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Choc Jelly Slice

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Are you a choccie fan? Ok, silly question. Are you trying to support your gut health? Yeah? Now we're talking.

This recipe will keep you fuller for longer, satisfy your sweet tooth (but can be adapted to have minimal sweetener) and provides gut health goodies- prebiotics for feeding your good gut bugs plus gelatine for healing your gut. Gelatine also promotes healthy hair, skin and nails. Yep, kinda ticks all my Mumma healthy snack boxes. 

If you're following my Thriving Bubba food intro guidelines, this one will be appropriate for bubs (best using carob as a cacao replacement and without the use of essential oils), around 15 months of age. Learn more about foods for baby here.

If you tried my Immune Boosting Lemon Slice and loved the base, it's time for a chocolate twist.

Here goes... 

Choc Jelly Slice 

What You’ll Need:

Base:

1 1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup tigernut flour. This one provides gut healthy prebitics, but also helps to harden the...

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Immune Boosting Lemon Slice

Immune Boosting Lemon Slice 

This immune boosting snack is a popular one in our household. There's plenty of vitamin C within the lemon curd filling, plus choline rich eggs for supporting healthy brain development. To super boost the immune properties of the filling, you have the option to mix through Kakadu plum (Gubinge) powder- a vitamin c rich native to Australia. You can also adapt to your desired sweetness (I leave out the sweetener in the filling).

The gluten free base is just delish and you’ll want to use it for all sorts of slice recipes for your family, like my Chocolate Jelly slice (recipe coming soon). If you have tigernut flour, this acts as a prebiotic to improve digestive health but note, it will make for a thicker crust. 

Best of all, you won't be in the kitchen for longer than half an hour.

Ready, set go!

 

What you'll need:

Base 

1 1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup tigernut flour (or 1.5 cups almond meal in total)

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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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Healthy Choc Fudge

Healthy Choc Fudge

This gluten, dairy and refined sugar free fudge is perfect for times times when you’re craving a chocolate treat. The good fats from the coconut oil and nut butter will help to keep your satiated, prevent insulin and leptin resistance and therefore overeating. You will be able to impress your friends with dessert when next socialising, without compromising your health!

HEALTHY CHOC FUDGE

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

3/4 cup macadamia butter

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

6 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 tsp vanilla paste

Pinch Himalayan, Celtic Sea or Peruvian Pink salt

3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted

2 tbsp white chia seeds

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO DO:

  • Line an glass baking dish (around 8 x 5 inch) with baking paper
  • Add the nut butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth
  • Add the dates, 1 at a time and further blend until smooth
  • Mix through the chia seeds
  • Press the mixture into your baking dish and refrigerate for 1...
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Stewed Fruit Crumble

Stewed Fruit Crumble

This one is perfect for a summer day of entertaining, when you want to fill up a few mouths, use up an abundance of seasonal fruit, or offer a sweet dessert, without any added sugar, trans-fats, grains or pasteurised dairy.

This recipe is paleo friendly, but still has a naturally high sugar content from the fruit, so enjoy as a treat!

Stewed Fruit Crumble

Serves at least 8
3 -4 cups stewed fruit of choice (apple, apricot, nectarine, peach)
2 cups almond meal
3/4 cup shredded coconut + extra for garnish
1/2 cup macadamia and/ or cashew nuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp coconut oil
coconut cream or yoghurt, for serving

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Add stewed fruit to a baking pie dish.
  • Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and add as a topping to the fruit.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Add extra shredded coconut to garnish and serve with a dollop coconut cream or yoghurt.
  • Note: it’s somewhat sloppy, but its tastes good

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Cleansing Zesty Lemon Curd

Zesty Lemon Curd

Are you looking for new & nutritious ideas for your brekkie or snacks? Try one of my favourites, refreshing Zesty Lemon Curd. Yes, it’s gluten free, grain free and sugar free…nope, not even any natural sweeteners in this one!

 

ZESTY LEMON CURD

Serves 2

What you’ll need:

1/2 tablespoon lemon rind

4 eggs

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste

1 tbsp ghee, butter or cacao butter

 

What you’ll need to do:

Whisk eggs and lemon zest in a small saucepan, for 1 minute over low heat.

Add in lemon juice, coconut oil, vanilla & butter/ghee/ cacao butter. Whisk continuously over medium heat, until mixture thickens. And you’re done!

Option to serve warm or chilled with coconut yoghurt and nut butter, or nuts and seeds of choice.

Enjoy for your first meal of the day, or a smaller portion as a nutritious snack. 

 

 

Find more recipe inspo over here
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Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

It’s the time of year, to stop and reflect on Australia’s history. To show gratitude for the men and women who have bravely served to protect our country. To appreciate the freedom we live in today because of the battles that were bravely fought so many years ago and the ongoing work from today’s defence force. To celebrate and be proud of the Aussie in you.

One of the traditional ways to celebrate commemorative ANZAC Day, is to bake and enjoy a batch of ANZAC Biscuits. Are you after a grain free, sugar free option? Try my healthy version!

HEALTHY ANZAC BISCUITS

Makes 12-14 biscuits
What you will need:
 
1 cup almond or other nut meal
1 cup flaked almonds or chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup rice malt syrup or raw honey
1⁄4 cup coconut oil or butter
1⁄2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tbsp water
 
 
 
How to make your Biscuits:
  • Preheat oven to 125 degrees C.
  • Combine nut...
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