These sweet potato brownies are a sneaky healthy treat! The recipe is super simple to pull together, and you can't taste the sweet potato at all!
- 1 medium raw sweet potato, peeled and grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 heaped tsp baking powder
- 1/2-3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, depending on how dark...
I tried this recipe from Cookie and Kate and it worked wonderfully! The Pram Power babies and toddlers enjoyed it very much. I like that it does not require the refined sugar and white flour of many other recipes.
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2½ medium or 2 large bananas)
- ¼ cup milk of choice or water
- 1 teaspoon baking...
These Spiced Ginger Cookies are one of the most popular healthy cookies that I bring to Pram Power morning teas! All you need is a few ingredients blitzed in the food processor, then roll into balls and bake! I use a combination of brown rice flour and almond meal, but you could use all of either one if you want to keep them nut-free.
Makes 12-15 cookies
- 2 1/2 cups Almond Meal (I use 1 1/2 cups almond meal and 1 cup brown...
These are a great tasting and healthy choc chip cookie. I use real chocolate (70% cocoa) in my baking! Makes 30-36 cookies:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips - use 70% chocolate broken into small chunks
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup...
This is a super easy museli bar and great for the lunchbox, though if you start eating them while they're still warm they may not get that far!
Tahini is sesame seed paste and can be found in the health food section of the supermarket. Use the hulled version as it has a milder flavour. You can substitute the chocolate with dried apricots, raisins and goji berries (chocolate is pretty goof though!)
- 1/2 cup tahini
I love this recipe from The Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter. All the ingredients go into one bowl and are mixed to make a lovely cake. The cake uses almond meal which means that it is gluten free and high in protein. The recipe packs in 500g of carrots, which is a great source of vitamin C, B6, potassium and fibre. It is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and raisins.
I usually top the cake with a cream cheese icing (see below) and...more
PELVIC FLOOR - 2 little words that seem come up in conversation a lot more after you’ve had a baby! You may not have even been aware of it before you had a baby so what exactly is the Pelvic Floor and why is it important? Here are 5 things to know:
1. It’s a muscle.
The Pelvic Floor is actually a muscular sling like a hammock between the pubic bone and tailbone (coccyx) and it supports the...more
Most mums I meet return to work either full time or part time within 12 months of having their baby. I was one of them. I went back to work full-time and had to find a way to fit in work + family and exercise. Exercise helped me get it all done.
Getting your body moving (especially if you are sitting at a desk for most of day) shouldn’t be put in the “too hard or I don’t have the time” basket. It is more important than ever to keep...more
I am a big fan of Janella Purcell and her wholefood cooking. I have been making her bliss balls for years and this recipe can be found in her latest cookbook 'Janella's Super Natural Foods'. You can mix up the ingredients depending on what you have in your cupboard. I usually have almonds and dried apricots in my version. No need to toast the nuts but it's quick to dry toast in a fry pan.
- 1 cup puffed millet,...
I have seen a lot of mums come to my classes with sore necks and sore backs. It is a common complaint in those first 12 months of being a mum. From talking to quite a few of them, I do think there are some tips that can help reduce the chances of pain and soreness that I have learnt from being a mum myself and from specialist post-natal Phyios.
Pram Power 5 tips for new mums to reduce their chance of pain and soreness.
Wanting to get fit again now that the baby’s here? Wanting to feel strong and powerful again? Well, the great news is that your tiny bundle of joy can really help you get there – and fast!
All you’ve got to do is think creatively about what ‘exercise’ really means and use what’s around you.
You’ve just given birth so now you have a baby and a pram. Together they give you enough resistance for a great workout.
So forget the...more
This recipe comes from Mayumi's kitchen (formerly macrobiotic chef for Madonna) and is frequently whipped up my house because so quick and easy with no refined sugars or flours. Hardest part is to stop my 3 year old from sneaking them off the biscuit tray...
- 1 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1 cup oat flour or rolled oats run through blender until fine (which is what I do - takes about a minute)
Tips for a great Christmas family portrait:
- get everyone to stand or sit very close together- no gaps, shoulder to shoulder
- make sure you choose a neutral background, for example trees or bushes in your backyard
- try and find a spot in the shade, without direct sun or dappled light and have the light behind you (the photographer)
- If you have to shoot indoors avoid the flash and use a higher ISO setting like...
I was never a fan of custard or trifle growing up. I found this recipe a few years ago in my cookbook “Feeding the bump” by Lisa Neal and it’s since become my “Christmas go to dessert”. It always goes down really well! This modern version uses yoghurt and seasonal fruit of raspberries and peaches to create a healthier dessert than the original version of my childhood. It is also a fabulous finale to a summer barbeque or dinner party. You can...more