This crunchy granola is a favourite in our house because it’s delicious and so simple to make with nourishing + wholesome ingredients. It makes a scrumptious way to start your day when topped with some chopped fruit and a dollop of yoghurt or as a topper on chia puddings or yoghurt cups, drizzled with some berry coulis.
Parents who are looking for healthy ideas for kids’ parties can have a difficult time seeing past the mountain of processed foods laden with refined sugar, artificial colours, e-numbers and chemicals, that sadly seem synonymous with kids’ parties these days!
I’m sure many of you have experienced the post-party melt down. They run around like a lunatic at the party then come home with a huge sugar (and processed food) hangover and it’s not pretty!
Here are my tips for a healthier and happier party for your little peeps plus oodles of food ideas to get you started …
Smoothies for kids are my favourite way to get a delicious boost of nutritious goodness into their bodies, even when we are rushing around like crazy coconuts.
Kids seem to love the novelty of drinking their breakfast or snack and the bonus is that they don’t have to sit still for long before they can zoom off to play.
Have you heard of buckwheat porridge?
Confused about what buckwheat even is?
Buckwheat is no relation to wheat and is actually not a grain at all, it is a fruit related to the rhubarb family, making it naturally gluten free.
It boasts an impressive range of nutrients and minerals.
My favourite way to eat it is as a nourishing, creamy breakfast porridge, but it is delicious as a substitute for other grains in savoury dishes too.
This is one of my favourite recipes for buckwheat porridge.
Families are always asking for immune boosting recipes, especially those in the throes of a chilly winter. Building a robust immune system for you and your children is so critical in order to help resist falling prey to every bug and germ going around. Sweet potatoes are a highly nutritious vegetable packed with Vitamin A, C, calcium, potassium and fibre. The turmeric and garlic add a big punch of anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting goodness.
With an ever growing global awareness surrounding ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ you may have heard the term ‘clean eating’ pop up more and more as you search for healthy ways to feed your family.
But what does it mean exactly?
Here are a week worth of clean eating ideas for every meal of the day…
Picky eating in toddlers can be an incredibly frustrating source of stress for so many parents. In my health coaching work with families this issue just seems to keep popping up and I see how much it worries and frustrates my clients. Here are some tips on what to feed a fussy toddler and how to go about getting the goodness in.
These nutritious quinoa balls, packed with vegetables, are delicious and are perfect for the lunchbox or an easy week night dinner when you’re busy.
I love plums.
Especially when they are fresh, sweet and juicy. This Granola will be gone in a flash so make extras and serve with fresh fruit and a dollop of creamy yoghurt. My kids make their own granola pots by layering the ingredients in and then devouring it.
Smoothies are the ultimate express breakfast.
They offer a golden opportunity to provide your body with a burst of fresh flavour, nutrients, minerals, enzymes and nourishing goodness in each and every sip. They are fast to make and easy to take with you.
The flavour possibilities are endless.