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  • Where to Start Reducing Sugar

      This week on the podcast we had three great caller questions with a 'where to start' theme. One of these questions was "where to start wi...
  • Gluten-Free Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

    G/F D/F 
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 20-25 minutes


    Home-made muffins are a great healthy option for mums and children alike, they can be easily made in advance and frozen so that if you are in need of a fast snack you can either pop in the microwave for 10 seconds or take out in the morning and put in your lunch bag for later on. These muffins are super-fast and include basic ingredients, use fruit as a natural sweetener and are gluten-free!

  • Immune Boosting Smoothie

    G/F N/F E/F 
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Makes: 1 smoothie


    Packed full of wonderful immune boosting ingredients this smoothie can make for a great breakfast or snack option! It has been given the taste tick from both hubby and the toddlers (and neither could tell there was spinach in it!!)

  • Carrot, Coconut and Walnut Loaf

    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cook time: 20-30 minutes
    Makes: 1 loaf 

    This is loaf is not flash or fancy but is packed full of crazy cool carrots. Free of sugar and dairy it makes for a great snack option - especially if you are breastfeeding and are needing to cut your dairy out! What is more it is one of my one bowl wonders!! My big boy helped to create this one....and eat it too!

  • Breakfast Muffin

    Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
    Cooking Time 25 minutes
    Makes: 12 muffins

    This is a really simple recipe which can easily be added to and adjusted. Packed full of vegetables and protein it will be a hit with children and adults alike and can be a great on the run snack as well.

  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Coconut Butter Icing

    Prep Time: 10 minutes 
    Cook Time: 
    Makes: one cake 
  • Banana, Walnut and LSA Muffins

    D/F E/F
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 20 minutes
    Makes: 12 muffins

    I always have a batch of home-made muffins made and in the freezer - I find they go a lot faster with two monkeys now! They provide a fast, easy and healthy snack which I can grab while on the go, and these particular muffins I literally lived on while breast-feeding (and expressing) Smushie.

  • Healthy Homemade Chocolates

    G/F D/F E/F N/F
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Set Time: 1 hour in fridge or 10 minutes in freezer


    Valentines Day is coming up! I know that it is super commercialised now but hey in the busyness of life, especially with children, it does not hurt to have a decent excuse to put some time into those that you love, especially your partner.

    I actually created this recipe when Smushie was a newborn and I was often up late at night feeding him....little monkey still likes a middle of the night feed!

  • Apricot Coconut and Nut Balls

    I got the creative urge this afternoon to experiment in the kitchen. So I got together a few ingredients with the idea of coming up with a new snack that provided a good source of protein and essential fatty acids....Master 2 was happy playing with his new toy truck we sourced from a toy hire place so I grabbed the few precious minutes I would have spare and as you can see the end result is pretty...
  • Sugar Free Banana and Date Cake

    This was a late night creation of mine! Had some old bananas to use up and hubby felt like some banana cake so I thought I would try a bit of a different twist making one with no sugar!! I did warn him that there was a high possibility it would not turn out and would not be very sweet. He went back for seconds which says enough really!

    Cake plain

    In this recipe I have used dates as a natural sweetener. Dates...
  • Simple Muesli Slice

    This recipe is an incredibly simple creation of mine – fast and easy to whip up and can be easily adapted to suit your preferences. It uses banana and dates for natural sweetness so a great alternative to brought muesli-bars for a snack on the run. If you a short on time for breakfast you can also grab a slice as you go out the door. Both my boys love this slice so it has the official 'toddler...
  • Power Balls

    These little balls are packed full of Omega 3 goodness, perfect for keeping your energy levels up and can make a great snack to take for morning tea/coffee groups instead of usual high-sugar options! I will warn you though they are NOT SWEET! So for those that are used to sweeter snacks they may seem a bit bitter - you can add a tablespoon of honey instead of water to help with this while you are...