It’s a wet start to the Summer holidays and unfortunately it doesn’t look like its going to change anytime soon. The wet Summer storms may be more often than not over the Christmas break, at least the veggie patch will thrive with a good drink.
It was prefect weather however for baking up some easy kids lunch treats seeing as they are home for nearly two months I will have to have the pantry and fridge packed to the rafters. My boys have bottomless pits as stomachs, they are always hungry so having healthy homemade snacks at home is a must or I hear the ever so repeative nagging of “Mum I’m Hungry!” Continue reading “Pizza Scrolls”
The most buttery, crumbly cookies you ever did eat. Lunch Box treats never looked so good need I say more!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 cups wholemeal spelt flour (brown rice flour for GF)
1 tsp bicarb soda
200g 70% dark choc chips or chocolate broken into chunks
- Preheat oven to 180’C and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Beat butter, vanilla, coconut sugar and egg in an electric mixer until light and fluffy
- Mix through flour, bicarb soda, and chocolate
- Roll mixture into heaped teaspoon size balls
- Place balls 2 inches apart and bake for 15 mins
- Cool completely on tray store in an air tight container in the pantry
Running out of ideas for kids school lunches?
These mix and bake choc banana & coconut muffins are the perfect nut-free lunchbox treat. With using alternatives to sugars, good quality 70% dark chocolate and wholemeal spelt flour makes them a healthier yet still super yummy, kid friendly snack. You can swap the chocolate and use sultanas or blueberries to keep things interesting.
My kids love them, make a batch and freeze them in ziplock bags for easier lunchbox treats.
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It’s back to school time!
It was the first week back of term this week QLD and for the rest soon approaching. There was mixed feelings sending them on their merry way this week with a combination of excitement but also unwillingness to get back into the hectic routine. The hardest part of the holidays for me is always trying to keep the kids entertained. With three active boys can be somewhat difficult at times to keep up with their incessant amount of energy and boredom kicks in very quickly, which soon turns into mischief, fighting, whingeing and tears. Continue reading “Nut-Free Lunchbox Apricot & Honey Oat Bars”
So who’s with me when I say breakfast is the hardest meal to get creative with?
Most days we are so rushed trying to get the household ready and out of the house that you usually scoff down a bowl of muesli or toast on the run. Yep me too!
Continue reading “GF Pumpkin, Zucchini & Quinoa Breakfast Loaf”