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
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
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
Make the most of your Feijoas this season by trying this super simple Feijoa loaf that the whole family will enjoy. Great for a snack or a healthy addition to the kids lunchbox
Its Feijoa season again and if you have a Feijoa tree like we do that is full of this delicious fruit, then I’m sure you are wanting ways to make the most of your own Feijoas. We are already around half way through Feijoa season now so ensure you don’t let this fruit go to waste. The great thing about Feijoas is that they are very versatile and you can add them to a number of dishes – both sweet and savoury. Cakes, Crumbles, muffins, chutney, “nice cream,” smoothies, add to salads or Bircher
– just to name a few. Have a look at my recipes for Feijoa Cake
. 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
Cacao & Coconut Granola
My Cacao and Coconut granola is chocolatey, crunchy, full of superfoods and super simple to make! This breakfast has definitely become a family favourite in our household
I love making my own granola. And whipping up your own granola is super simple and its such a great alternative to many of the store bought granola’s which are full of unnecessary unhealthy ingredients.
The best thing about making your own granola is choosing exactly what you like to go in it and you can use what you have on hand so you can change it up each time you make it.
This recipe is full of superfoods and healthy fats. The base ingredient is raw activated buckwheat. A great gluten free option full of fibre, protein and vitamins. I have chosen to use coconut oil which is nutritious and has a light flavour – feel free to mix this up with another healthy alternative. Read More
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
An easy and delicious dessert that is healthy enough to have for breakfast or morning/afternoon tea. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and also a nut free option.
I’m wanting to make the most of feijoa season and you’ve seen how much we love Feijoa’s from previous posts, so I’ve created this tasty Feijoa Crumble recipe. A perfect warming after dinner healthy treat which is great to satisfy those sweet cravings during these cooler nights we’ve been experiencing lately in NZ.
Just like the traditional crumble but without the sugar, butter and white flour – a healthier but still very tasty alternative. Read More
Lemon & Coconut Slice
A quick and easy healthy sweet slice combining two of my favrouite ingredients - Lemon & Coconut.
I love anything flavoured with lemon and I’ve mentioned before how much I love coconut – this recipe combines both. Definitely a great baking combo! We always have lemons on hand at home and I use them throughout the day, starting the day with a glass of water with lemon juice, with Avocado for breakfast, over salads and in my herbal teas. In terms of Coconut, I also use this throughout the day, when I have Bircher in the morning and over salads for lunch/dinner. I also obviously love creating recipes which include both ingredients. Read More