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
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
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
Raw Bounty Bar
Tasty, creamy and coconut-y goodness covered in homemade raw chocolate. A tasty and healthy treat - perfect to indulge yourselves!!
I know I’ve mentioned it numerous times before but I LOVE coconut. I use it in so many of my recipes and I don’t know what my life would be like without my coconut!! I’m sure I have it on a daily basis – both in savoury and sweet dishes. Stella is also taking after me and always gets the thredded coconut out of the pantry and as a result loves my coconut treats I make.
I grew up eating the sugar filled, processed Bounty Bars and decided that I’d recreate a healthier version of these – I do love recreating healthier versions of popular treats. This recipe also ticks all the right boxes – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and of course super tasty! 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
A healthy take on the classic Lemon Slice.
I think I’ve mentioned this before but I really LOVE lemons! And lucky for me, lemons are in season as its winter in NZ. Our lemon tree is full of lemons which means our fruit bowl is over-flowing with lemons waiting for me to incorporate into more tasty and healthy recipes that I can share with you all.
I used to love the classic Lemon slice so I decided to recreate this dish into a healthier version which was still super tasty. I removed the sugar, butter and refined flours and replaced these with healthier alternatives which resulted in a healthier yet still very delicious Lemon Slice which got the tick of approval from the family. 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.
I first fell in love with polenta fries at one of myfavourite restaurants in Auckland and decided that I wanted to be able to whipthese up at home.
What I really like about Polenta fries, is that they arefirstly super easy and also very versatile and can be eaten all year round – Insummer, at a BBQ and in winter with a roast. They can also be eaten as a snack – serve with a Mexican salsa or someguacamole. They can also be prepared theday before and cooked when you are ready to serve. Additionally, you can also freeze the batterand use at a later date.
Easy Berry Smoothie
An easy snack or breakfast on-the-go when you are short on time.
I always love to whip up a smoothie when I’m short of time or on the go. And Berry smoothies are definitely my ‘go to.’
This creamy berry smoothie is so quick and easy and super tasty.
You can use fresh of frozen berries. I usually use frozen berries. Frozen berries also result in a much thicker smoothie which I like.