My Banana Bread is nourishing and satisfying. Made with whole food ingredients, it is a real treat served warm with lashings of butter or the perfect addition to the school snack box.
I make this simple yet tasty no bake slice for my kids to add to their school snacks. `It provides plenty of energy to keep kids going, good fats for healthy brain development, vitamins, minerals and it’s naturally sweetened…but best of all…my kids love it!
I modified this recipe today from a banana bread recipe I often use. It worked a treat, and is a great way to use up over-ripe mangoes! So summery and yum, full of nutritious ingredients and high in fibre with only a small amount of butter added.
I hope you like it!
Summer is all about sunshine, entertaining and fruit! This sweet take on a blini is simple to make using pancake batter and a mini muffin tin. With its golden colour and a tangy sweet hit, it is sure to impress and is perfect for a new take on finger food.
I made this fruit centrepiece for Christmas a couple of years ago. Use cookie cutters to cut the fruit, and then toothpicks or cut skewers to pin the fruit to a polystyrene ball covered by a lettuce leaf!
Pear, macadamia and quinoa muffins are something a little different and both yummy and healthy. Lovely for the whole family you can eat them as they are or warm with some yoghurt and stewed fruit. If you don’t have quinoa flour you can substitute it for wholemeal (or white) flour.
These Banana and Oat Cookies are something I often have in my pantry for an on the go treat or snack for my children. They are dairy and refined sugar free and can be gluten free if you can source gluten free oats. Best of all, they are really yummy.
With allergies becoming more common it’s sometimes difficult to come up with things for lunchboxes,or you could just simply make this because you have no eggs either way these are yummy. I love this recipe because it is quick and easily done in 5 mins, all you have to do is wait for them to cook.
‘Tagine’ is just a fancy name for a Moroccan-inspired casserole. They usually contain fruit such as dried apricots or prunes, so their natural sweetness often appeals to children.
It’s always good to serve fruit at a party, but how about displaying it in a fun way for something a little bit different. I’ve made fruit ‘cakes’ before with thick layers of melons as a base, but this is a quicker alternative, using cookie cutters to create interesting shapes.
Do you find yourself searching for a healthy yet tasty snack for your children? These little fruity carrot cookies are full of goodness with no butter or sugar. You will feel good knowing your little ones are just as happy snacking on something that’s good for them.
Need something special to whip up for breakfast? These pancakes are a little bit more decadent than the normal variety, perfect for special occasions like Mother’s Day.
When my bananas become inedible (happens pretty quickly in Perth after a hot day) I pop them in the freezer. They are perfect for muffins and cakes and make them yummy and moist.I whipped these up in the thermomix. They took 10 seconds and they are deliciously light and fluffy. Perfect for an after school snack. I generally encourage the children to eat them outside as they are pretty crumbly.
I had some ripe pears in the fruit basket, more and more often my son is wanting to eat his food using his own hands, and I had a craving (non-pregnancy related!) for a sweet desert that the adults in the house could drizzle with vanilla icecream. The muffins were quite moist and my son loved them. I think he feels like a big boy eating them on his own. The addition of honey is up to you and so, I have suggested adding it at the end of the recipe if you so wish.
Children love smoothies even more than adults. With summer approaching why not treat the kids to a smoothie for afternoon tea. The addition of oats adds a nice flavour and helps you stay fuller for longer.
Apricot and chicken is a match made in heaven. Even the fussiest eaters will find it hard to resist the crunchy coating and sweet chicken flavour. You might want to make a second batch as these little roly polys will not last long.
This recipe came to mind for no greater reason that I had some very ripe pears that I wanted to use. At the same time, my little boy was a little ‘blocked up’ and I wanted to make something with prunes. Pear and prune – sounded like a good idea to me! I have used a recipe for savoury slices and modified it to work for a sweet slice. My little boy loved the pear and prune slices and I will be making some more.
These cookies are sugar free, dairy free, egg free, healthy… and delicious. If your little one is under 12 months, then replace the honey with a teaspoon of vanilla extract