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.
Okay, so not JUST for toddlers. But so much of the cool Halloween food in the shops is aimed at older kids and almost all of it is full of sugar, I thought I’d write a post to show that the littler members of the family don’t have to miss out. My sis-in-law is having a Halloween party for a big group of toddlers and their Mama’s so I’ve been playing around with some fun food ideas to take with us.
It is well and truly Autumn. We have cracked out the jumpers and I suddenly have the urge to eat butternut squash, oranges and cinnamon all the time. More importantly! It is Halloween. One of my favourite times of year (as it is the day before my birthday). I have many fond memories of Halloween parties with my little buddies. Continue reading
The lunchbox tagalong, hosted by whole family food featured some awesome recipes to liven up your lunches! This time our international gang of Mamas have teamed up to share loads of interesting, fun and healthy family food for you to enjoy at lunchtime.
I’m so excited to share this post with you from Mandy over at sneakyveg.com. Her blog is one of my favourite places to visit when I’m stuck for ideas. Mandy knows all the trick of the trade when encouraging a reluctant child to eat veg. So, if your have your own vegetable refuser, have a read of these top tips! Continue reading