Keeping Kids Healthy While Travelling

Keeping Kids Healthy While Travelling

We've been travelling around Australia on our van life adventure for nearly 1.5 years, so I thought it was about time I shared my tips for keeping kids healthy while travelling. When we set off, I was determined that we would continue our healthy way of eating and...

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Moroccan Lamb with Pumpkin & Dates

Moroccan Lamb with Pumpkin & Dates

I took myself off to Morocco for 11-days, solo, in 2012. I pretended I was a food writer so I could eat my weight worth of street food an excuse the fat that I would happily enjoy a second and third breakfast, most days. I had such kind and generous drivers who...

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Lupin, Raspberry & Hemp Muffins

Lupin, Raspberry & Hemp Muffins

I just asked Matt if I should call these Lupin, Raspberry & Hemp Muffins. He said - tucking in to his second muffin - that if he saw them in a shop called that, he'd put them back. I've taken a risk, and called them that anyway because these muffins are indeed...

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Buckwheat Banana Bread, 3 Ways

Buckwheat Banana Bread, 3 Ways

These kinds of recipes are the way I love to cook - and the way I’ve come to appreciate cooking even more on our #vanlife adventure - creating delicious wholesome food using what’s in season and what’s in the fridge/pantry. Not only is it a more nutritious and more...

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Quick Chicken Soup

Quick Chicken Soup

Wondering what to cook for dinner? Nothing beats a good homemade chicken soup, don’t you think? I’m talking the kind you make from scratch with a whole chook and loads of veggies cooked low and slow, then laced with lemon and fresh herbs. The resulting chicken broth...

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Seeded Toasted Muesli

Seeded Toasted Muesli

We took this down to the beach to have breakfast on the sand this morning, my Seeded Toasted Muesli - loaded with seeds. nuts (if you wish) oats and coconut, to fill our bowls with plenty of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and fibre. Although I prefer to start...

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Prune & Walnut Bliss Balls

Prune & Walnut Bliss Balls

I’m not a fan of your average bliss ball as a snack for kids, especially the packaged ones you’ll find on the supermarket shelves next to the muesli bars or in the health food aisle either pre-made or in the DIY mixes, yes, even the ones at the health food shop. They...

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Green (Banana & Spinach) Pancakes

Green (Banana & Spinach) Pancakes

These little guys are simply known as "Green Pannies' in our house, but I've heard them called some fun names, like "Hulk Cakes" or "Green Monster Cakes" - whatever you want to call them they're an easy and delicious way to get some extra greens in to your kids....

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Salmon & Olive Pasta

Salmon & Olive Pasta

Do your kids dislike canned salmon as much as I do? Then they’re going to love my recipe for Salmon & Olive Pasta! Salmon is a superfood for kids, and this is one of those lifesaver recipes you can pull together in under 20-minutes with just a few ingredients from...

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Freezer Fudge Cups

Freezer Fudge Cups

That chuffed little smile he gets when I give him something to eat... the words "this is yummy mumma" after he takes a mouthful... they mean absolutely everything. It's these moments that solidify for me that I'm doing the right thing here, by throwing my nutrition...

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Macadamia & Coconut Fruit Crumble

Macadamia & Coconut Fruit Crumble

Is there anything more comforting on a cool winters evening, than curling up on the lounge, a bowl of warm fruit crumble laced with cream sat cradled in your lap? I have such fond childhood memories of this dish – my parents are English so we’d often spend Christmas...

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Activated Herby Pesto

Activated Herby Pesto

Fresh herbs are superfoods for kids – even just adding a sprinkle to their food goes a long way to giving them a nutritional boost and my activated herby pesto is such an easy way for kids to enjoy them. I’ve come to appreciate the need for reducing food waste on a...

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Probiotic Coconut Panna Cotta

Probiotic Coconut Panna Cotta

This creamy probiotic coconut panna cotta is fresh, light and super easy to make (and make ahead). It’s one of those great sweets that’s decedent enough for dessert, and nourishing enough for breakfast too. Because it's rich in gut healing compounds, probiotics and...

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Lentil Dahl + Potatoes & Peas

Lentil Dahl + Potatoes & Peas

There’s something so deeply comforting about tucking in to a bowl of lentil dahl. It might not be one of the prettiest of dishes but it is one of the most delicious and nourishing meals that features regularly at our family table. It’s been a staple in our house for...

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Black Bean & Sesame Chocolate Brownie

Black Bean & Sesame Chocolate Brownie

Black Bean & Sesame Chocolate Brownie. Do I need to say more or is that picture doing all the taking? It’s one of those super-easy “whiz everything together in the food processor” recipes, full of nutrients to support growing bodies at all stages of development -...

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Baked Lemon & Herb Chicken

Baked Lemon & Herb Chicken

My Baked Lemon & Herb Chicken is right up there with one of our families favourite meals, because the sauce… oh the sauce!! The original inspiration for this dish must be attributed to Shutterbean, their Lemon Chicken was a recipe introduced to me long ago, but...

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Choc (Carob) Mint Bears

Choc (Carob) Mint Bears

Otis got his first taste of "chocolate" this Easter, courtesy of the The Carob Kitchen egg that the Easter Bunny delivered, and ever since then, I’ve found myself being pestered for carob bears at the health food shop - you know the ones they display right at toddler...

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No Frills No Bake Muesli Bars

No Frills No Bake Muesli Bars

My No Frills No Bake Muesli Bars were born out the need to have healthy snacks on hand while we travel, and with lack of time, space and an oven. Inspired by Well Nourished, these bars are packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats for filling tummies and sustaining...

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Pumpkin, Carrot & Haloumi Bread

Pumpkin, Carrot & Haloumi Bread

Roasted veggies are a staple in my fridge. Whenever I make them for dinner, I make a double batch so we can eat them for various lunch incarnations throughout the week - think tossed through pasta, quinoa, salad or topped with a fried egg - I feel like if I have...

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Banana, Blueberry & Chia Mini Muffins

Banana, Blueberry & Chia Mini Muffins

I know you don’t really NEED another muffin recipe but this soggy weather left us with no other option, but to stay in doors and bake today! You may not need them, but the kids will love them - my Banana, Blueberry & Chia Mini Muffins that also happen to be gluten...

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding

These chilled creamy rice puddings are rich in nutrients that are key for growing little people as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mums. Make up a batch for the week and you’ll have the perfect breakfast, morning tea or snack ready to grab-and-go. I’ve made these...

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Beet ‘n’ Berry Bliss Balls

Beet ‘n’ Berry Bliss Balls

This van life has seen me continually adding to my “make and freeze” snack recipes - for those long days in the car travelling through remote parts of the country, we’ve always got something ready to go. These Beet ‘n’ Berry Bliss Balls have fast become a family...

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Superfood Sprinkle

Superfood Sprinkle

I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to sneak extra nutrients in to our meals and snacks – something that I can add to everything from pastas, salads, soups and eggs to simple steamed vegetables. Enter my superfood savoury sprinkle! It’s packed with protein,...

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Banana & Coconut Bread

Banana & Coconut Bread

When life give you bananas, you make banana bread, cos who doesn't like banana bread? We’ve been happening on some big bunches of wonderfully sweet local bananas up here in the Kimberley of late and as bench space is scarce in the van, this big bunch was taking up far...

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