Pancakes – 15 healthy, fun and family friendly recipes

I love pancake day! A day where you eat breakfast for dinner. It is definitely something the whole family can enjoy. Pikelets, crepes, fritters, oat cakes…here I have the 15 BEST healthy pancake recipes so that you can try something new any time of year!

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Blueberry vanilla heart donut pops

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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!

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peanut butter and jelly puffed rice treats

 

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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 Β 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.

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BLW Buckwheat and quinoa lunch cups – with 9 more inspiring recipe ideas

 

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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.Β This recipe makes 12-15.

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Christmas dinner pie! (gluten-free)

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!

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19 Awesome, Easy and Healthy Christmas Recipes

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.

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Kidloland – using the tablet with a toddler

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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