glucose levels keeping you fuller for longer. Whilst most people who are gluten intolerant are fine with Oats, I would recommend that Coeliacs steer clear of them. Many Coeliacs do not react to oats in terms of feeling any physical symptoms however irreversible damage can still occur, in other words they can be toxic to people with Coeliac disease. Read More
Salmon & Kumera Cakes
A simple dinner that the kids will love - packed full of wholesome goodness.
So I’ve been a little busy recently with the new addition to our wee family. But I’m still getting to the kitchen when I can to experiment with a few recipes. I just haven’t found the time to post. While I was in nesting mode (towards the end of my pregnancy) I prepared a few meals for Stella (2 1/2 years) and James & I. The idea of worrying about meals each night with a newborn was and is not ideal.
This recipe is the perfect meal for kids which is healthy, nutrient dense and it freeze’s well. These Salmon & Kumera cakes are so simple to grab form the freezer and place in the oven for 10-15mins. They also don’t take very long to prepare and Stella loves them! Read More
Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins
A quick, easy and tasty treat that the whole family can enjoy.
Stella (2 years) absolutely adores muffins (as do the rest of the household). I wanted to create a healthy sweet treat for her that I could make in bulk and freeze. The bonus about mini muffins is that they don’t take long to defrost.
For baking I steer clear of white flour and sugar and find much healthier & nutritious alternatives. For example white flour alternatives I tend to use in my baking include almond flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, quinoa flour etc and I’m sure you are aware of the substitutes for sugar.