I like to make this yummy parfait with my little boy. He loves to choose which layers to add, and when it’s ready, we eat it together on a picnic rug out on our patio. It’s great for special-occasion breakfasts, such as Mother’s Day or a birthday, as a mid-morning snack or even dessert.
This version is dairy free as it’s made with coconut yoghurt but you can use natural yoghurt if you prefer. The addition of chia seeds, flaxseeds, almonds and pecans means it’s high in protein. It’s also rich in calcium and essential fats and high in fibre.
Parenthood is full of contradictions: we want to keep our children safe, yet we also want them to be adventurous and try new things; we want them to feel like the most important people on the planet, but we don’t want them to become conceited or arrogant; and we want them to be independent but can’t help feeling a little rejected when they don’t need us anymore.
This last scenario can be summed up in two words: Separation anxiety.
But the real question is who suffers more? The parents or the children?
My kids love this delicious Bundt cake. It contains less sugar than a regular cake and is a great substitute for cinnamon buns as it’s denser, contains no refined sugar and uses spelt which is a non-GMO grain. Bundt is a traditional European cake which is derived from a brioche-like cake which was popular in Germany, Austria and Poland. This is a nice cake to bring to a morning tea, or to a friend who has a new baby, or just to stash at home and nibble on yourself.
Now that winter is here, it’s a great time to adapt your lunchbox offerings for the colder weather to ensure little tummies are tempted when lunchtime rolls around. These are some of our favourite lunchbox solutions to keep your little ones nourished and energised. Invest in a good quality, kid-sized thermos to store hot lunches for the school day. The Thermos Funtainer is a great choice, but any quality product with a “warming guarantee” of a minimum of five hours is a good option.
How do you know if you’re doing a good job as a parent? How do you know if you’re raising happy, well-adjusted people who will grow into happy, functioning adults? If these questions have ever crossed your mind, then you’re likely doing a great job – but even if they haven’t, chances are that you’re a good-enough parent raising good-enough kids.
But is good enough, enough?