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Gut Friendly (Toddler Approved) Veggie Loaf

 

Do you get stuck for healthy brekkie and lunch options?

Is your toddler getting pickier by the day? One veggie that was a favourite last week, getting pushed to the side today? I hear you and I want to help reduce the food wastage in your household and more importantly, get some important nutrients into your little one. 

Time to try my gut friendly (toddler approved) Veggie Loaf! It's gluten, grain, nut and sugar free, can be adapted to what greens and herbs you have on hand and freezes well to defrost on days your fridge is looking rather empty.

Originally a recipe from my Mum, it’s been tweaked to be toddler proof (perfect recipe for hiding veggies), but has been popular with all of us!

If you're following my Thriving Bubba food introduction guide, this recipe is appropriate to try from 12 months and is a perfect to adjust to what green leafys and herbs you have on hand. Plus, if you can sneak the fresh Rosemary herb into your batch, this will...

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Bubba Friendly Turkey Patties

This recipe was created by Nutritionist Diana Krisanski for the baby book, Thriving Bubba. Over to you Diana...

Turkey is a rich source of protein, iron and fat to incorporate into your baby's diet (see Thriving Bubba for specific time line introduction guidelines).

I have a few recipes for patties, slices and bites as they can be used as both a savoury snack and for meals on the go. Once cooked they freeze well and will last up to 3 months in the freezer but best consumed within 1 month of freezing.

You can mix it up by swapping in grated sweet potato, apple, finely chopped mushrooms or broccoli. You can also make a turkey bolognaise using similar ingredients; simply omit the egg and flour and add 500ml of broth, serve with cauliflower rice, mashed sweet potato or properly prepared brown rice.

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Turkey Patties 

Ingredients

500gm free range turkey mince 
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 stalk celery,...
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My Gut Friendly Bubba Bread Recipe

 My Gut Friendly Bubba Bread Recipe

Has your bubba's appetite increased and you're constantly searching for healthy snack options? I've been there! I felt like apples were on repeat as a popular snack in our household, so it was time for something new.

As we had not yet introduced gluten containing grains into our baby’s diet (and still haven't now at 16 months), I created this very simple bubba bread recipe that would avoid compromising the health of her developing gut. More on this topic to come in my upcoming baby book- you can register your interest over here

This bright orange bread cuts into small squares easily for your bubba to enjoy as a snack, added to a main meal and you could even use the squares to create a grain free 'sandwich' for older children.

 

What you'll need:

3/4 - 1 cup roasted and mashed sweet potato (roast your whole sweet potato with the skin on, for around 1.5 hours, or until very soft when pierced)

1/2 cup cassava flour (pick this...

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Citrus Snowballs

Citrus Snowballs

Are you searching for a caffeine free treat that won’t upset your sleep, gluten free goodies that are gut health friendly? Or perhaps you super simple delights to freeze for any unexpected guests? You’ll love my super simple Citrus Snowballs! 

What you’ll need:

3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup finely shredded/ desiccated coconut + extra for rolling
2 tablespoons raw honey or rice malt syrup
2 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 drops Lime Essential Oil*

What you’ll need to do:

Add all ingredients into the food processor & process until well formed
Roll into balls & use extra desiccated coconut to help form
Refrigerate or freeze for later or enjoy them straight away

*It’s important to note that not all essential oils are created equally. Please do your research and source a high quality, pure oil which has full transparency of their testing procedures. If you would like to start playing with...

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Homemade Nut Milk

Been shopping for milk alternatives lately? There are now many dairy-free options on the market, which is helpful for families who prefer not to consumr pasteurised cows milk.

But having so many choices can cause confusion when trying to source a milk option free from ingredients that may compromise your health. For more information in seeking a pre-made milk alternative that is up to my naturopath standards, head over to this post

The most nutritious option? Try homemade. You’ll know exactly what is in your milk and the quality of ingredients used. Plus it tastes ahhmazing!

Here is a quick and easy homemade nut milk recipe, you can adapt to whatever nuts you have on hand or prefer the taste of. If you are using this as a comfort milk option for a baby (over 12 months), ensure you have introduced the nut into their diet (without symptoms of allergy or intolerance) previously. For the highest calcium content, opt for almonds. 

Homemade Nut Milk

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My Gut Friendly Biccie Recipe

 

Are you finding it hard to find a gut healthy recipe, that caters for the growing number of food intolerances? 

Try out my nut free, refined sugar free, egg free, gluten and grain free, dairy free biscuits, be surprised by how simple they are to make and how popular they are with the whole fam. An additional health bonus is their prebiotic benefit from tiger nuts (actually not a nut, instead a tuber), which help to feed your good gut bugs for a healthy digestion and immunity.

Now let's get you baking...

 

Gut Friendly Biccies

What you'll need:

1 1/2 cup shredded coconut 

1 cup tiger nut flour, sifted*

1/2 cup tiger nut flakes* (you can alternatively use chopped nuts or rolled oats, if they agree with you)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/8 cup raw honey

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

 *Find these in your local health food shop, selected supermarkets or online. 

What you'll need to do:

  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C and line a large making tray with bleach free...
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Chocolate Delights

Chocolate Delights

Try my satiating dairy and grain free Chocolate Delights as a guilt-free way to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup almonds, macadamias or hazelnuts, activated and chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts, activated and chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini (hulled)
  • 2 tbsp raw honey, or rice malt syrup (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp coconut oil / MCT oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla paste
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 3-5 drops peppermint, or wild orange essential oil

What you’ll need to do:

  • Add all ingredients together into a food processor.
  • Blend until well combined.
  • Remove a heaped teaspoon of the mixture at a time.
  • Roll the mixture into into small balls.
  • Place onto a plate to serve, or put in the freezer for a treat later on.

Healthy chocolate delights, ready to enjoy when you next get your sweet craving!

You can find more healthy meal ideas over here.

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Naturopath Approved Party Foods For Kids (+ Adults)

Naturopath Approved Party Foods For Kids (+ Adults)

 

Wheat, gluten, sugar and then dreaded additives (colours and preservatives) are frequent occurrences at most kids parties. In clinic, I hear time and time again from upset mothers who take their children to child care, parties, visits to the grandparents (the list goes on)…and back they come with signs and symptoms of junk food overload. This can include behavioral issues, skin conditions (such as eczema), digestive disturbances and a struggling immune system for days following.

We all love to be able to spoil our little ones, with loads of hugs and kisses, presents and yes, the sweet treats. Its ok for kids to have some sweet surprises, but you can do this without exposing them to unnecessary nasties. I challenge you to try whipping up my Naturopath approved kids treats instead!

FUN WITH FRUIT:

 JOLLY JELLY

Makes 8 servings

What you’ll need:

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My Grain & Nut Free Brownies Recipe

My Grain & Nut Free Brownies Recipe

I hear you! It can be tough to please all the members of your household when there are intolerances, allergies and nut free school requests. Now you can still give everyone a choccie fix without the refined sugar, grains (therefore gluten), dairy and nuts. This recipe ticks all the boxes and can be adapted further to create a lower fructose option.

Along with the refreshing essential oil aroma and taste, there is one secret ‘filler’ ingredient that not even my sister could detect (who is very well versed with grain free cooking). Nope, it not nut meal, seed meal, tapioca or sweet potato… it’s black beans! Sounds a bit strange, but trust me, they create a moist brownie that will please everyone’s chocolate cravings (yep even a pregnant woman ). If you missed me talking about my pregnancy choccie craving, you can read more about my second tri experience over here.

This delish recipe was...

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Naturopath Approved Lemon Vanilla Panna Cotta

Naturopath Approved Lemon Vanilla Panna Cotta

I have many patients who are struggling with food intolerances. When they are reacting to eggs, nuts, dairy and grains, meal ideas can pose a challenge.

My Lemon Vanilla Panna Cotta was created with these patients in mind. Focusing on including good fats from coconut, gut healing gelatin, together with refreshing lemon, and flavoursome accompanying spices, this recipe is a just as nutritious as it is delicious!

This one is perfect for a sustaining brekkie, enjoyed as a snack and presented as a healthy desert (they won’t know any different). The good fats will help to keep your blood sugars stable, the inflammation producing insulin down, and gives you a steady release of energy throughout the day.

Ok, enough waiting! Here it is…

LEMON VANILLA PANNA COTTA

What you’ll need:

400mls coconut cream (I use Global organics)

Zest of 1 lemon

4 cardamon pods

1 tbsp grass fed gelatine (I use this...

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