Clean Living Fast Food – this healthy carrot cake with lemon frosting is luscious and irresistible, without the sugar and wheat flour. You may remember the gorgeous lads from My …
I am one of those people who endures winter, waiting (impatiently) for the day the sun breaks through the dark, gloomy clouds and the garden begins to spring to life. Living by the ocean, we love spending time at the beach but getting our bodies sun kissed and sandy is no fun in the cold weather!
The more I learn about health and wellbeing, the more important I believe buying organic food for my family to be. Now, that is not to say that this household is 100% organic, because it isn’t, however I am learning to prioritise the items I truly prefer to be as close to their natural state as possible
What’s wrong with having one meal a week that’s vegetarian? Meals like this go a long way, very cheap and good for you. It’s a great way to get those kiddies eating those vegetables without complaining.
I love beef mince. It is such a versatile ‘cut’ of meat. It is cheap, and defrosts quickly when you have left meal preparations to the last minute. I have lots of mince recipes that I will be sharing with you over the coming posts, and the one I am starting with is San Chow Bow.
This a much healthier version of a old favourite. It’s much lighter and doesn’t sit in your belly all night long. If you are gluten intolerant or on a gluten free diet change the pasta to a gluten free one. Easy!
This recipe is egg free and dairy free, great for kids with allergies! I came up with this recipe because I love pumpkin, but sadly, in my house, I am the only one, so I always have extra pumpkin that needs using up. My kids really loved this cake, and I was happy to be giving them a treat that had veggies in it!
We all love a one-pot-wonder and this is a lovely hearty meal for the whole family to enjoy. High in protein and carbohydrates, and low in fat you can enjoy this as is, or for a creamier rice, stir through some grated cheese straight from the oven.
Baby food needn’t be boring, and the addition of herbs and spices is the perfect way to add new flavours to your baby’s developing palate. This dish also has the benefits of red lentils, a legume which is high in fibre, protein and carbohydrates and low in salt.
‘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.
Many toddlers go through a fussy phase where they only want to feed themselves. Simple pasta dishes, full of flavoursome veggie combinations, are a great way to embrace and encourage this newfound confidence while keeping their little bellies full and nutritional needs met.
Perfect for parties, these little tarts are salty and sweet and just plain delicious! They’re also versatile. Make larger versions and serve with a fresh salad for a great dinner party entree.
These are an oh-so-healthy version of the regular fried spring rolls. Mix them up with whatever ingredients you like, but they are perfect for a light lunch or party spread!
In my house we love tacos. It’s a great and easy way to get your kids to eat salad. I came up with this because my eldest daughter has food intolerances and I am watching my (and hubby’s) waist line. It was quick and easy for the kids to make their own because they stand up by themselves. Give it a try the kids will love them.
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.
I know when I was feeding in the early days it was hard to get much done, these can be done very quickly and can be frozen for later. Fish is a great source of protein which is very important when feeding yourself and your baby.
These little veggie and quinoa balls are crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the center, the perfect baby finger food or a healthy family snack. Quinoa is a fabulous first food for your baby as it is full of fibre, iron and calcium – key components for a healthy baby’s nutrition.
by Allie from OneHandedCooks
This salmon and veggie mash is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and vitamins and minerals, perfect for growing babies. Introducing fish early, in a variety of different ways will help little ones accept the new flavor and texture and embrace it as one of their favourite foods. Plus, it’s a great option for Good Friday.
This dinner is one of my absolute favourites – it is super easy, extremely tasty and freezes really well. My husband asks for it all the time and I have even served it for a Father’s Day dinner for my whole extended family. Everyone loved it.
I have been looking for something different for lunch, after toasted sandwiches and wraps started to get a bit boring. I love recipes that just use one bowl and are quick to make, while the hungry hoards wait. These fit both criteria, made in about five minutes and were scoffed down very quickly.
As with many of my recipes, I had an assortment of various items left in the fridge that I wanted to use, and thought that a nice ham and vegie muffin would be something my son would enjoy (which he did!).
This is one of my husband’s favourite dinners – he asks for it all the time. Which suits me because the meat is cooked on the BBQ and that’s his job! This salad is fresh and healthy, packed full of flavour and, best of all, it’s easy to make.