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”
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”
With three hungry growing boys in my house well four including the biggest boy, hubby. I must have my pantry stocked and fridge full most of the time. Healthy snacks I like to always have on hand so I know they are getting used to healthy eating habits as they grow up. At times it can be hard to think of new ideas I don’t buy a lot of packet or pre-made snacks unless I know exactly what’s in them and I stay clear away from supermarket sugar filled packaged food. While we eat a lot of fruit, veggie sticks, nuts and smoothies at times the kids want something hot and tasty to fill them up. These homemade sausage rolls are ideal for hungry bellies yet still nutritious and without the nasties.
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Pancakes are my families favourite weekend breakfast and this is my favourite recipe for them. They are super easy even the kids love to get in on the fun. The store-bought premixes contain loads of refined sugars and preservatives I promise you these pancakes are just as fluffy, just as sweet and just as delicious without the nasties.
Buckwheat flour is gluten-free so perfect for people with wheat intolerance though in this recipe I’ve used half Buckwheat and half Spelt flour as I find when mixed with a glutenous flour it gives a fluffier lighter result than dense pancake. Spelt Flour is NOT gluten-free however the gluten within spelt is a lot easier for some people to digest making it a better alternative. If you have a gluten intolerance or are celiac you can use only buckwheat flour instead.
This is a basic recipe, you can add other ingredients to this such as blueberries, strawberries, sultanas, sliced apple or choc chip if you like. Also great for school lunch boxes. A easy recipe to keep in the recipe folder.
Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup spelt flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup mashed bananas (approx 3)
3/4 cup milk of choice
1/4 cup rice malt syrup or maple syrup
*You can substitute flours for wholemeal plain flour if you prefer
- In a large bowl add all ingredients then whisk together till thick batter consistency if mixture is too thick add a little more milk. Let is sit for 5 mins
- Heat a non stick fry pan on medium heat, add 1 heaped tablespoons of mixture into pan
- Once bubbles start to appear flip them over and cook for a further minute until just browned
- Repeat using all remaining batter
- Add your favourite toppings such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, banana and maple syrup