These heart donut pops are a fun snack that use just a few simple, healthy ingredients to create something really special for a birthday party, lunchbox or Valentine’s Day treat. You can buy donut pans really inexpensively online. Or, if you are in luck, like me, you might find a second hand donut maker that’s like new! Winner!
I made these little treats in a matter of minutes. They contain no added sugar, are gluten free, dairy-free and vegan. They are made from puffed brown rice, nut butter and berries. Four ingredients, a fridge and an hour and you have these little beauties. These bite-sized heart treats are perfect for lunchboxes or as a yummy toddler snack. I made these with a heart shaped ice cube tray to make them extra cute – but they would work equally well in a tin or ramekin and cut into squares – just make sure you line it first.
Buckwheat seems to be all over the place right now. I bought some last week on a whim and, it seems, lots of other people did too! I posted a picture of it on my Instagram and it sparked a whole load of comments about buckwheat; puffed, in salads, as a snack, growing buckwheat, grinding it and making buckwheat pancakes. I decided to road test it in something I’ve made before and I’m pleased that mixing the buckwheat with the quinoa in these vegetable cups was a real success. We are going through a fussy eating stage – especially with vegetables. This is a great way of getting some goodness in to those fussy toddlers but also a fantastic baby-led-weaning meal AND they are gluten-free. The buckwheat helps the cups stay solid so they aren’t too crumbly as a finger food. This recipe makes 12-15.
This is an easy peasy, gluten free pie which has a chickpea flour crust. This idea struck me after struggling to use a shop-bought GF flour to make biscuits. I thought about what was in my cupboard and this sprung to mind…was worth a try right? I was surprised what a lovely, crisp pastry it produced; I was half expecting it to be a bit ‘falafel’ like. But it was more like a really light, crisp water crust type pastry. Yum! So, here is my recipe for Christmas dinner pies – perfect for leftovers on boxing day and it’s something the whole family can share and enjoy!
It is Christmas! Officially. We’ve had our festive tag-a-long and I’ve got all the healthy Christmas ideas I could wish for. These recipes, once again span the globe and cover sweet and savory, there are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options and there is just a ton of lovely, gorgeous Christmassy cuteness. Rachel from @whole.family.food does the most wonderful job of orchestrating this logistically. She is a star! I’ll link all the @ to the accounts you’ll need to find all the yummy recipes so all you will need to do is click.
This is a quick, easy and healthy snack or lunch idea you can make in the lead up to Xmas. Continue reading
You guys asked, so here it is! My Xmas gift guide, including Christmas present ideas for…little foodies, curly locks, Mum & Dad gift ideas, cool toddler stocking fillers and anyone else who is lovely and awesome. So…lets get cracking! Continue reading
Okay…it will always be something that divides opinion. Giving your kid a tablet to play with. Some parents do, some don’t. Either way is fine by me. Personally, I think in the right context and at the right times there is a place for using interactive games with my child. This context could be on a long journey, or after dinner in a restaurant…or when you are bloody shattered or they have been a pain all day and you’ve run out of tricks…Anyway, when Kidloland asked me to review their app, I thought, why not? Continue reading