You can have your chocolate and eat it too!

Chocolate. Anyone else addicted like me? I love it! We are coming up to the big ‘chocolate’ events of the year – Valentine’s Day and Easter – yay! Although I must admit in this household – eating Chocolate is a regular occurrence. That’s ok though, because the great news is it’s actually good for you! (small portions of course 😉
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I’m talking REAL chocolate here though, not the stuff you buy in the supermarket that’s full of sugars, artificial colours … Continue reading

HNC Buckwheat Pancakes

Pancakes. Just love ’em. As kids we would love making the ‘shake and pour’ pancakes and then smothering them with maple syrup, fruit and yoghurt. They can be a little more nutritious (and additive free) by making them yourself. Quick and easy, this is a recipe you will come back to and quickly remember.

A gluten free alternative to my HNC Blueberry pikelets, these are nut free, and can be dairy free. But not taste free!
buckwheat pancakes

Great to eat … Continue reading

What?! Back to school…already?! Healthy School lunchbox ideas for you.

The end of school holidays! I can hear a lot of relieved mums and kids out there itching to get back into routine. For me it’s time off work, no stress, most importantly lots of play time with my boys, trips to the Coast, fun in the sun – I love Summer holidays! But, sadly it’s time to get back into routine and start talking school (and work!) lunches.

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HNC Mini fritattas

Love eggs! Wish I had chickens, but I don’t at the moment. Eggs are a great source of protein, have vitamins and minerals and healthy omega 3 fats. I always try and have boiled eggs on hand as a quick and easy snack in the afternoon, or to add to a green salad to take to work. lunchbox

 

Mini fritatta’s are a great way to add some quality protein to your child’s lunchbox, and a way to sneak in some … Continue reading

HNC Blueberry pikelets

This is a recipe from the good ol’ days, my childhood. Mum always used to make us pikelets, and we would often take them to school for morning tea. They are easy to make, much better than store bought alternatives (full of sugar and additives) and you can sneak some fruit into them too!

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I’ve changed the sugar to coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is less refined than other sugars, contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals and is also low … Continue reading

Simple HNC Hummus

Once you start making your own dips, you’ll never go back! They taste so much better, full of flavour that you get to control, no additives or preservatives, and no nasty canola oil.

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Hummus is a simple, throw everything into the blender or food processor, and lasts at least a week in the fridge. Great to add to lunchboxes, morning / afternoon tea, add to wraps or sandwiches, perfect for when unexpected guests pop by! Serve with some carrot and … Continue reading

HNC Seedy Bliss Ball

I have come to love a good bliss ball. Easy to throw together, great to grab with a cuppa. Am sure the kids will love them too. These are a nut free version, so suitable for school snacks or for those with a nut allergy. They are high in energy and natural sweeteners – so try and stick to just one!

nut free bliss balls

Bliss balls are so forgiving – you can come up with any combination – give them a go! If … Continue reading

Layered Mango Chia Pudding

Chia puddings are so versatile. You can always come up with different flavour combinations, depending on the fruit in season.

layered mango chia pudding

At the moment, it’s mango season, and I’m loving it! One of my favourite fruits. Chia puddings are a nutritious, whole foods breakfast that you can easily prepare the night before, and they last well in the fridge for about three days. Put them in a jar with a lid and you can grab it on the run! But, try … Continue reading

HNC summer ‘slaw – the perfect Summer Salad!

My husband hates mayonnaise. I mean REALLY hates it! So a ‘normal’ version of coleslaw is definitely not an option for us! That’s ok though – as I actually love this version even more. It’s lighter, fresher, and the mint, coriander and lime really give it a tropical feel. A perfect summer salad!salad

 

WHAT YOU NEED

1/2 a red cabbage, shredded finely

60g toasted macadamias, chopped coarsely

¾ cup coriander, chopped

½ cup mint leaves

2 celery sticks, thinly … Continue reading

Raw mango-nana cheesecake

 

Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake?!

How about if I told you that this one is not only delicious, but is good for you at the same time!! With no refined sugars, gluten-free, dairy-free, the goodness of cashews, coconut oil, mangoes and bananas – this is the perfect dessert. Or is good enough to eat for breakfast :).

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I was the very lucky recipient of a box of goodies from Nutra Organics from their Wholefood pantryContinue reading

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