Healthier Option Lollies

These took no time to make but I’m still not 100% sold on the results.  Wee Man in the other hand could not get enough of them. You will need 6 oranges, juiced, 2 large carrots, juiced. About 400ml in total. Heat a quarter of the juices in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of rice…

Homemade Lollies

So this was a bit of an experiment & although they didn’t quite turn out as well as I hoped, I know better for the next attempt. I made them carrot shaped to keep with the healthy theme & they do contain pumpkin.  We had fun with the recipe though & hopefully I will have a…

Quest? Over the rest?

‘And the last thing you want to do is throw that hard work away by eating other nutrition bars or meal replacement bars that are little more than thinly disguised candy.’  From the Quest website.  Yes this is a pretty true statement. A lot of protein bars are filled with lots of processed sugars &…

Smoothies

Everyone seems to be making them & drinking them.  If you’re using the right ingredients they can be used as a meal & can be highly nutritious.  Try non dairy smoothies too, you don’t always have to use milk. Almond or coconut milks add a creamy, nutty taste. Or coconut water is ideal for an…

Veggie Tacos

The Wee Man wanted Tacos for dinner, so we picked up some Mexican seasoning, salsa & taco shells. Brown 500 grams of extra lean pork mince then add 1 cup of grated zucchini & 1 cup of four bean mix & 1 cup of creamed corn. Once softened add 1 jar of mild salsa.  Add 2 tablespoons…

Mexican Bites

Made these 87 calorie bites with only a few ingredients and they turned out delicious and cooked in about 20 minutes.   The recipe could easily to altered to include chicken or vegan meats & is easily made into a gluten or dairy free version. Start by cutting out circles in your choice of wrap…

Natural Protein Bites

These all natural Protein Bites are quick & easy to whip up & require no baking. You will need- 1 can of rinsed chick peas 2 tablespoons agave 4 tablespoons ground cashews 2 tablespoons crushed dark chocolate 2 tablespoons almond milk Mix everything together & roll into even balls. Coat each one into your choice…

Veggie Chips

We had so much fun making these & they were so simple, easy & cheap to create, easily a weekly dish.  We made potato, zucchini & broccoli chips using only salt, pepper, chilli & coconut oil. Start by slicing your zucchini & potatoes thinly- I use a Nicer Dicer- and place each in a bowl…

Crumbed Avocado

I was unsure how this idea would pan out.  I assumed the avocado (sometimes called the alligator pear) would turn to mush & end up brown.  It actually turned out delicious & the crumb was crunchy.  It worked perfect as a snack but would be an ideal side dish or entree. For the crumb I…

Boring Salad?

Salad makes me think of a pile of lettuce, with maybe some tomato & cucumber. Maybe even spinach, feta & Spanish onion. Maybe that’s the reason why people are so turned off with the idea of a Salad as a meal. It doesn’t always have to be a considered as just a side.  Try No…

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Pumpkin. I love the stuff. Especially roasted.  I love it when it gets that almost blackened crust & it tastes even better the next day. Everything seems to be pumpkin orientated at the moment, especially with ThanksGiving in the USA coming up- I keep seeing Pumpkin Spiced Lattes on all my American friends’…

Vegan Chocolate Treats

These were surprisingly easy to make & were more of an idea that I had & luckily all ingredients were in the pantry.  Simple, light & much lower in saturated fat & calories than the common chocolate crackle. Melt about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl over simmering water, then add 150 grams of dairy…