STRAWBERRY COCONUT PARFAIT WITH HOMEMADE GRANOLA
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.
WHOLESOME ANZAC BISCUITS
Anzac Biscuits are a firm favourite among most Australian families. This Wholesome Anzac Biscuit variation combines almond meal, quinoa and coconut to create a scrumptious and satisfying alternative to conventional store bought versions that often contain high amounts of refined sugars and carbohydrates. These healthy Anzac biscuits have a low glycemic index which means they won’t cause spikes in sugar levels and your kids won’t be bouncing off the walls!
RAISIN COCONUT BUNDT CAKE
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.
HELP! THERE’S NOTHING FOR LUNCH….LAST MINUTE LUNCHBOX PREP
Maybe it’s the day before your “big shop”, or money has been tight, or perhaps everyone has just locust through all the food again. Here’s what to do when there’s nothing for the lunchboxes
WINTER LUNCHBOX IDEAS
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.
10 WAYS TO WARD OFF SNIFFLES THIS WINTER
Each year when the cooler weather hits, colds and flus tend to hit us hard. The good news is, there is plenty you can do to boost your family’s immunity and keep bugs at bay.