Recipes

Chocolate Milkshake Syrup

This is a new, refined sugar free recipe that's fast become a staple at our place. Especially since school's out!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup water

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and stir until mixture is smooth
  2. Leave to cool, then pour into container/glass jar and store in the fridge

Serving:

  • Makes approx 4-6 milkshakes
  • Add 2-3 tbs syrup in a glass of cold milk and enjoy!
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Six Ingredient Banana Bread

My kid's new favourite banana bread, and it's the most simplest I've ever made! Six basic ingredients and refined-sugar free, you won't regret whipping this one up. Perfect for freezing and packing in the lunchboxes.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large bananas - the older, the better
  • 1/3-1/2 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 3/4 cups self raising flour

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients except the flour in a food processor or Thermomix and blitz on high speed for 20 seconds.
  2. Pour into a bowl, add flour and stir gently until just combined
  3. Pour into a loaf tin and bake in 160 degree oven for approx 45-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean
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Cinnamon Maple Toasted Muesli

This is a weekly staple at our place. Kids love it, adults love it and there's nothing better than the smell of freshly made oven baked muesli taking over your house on the weekend. Highly recommend giving it a go!

You can watch how I make it here.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix
  2. Pour onto a lined baking tray and spread into a single layer
  3.  Bake in 160 degree oven for 7 mins
  4. Mix edges into centre to prevent burning
  5. Put back into oven for a further 7 mins
  6. Top with toasted coconut flakes and a mix of sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  7. Leave to cool then serve 
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How I Make Wraps Fun!

Add some colour, add some fun - it's time to make a lunch that EXCITES! Watch how easy it is to turn an ordinary wrap into fun bite-sized pieces your child will love! Click here.

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Sushi - a quick dinner that's easy, cheap and a family fav

 

This was our Valentine's Day night. Me trying to put together an easy, quick meal to take to indoor cricket that meant we didn't need to do the drive-through thing. It really is this easy! Watch here.

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Sushi Sandwich

It's sushi. But in sandwich form! It's easier than the real deal - take a look here!

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Cheese & Bacon Rolls - Make Your Own!

Better than store bought, and a really easy lunchbox filler - watch how our make ours. Click here.

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3 Ingredient Slice

Bananas, almonds, coconut. It couldn't be easier!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large, over-ripe bananas - the bigger, the riper, the better
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup coconut (desiccated or flakes)

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processer and blitz for 5-8 seconds
  2. Pour mixture into a silicone or lined loaf tin
  3. Bake in 170 degree oven for 25 mins
  4. Wait to cool, slice and serve (or freeze!)
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Rice Paper Rolls - Have You Tried Them?

Let me show you how I make our rice paper rolls and pack them in the lunchbox!

Watch here

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Orange, Date & Oat Mini Muffins

A refined sugar-free recipe that's got the added nutrition of rolled oats. A great one for using up any stray oranges.

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter
  • 1/3 cup dates
  • Zest and juice from 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup oats + extra for topping
  • Optional - cinnamon & coconut sugar to sprinkle on top

Method:

  1. Put butter, orange zest and dates in a food processer. Blitz, scrape down and repeat.
  2. Empty into a bowl, add all other ingredients and stir until just combined
  3. Pour into muffin tray, top with oats, cinnamon and coconut sugar
  4. Bake in 170 degree oven for 12 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean
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Sushi - Let Me Show You How

Sushi is cheap, healthy and easy - a fav here and a great lunchbox filler. If you haven't made it before, I highly recommend giving it a go. 

Watch here

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Banana Oat Bars

If you have any leftover Easter Eggs or any kind of chocolate bar you're keen to get rid of (I've used Mars Bars, Kit Kats, Freddo Frogs + more!) this is their calling. These bars are nutritious, filling & realllly tasty - they're one of my kids all-time favs and a great lunchbox filler.

Ingredients:

  • 2 x over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Small amount of chocolate, chopped

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well (if mixture is too wet, add a few more oats)
  2. Pour into a slice tin or snack bar mould tray
  3. Bake in 160 degree oven for 12-15 mins
  4. Once cooled cut into slices and push into the very back of the freezer ready for the lunchboxes
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