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Raw Coconut Macaroon Balls

Ava is still not eating sugar but she’s becoming more aware of what Joe and I are eating so I’m experimenting with more recipes that taste sweet but that are healthier alternatives to shop bought treats. Here is the recipe for some very yummy macaroon balls. They take minutes to make and only have 5 ingredients. No cooking is required and you can whip a batch of these up in minutes so they’re a great option for a quick and healthy snack. I’m a huge fan…

Chewy almond and goji berry breakfast bars

We’re often on the go and Ava is a big snacker (like her mumma!) so I wanted to find an alternative to the Goodies Bars that I was spending a fortune on and so came up with these yummy, gooey and healthy breakfast bars. Quick and easy to make, a perfect recipe for little hands to help with because the exact amounts of the nuts and seeds don’t really matter that much! INGREDIENTS 1 cup almond butter 1 cup milk 1/2 cup maple syrup (If you…

Golden Milk – Delicious Turmeric Tea

Golden Milk aka Turmeric Tea is something that I’ve been wanting to make for ages now. So I’ve been playing around with this recipe  because I wanted to get a great, creamy taste whilst keeping the perfect levels of turmeric. And I think I’ve done it. Hurray! So what is golden milk and what’s all the fuss about? Well golden milk is basically a turmeric tea. Apparently turmeric tea has been drunk for thousands of years for its healing properties. Adding turmeric into your diet is…

Scrumptious Raspberry Lollies

Ava is utterly obsessed with these super quick, healthy and tasty cold treats. Absolutely perfect for the summer months (and for teething!) and when all the other kids are eating sugar-laden ice-creams these are a brilliant way to ensure your little one doesn’t feel left out. They’re also great for adults too and we often join Ava in some post-dinner ‘ish-lowwweeeeee’. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups raspberries / frozen raspberries 1 Cup Greek Yoghurt (unsweetened) 2 Tablespoons honey METHOD 1.Place all the ingredients into your blender and blend…

Coconut and Chia Balls

I’m passionate about getting healthy, nutritious but also tasty food down my family – Ava included. And just because she’s a toddler (and they’re normally pretty fussy and don’t like trying new things) doesn’t mean I’ll let her eat just anything. She (like both her mummy and daddy!) love to snack and this means that I experiment a lot with snack foods for us all and this one has become a firm favourite. Coconutty, a bit gooey and pretty irresistible – my version of the chia…

Delicious Nutty Granola

I love granola and it makes the perfect breakfast or snack when paired with milk or Greek Yoghurt and berries. Unfortunately so much shop-bought granola is full of sugar and jam-packed with raisons rather than the really good stuff like nuts and seeds. So I decided to play around and have come up with an incredibly tasty, healthy and nutritious granola that even your little one with love! INGREDIENTS 3 cups of oats (I like a version that has spelt and barley in with the oats…

Chicken, Sundried Tomato, Avocado, Feta & Spinach Salad

This delicious salad is packed full of goodness and won’t fail to fill you up. The protein in the chicken, the iron in the broccoli and the calcium in the feta are all incredibly important for lactation and for general health and energy for a new mum. Enjoy! Makes 4 portions Ingredients 4 organic chicken breasts, diced 1 tablespoon unflavoured coconut oil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 ripe avocadoes, slice 10 sundried tomatoes Feta cheese, cubed Fresh spinach For the dressing Olive…

Perfect Porridge

Porridge is a lovely winter warmer but it’s also an excellent source of slow releasing energy so ideal for those first few months when your baby is using carbohydrates to grow and leaving you tired and lethargic. Unfortunately it’s all too easy for porridge to be under or overcooked, so follow my recipe for perfect porridge, every time! Makes 1   Ingredients  35g oats (unsweetened) 250 ml semi skimmed milk / almond milk 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds / raspberries Method…