Lemon and Coconut loaf

This lemon and coconut loaf makes a delicious afternoon pick-me-up

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour 

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • leftover lemon zest

Method
1 Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 1lb loaf tin with baking paper or use a silicon one like I do. In a bowl, mix the soy milk, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
2 Grate the lemon and put the zest to one side. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
3 Add the flours and mix well. Stir in half the zest. 
4 Pour into the tin and bake for 30 mins. 
5 Once the bread is cool. Mix the ingredients to make the frosting and spread on top. Enjoy! 

Veggie bean stew

I have the perfect go-to recipe that you can store in your freezer so you and your kid(s) always have a nutritious meal to fall back on!


You’ll need:

  • 1 small onion (I buy pre chopped frozen ones they’re just as nutritious, easier to use and cheaper)
  • 1 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 1 400g tinned kidney beans (can use any beans)
  • 1/2 cup mixed grains (uncooked) 
  • Paprika to taste 
  • 150ml water 
  • Avocado oil 

Method
1 Heat the oil in a pan over a medium/high heat and add the chopped onions. Cook for a few minutes then add the paprika. 2 Add the tomatoes, kidney beans, grains and water and allow to simmer for 15/20 mins until the grains are completely cooked. 
3 Divide into lunch boxes for you and your little one(s). You can serve this with extra veg, cheese, sweet potato or as is! Enjoy! 

Spinach and blackberry muffins 

A healthy snack to keep in your fridge for you and your kids! 



You’ll need: 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana 
  • A large handful of spinach (I buy frozen spinach balls) 
  • 1 heaped tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup oat flour 
  • A handful of blackberries 


Method
1 Blend the egg, banana and spinach in a blender until smooth.
2 Pour into a bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
3 Distribute into muffin cases and bake in the oven for 15 mins at 180C. Allow to cool and keep in airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy! 

Carrot & cinnamon pancakes



You’ll need: 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated 
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • Butter or olive oil 


Method
1 Add the banana, carrot, egg, cinnamon & oats to a blender and blitz and until smooth. Pour into a bowl and mix with the flour.
2 Heat the butter or oil in a pan & add the mixture to make pancakes.
3 Flip after a few minutes until cooked and serve with your favourite toppings!

See how to make them here https://www.instagram.com/p/ClGCOOtIYLt/ 

Apple Cinnamon Cake Bars 



Get cosy with these nutritiously delicious, vegan, kid friendly bars! 


You will need:

  • 2 small apples, peeled & chopped into small cubes
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp oat milk
  • 4 tbsp nut or seed butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup self raising flour


Method
1 Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180C.
2 Mix the banana, milk, olive oil & nut butter in a bowl until well combined.
3 Add the flour & spices, mix well then fold in the chopped apple.
4 Pour the mix into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 mins until golden. Allow to cool, slice and enjoy! 

See how to make them here https://www.instagram.com/p/CjmoZcpIcft/ 

Apple and beet porridge



This is such a delicious autumnal recipe that can be enjoyed hot or cold! Romeo’s been loving it!


Ingredients
(Serves 2)

  • 100g jumbo oats
  • 1 apple, peeled & grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh beet juice 
  • 350ml oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


Toppings

  • Blueberries 
  • Peanut butter 


Instructions
1 Add the milk, oats & cinnamon to a saucepan and bring to boil. Let simmer while stirring frequently for 8-10 minutes. 
2 You can add a little water in the end until you have the desired consistency. 
3 Add the grated apple.
4 Pour into a bowl, pour in the beet juice, add toppings, stir and enjoy!

See how to make it here https://www.instagram.com/p/CknJBeHok4x/ 

Spicy Tomato Halloumi Bake 



You guys are gonna loveee this recipe!



You will need: 

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 aubergine, chopped
  • 2 courgettes, chopped
  • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs (or 1/2 tsp oregano)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 2 (225g) blocks halloumi cheese

Method
1
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes.
2 Add the aubergine and courgette and saute for a further 5-8 minutes.
3 Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, smoked paprika, chilli flakes, Italian herbs, cumin, broccoli and cannellini beans. Bring to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
4 Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C. Cut halloumi into slices.
5 Carefully transfer the tomato and vegetable mixture from the pan into an ovenproof baking dish. Top with the halloumi slices spread evenly over the mixture.
6 Place the baking dish on a baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes until halloumi is golden.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Date Bread 



Easy to make. Mouth watering. Must try. 


You will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 8 dates
  • 6 tbsp peanut butter 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup oat milk
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup self raising flour 

Frosting 

  • 4 tbsp cream cheese 
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 

Method
1 Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 1lb loaf tin with baking paper. Add all the wet ingredients for the bread to a blender and blitz until smooth.
2 Pour into a bowl and fold in the flour and cacao powder. Bake for 25-30 mins. 
3 Once bread is completely cool, mix up the frosting and spread on top of the bread. Slice up and enjoy! 

See how to make it here https://www.instagram.com/p/CkxaEe5IMnf/ 

White Chocolate Date Caramel Balls 



As per… a few simple ingredients & freakin’ delicious!



You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp plant milk 
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour 
  • 70g white chocolate 



Method
1 Blitz the dates, nut butter, coconut oil & milk in a food processor until well combined (a little chunky is fine). Mix the coconut flour in and roll into balls.
2 Melt the white chocolate and cover the balls. Allow to chill in the fridge until the chocolate sets and enjoy!

See how to make them here https://www.instagram.com/p/ClYCnQEIJwV/