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Recipe: Thai Pumpkin (or Butternut) Soup

It is a rainy day. It is wet and cold and some of the puddles are getting so deep outside, I worry one of the dogs might fall in and not be able to get out! But it’s also the perfect weather for soup and one of my favourite soup recipes is this one for Thai Pumpkin Soup – or Thai Butternut Soup – whichever you have available. Of course, if you have any left over after the meal (a rare occurrence in our household), you can always freeze it in a 1 litre Sinchies pouch and save it for another rainy day.

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Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate and Black Bean Brownies

Gluten Free chocolate and black bean brownies

If you have ever baked chocolate brownies, you know that their delicious fudgy texture is mostly because of an embarrassing amount of sugar. Believe me, I love chocolate brownies (I could do with one right now), but I cringe whenever I make them because of the sugar. So, if you want a chocolate brownie treat, what can you do to reduce the sugar and keep the texture. This gluten free chocolate brownie recipe extraordinaire uses black beans (Yay for hidden veg!) for the texture allowing you to use less sugar. Did I mention, it’s also Gluten Free!

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Recipe: Easy Banana Custard Suitable for Babies

banana custard suitable for babies

I haven’t posted any recipes lately so thought it was about time to do so. I love this easy banana custard recipe because it can be changed to suit your baby / toddler / child’s needs as well as your own preferences. It’s also really simple to make. It has no nasty additives or preservatives and can be made out of any milk, formula or even breast milk. How awesome is that?

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Three Chocolate Smoothie Variations

three chocolate smoothie variations

Chocolate smoothies are a good alternative to chocolate milkshakes. They can also be infinitely tastier making them a good addition to lunchboxes. The only tricky part is finding chocolate smoothies recipes that you like best.

In order to make the task of finding your favourite chocolate smoothie recipe a bit easier, I’ve done a little bit of research and found three chocolate smoothie variations from other South African blogs.

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Healthy ice lollies, ice pops, bompies, bunny licks, or something

reusable ice lolly pouch

I recently conducted a survey on a South African Facebook group, and asked what people called those plastic packets filled with juice that you freeze. We all enjoyed eating them as children. After letting it run for a while, I tallied up the points by counting each reply as one point. If anyone reacted to that reply, I counted the engagement as a point too. Bunny licks got the majority vote.

I stopped counting after I received 74 comments and likes, and these are my results:

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Recipe – Kid Friendly Coconut Jelly

coconut jelly

Here’s a simple dessert coconut jelly that is full of healthy fats from coconut milk. Your children are sure to love it! Most children love jelly and this one is rich and creamy because of the added coconut milk. It’s also easy to customize to suit your family’s preferred ingredients.  Continue reading Recipe – Kid Friendly Coconut Jelly

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Recipe: Chocolate Custard Yogo

homemade healthy chocolate pudding

Instant pudding: I just love instant pudding, (chocolate of course), with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecan nuts. But we all know that it’s not so healthy with lots of additives. So, when the craving for instant pudding comes along, what can you make that’s healthier? Here’s the perfect solution!

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Recipe: Healthy Goji Berry Snack Balls

healthy goji berry date balls

It can be very difficult finding healthy snacks for both adults and children. We like to have a stash of healthy snacks for when hunger strikes and this recipe sure is a winner with the kids! We just love Goji berries and this super simple recipe is set to impress. Great for lunchboxes or as an anytime snack.

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Baby Marrow and Banana Muffins

healthy muffins

One of our most popular posts on this blog was our article on Vegetable Smuggling, so with that in mind, we decided to post this awesome recipe. Your children will never know they are eating vegetables in their banana muffins! That is definitely a Win-Win situation! 

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