What is in my toddlers lunchbox? Feat. Australian Certified Organic.

What is in my toddlers lunchbox?

 

Feat. Australian Certified Organic.

 

Packing my toddlers lunch box daily can be a bit of a challenge as Cruz (nearly 2) can like something one day and then change his mind the next and say his famous “no” to what I have on offer. So I like to mix up his lunchbox with a few different yummy goodies and options but also like to offer him some of the same foods daily even if he doesn’t eat them because tomorrow he may haha.

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3 sexy ways to do coffee.

Mmmmmmm yes coffee you sexy, delicious thing you. Okay so I am not really that obsessed I don’t drink it allll day long. But I do enjoy one maybe once every two days and when I have it, I destroy it and it makes me do magical things. So do we have to just drink it to get its magical powers? No!! Coffee is just as sexy in foods too. 

Getting creatitive in the kitchen doesn’t have to be slavibg away for 3hrs per recipe either, you would need a few coffees to survive if you had to last that long though. 

So I have come up with 3 simple recipes that’s will get you jumping for joy when you eat them. 


Creamy Coconut Coffee Hits!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup coconut yogurt 

1 shot of coffee

2 full tablespoons of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup

Method 

1. In a bowl mix the coconut yogurt, shot if coffee, rice malt syrup & chia seeds. 

2. Spoon mixture into mini moulds (these are from Kmart). 

3. Place in freezer for at least 1hr before consuming.

Makes 5 small servings.

Coffee Choc Little Bites

Ingredients

1 cup oats

2 shots of coffee

1 organic egg

1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or sweeter of choice

3 tbsp cacao

100mls of almond milk or milk or choice

1/2 banana

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a blender andblend until   like a cake batter.

2. Pour into moulds or muffin tray.

3. Place in a preheated oven of 180degrees and bake for 15-20minutes until cooked.

4. Enjoy warm or cool. Can freeze for later. 

Makes 12 small or 6 large muffins. 

Coffee Vanilla Smoothie 

Ingredients 

1 frozen banana

30g vanilla protein

1/2 cup ice chips

2 shots coffee

1 teaspoon rice malt syrup or sweeter of choice

Method

1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until like a frappe consistency. 

2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Serves 2 for a snack or 1 for a meal (can add 30g oats for a meal). 

Little Banana BitesĀ 

I often walk through the supermarket checking out what they have to offer, what’s new in store, what can I give my son and myself for lunchbox snacks.
Everytime I thought I found something that would be good for us, I turned it over to read the nutrients and it would be high sugar, high sodium or would have an ingredient I couldn’t even pronounce in it.

DO WE REALLY WANT TO PUT THAT IN OUR BODIES OR OUR CHILDREN’S BODIES?

Even a lot of baby foods were high in these ingredients! It’s crazy.

I decided this week to create a mini lunch box snack that I used to enjoy when I was in primary school “little bites” for Cruzies lunch box. I’m sure I wouldn’t mind them in mine either!

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Little mashies – yogurt and fruit bubba snacks.Ā 


I decided to prep some yogurt and fruit/veg for Cruzie. I think it would also be a great idea for adults to have as a snack or a quick breakie on the go. 
I’m always looking for new lunch box ideas. I’ve noticed that supermarkets have been selling alot of children’s pre made snacks, juices, meals and yogurts in these pouches. 
So many of them are so so high in sugar. Some higher that cans of coke and they have 4 health stars? How can they do that? Trucking so many people into thinking these products are healthy. 
From my own research I have seen that sugar is an addiction that so many of us want to break. I don’t want to pass this on to our children. I want to start good habits. 
Here are 3 quick easy recipes for either yourself or your child to add to the lunchbox. 

Apple Bircher 

1/2 Apple steamed

20g frozen spinach

Pinch of cinnamon

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 

Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch. 

Can add a layer of organic oats soaked in coconut water. 


Berry blitz yogurt

30g blueberries 

3 large strawberries

1/2 a steamed Apple

30mls coconut water

Cinnamon

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 
Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch.


Green yogurt smoothie

30g baby spinach

1/2 Apple steamed

Cinnamon

1/4 steam zucchini

1/2 steamed pear

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 

Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch.


You can enjoy all of these straight from the fridge and can leave in fridge for up to 48hrs. Can freeze too and get out when you need! 

Hope you enjoy these super quick recipes. 

I brought these pouches from LITTLE MASHIES online. 

Instagram – @littlemashies

Big love, 

Alice xoxo

Instagram – @aliceinhealthyland
NOTE – always consult your doctor, midwife before starting your child on solids.