Berry Banana Yogurt Pops (Makes about 6 pops) 

1 cup plain organic yogurt
1 cup milk
1 banana chopped into 4 pieces
1 cup fresh (or frozen) berries
Dash of honey (to taste)

Blitz all ingredients in blender for about 30 seconds.  Pour into ice pop containers (am loving the Rocket Pop molds from Tovolo) and leave to set at least 4 hours.

Nikki xx

 
 

Our Easter was spent picnicking in Central Park with Roller Dancing for entertainment. Gotta love a great NYC street performance 'Anything Goes'! 
Entertaining the kids during the holidays doesn't have to be expensive and a good picnic lunch always helps to keep the costs down...So if you're planning a 'snacking and packing' adventure, here are some tasty healthy recipes to keep things interesting...

See something tasty?  Click on the photo and grab the recipe...
Happy, healthy kids -isn't that the aim? xoxo

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From the Urban Poser
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From the Mommypotamus
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Gluten Free Graham Crackers from Stuffed Peppers
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From Baking Obsession
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Or maybe pack a little Zucchini Slice

Zucchini Slice
An Aussie Favourite with an American Twist...

Pantry Must Haves
1/2  a large onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup of olive oil
4 small zucchinis, peeled and grated
3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1 cup or more of chopped ham off the bone or bacon (optional)
Sliced mozzarella cheese (up to you, about a cup and a 1/2)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
a little pepper
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups of sifted self raising flour

Preheat the oven to 350F or 180 C
Directions
  1. In a bowl, place the chopped onions and oil, stir well.
  2. Add zucchinis, carrots, mozzarella and ham/bacon (optional). 
  3. Add salt and pepper to beaten eggs and add to the mixture.
  4. Add flour slowly and mix as you go.
  5. Place into a greased loaf tin and cook for 45 minutes or until golden brown (test using a metal skewer).
  6. Cool and then slice.
  7. Serve with a salad or with some good old tomato sauce.


Happy snacking and packing - 
With Love, Kate
 
 
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This idea comes from It's written on the Wall

So simple but what a treat!

  1. A zip lock bag 
  2. A wooden peg for the middle 
  3. Pipe cleaners
  4. Paint, glue, beads, markers or stickers
  5. A little snack packed into each side of the zip lock bag...
Suggestions: 
Blueberries, rice crackers, cherry tomatoes, tiny cookies, goldfish crackers, yoghurt balls, raisins, popcorn, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, tiny teddies, grapes and even cheerios....
 
 
It's tough knowing what to put in your child’s lunch box. Every week there’s some new report about food dangers. Food we thought was healthy is all of a sudden unhealthy. 
Confused ???
We hope our Lunch Box section provides you with a little guidance and inspiration.

Graham Crackers

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Weelicious Graham Crackers

Weet-a-bix Chocolate Slice...

  • 185g butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 3 weetbix, crushed
  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dutch cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of raisins (optional)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 f OR 180 C.  
  • Melt butter and add vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl, with raisins.
  • Add melted butter and mix well. 
  • Press mixture into a lined slice pan and bake at 180 C for 15-20 minutes until firm.
  • Allow to cool and then ice with chocolate butter icing.
  •  Sprinkle with coconut or Sprinkles.  
  • Once icing is cool then cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Strawberry, Blueberry & Pomegranate Fruit Leather

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This Recipe comes from Free Spirit Eater- Click here to read on....



Healthiest Sugarless Chewiest Muesli Bars

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Check out these bars from 'gobakeyourself' Note: A Muesli Bar is an Australian term for a Granola Bar
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From Keep it Sweet- click her to connect with this fabulous baker

Heath Bar Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting

 
 
Gingerbread man sandwiches
Pantry Must HAVES
Wholewheat bread
Variety of spreads - butter, cream cheese, jam, peanut butter, vegemite, cheese...whatever. 

Gingerbread cookie cutters [or any other favourite shapers]


Cut out bread with gingerbread shapers.
Spread with butter and/or chosen spread [I used cheese in this pic].
 
 
My sister recently sent me this delicious image ...something to make for the kids that combines their two favourite snacks - apples and peanut butter.  No recipe attached, but looks like you just spread thick apple slices with peanut butter and top with granola (muesli) - choc chips optional...!
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