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Chewy chickpea cookies

I’m loving these high protein gluten-free cookies. They’re super easy to make, great for the lunch box and perfect for a mid morning cuppa. Warning: eating only one is a little tricky. The chia seeds act as an egg substitute bringing essential omegas and slow release energy, whilst also being another source of protein. But […]

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Iron-rich truffles kids will love

And mums and dads! Here we combine iron rich foods – prunes, walnuts, raw cacao, pumpkin seed butter + dates – for a power packed nutritious snack. Serve these with a blueberry smoothie and you’ve got the important vit C to aid the iron absorption. Pumpkin seed butter is my new best friend. It’s full of […]

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Pea pesto

Time on Instagram is well spent when I come across dishes as appealing as this quick cheesy pea pesto by Pepe Josephine at @pjantbased. This is an easy option for when there’s not a lot of veges in the house but for a bag of peas in the freezer. We all have those times, right? […]

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Cranberry hazelnut chocolate bark

Cranberry Hazelnut Chocolate Bark Ingredients ¼ cup hazelnuts¼ cup large coconut flakes¼ cup dried cranberries ½ cup coconut oil½ cup dark cocoa powder¼ cup maple syrupPinch salt Method Preheat the oven to 180.Roast hazelnuts for ~ 10 minutes.Remove and place between two paper towels and rub most of the skins off.Toast the coconut flakes for […]

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Chocolate Cranberry Granola

Chocolate for breakfast is really ok. Seriously ok in fact. And what I love about this combo is that no one (as in smallish child) notices the buckwheat or the flaxseed. Or the fact that it’s no where near as sweet as those ‘healthy’ cereals from the supermarket. And the base ingredients are cheap and […]

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Vegan waffles

We were firmly a pancake family on Sundays. That was until our lovely American neighbours moved in across the street and we learnt about waffles. We’ve been cranking them out ever since. This recipe is slightly adapted from Heather Crosby’s of Yum Universe. It’s a lot lower in fat than your standard waffle recipe so […]

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Smokey Almonds

There are some foods that smell better than they taste. Agree? And there are some smells and tastes that are, … well, so ingrained that to reconnect with them on any level is kinda cool. {Can you seeing me skirting around the word bacon here? I just don’t want to have to think about how […]

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Go Go Goji Berry Bar

We eat a lot of bliss balls in our house. Like these ones and these ones. But when time is short and the lunchbox calls. I ‘press’ instead of roll. 1 C dried coconut 1 C oats 2 cups dates, chopped (soak if hard) ½ C goji berries, chopped 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 Tbl […]

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6 Quick & Healthy Desserts Kids will Love

Dessert for kids is not always the icing on the, ahem, cake. Sometimes it is pure strategy. By that I mean a vehicle for extra nutrition that’s delicious and won’t have them climbing the walls at bedtime. Think chocolate and spinach smoothie, or raspberry chia pudding. When it comes to new foods kids can be […]

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The best three ingredients you’ll ever combine

Correction. The best three ingredients for a sweet you’ll ever combine. This Walnut Sauce has truly got the award for the savoury version. You may also like: Chocolate coated cookie dough truffles oh and probably this brownie Sugar-free sweet potato brownie

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