GLUTEN FREE MINI QUINOA & VEGETABLE FRITTATA’S

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It’s so easy to run out of ideas for school lunches or healthy snacks to have on hand in the fridge. Often this results in us going for a less nutritious (or sometimes sugary) option which doesn’t really support growing or fully grown bodies. Here is a simple frittata recipe using quinoa and fresh vegetables that is a delicious option for those looking for a little healthy inspiration.

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WHOLEFOODS FOR KIDS

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In a world where allergies, anxiety and attention disorders are sky-rocketing in our kids, there is much to be said about eating a wholefoods diet and its role in the prevention and treatment of these conditions. It is also a great way to educate children, and bring more fun into eating for them as they explore the different textures, tastes and shapes of natural wholefoods.

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STICKY CARAMEL POPCORN

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When you ask Nutritionist & Naturopath Casey-Lee Lyons for a popcorn recipe or two, oh boy does she deliver. Here is a fun popcorn snack with homemade sticky caramel for all the sweet tooth’s out there.

How to make stove top popcorn (makes approx 8 cups)

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a thick bottomed saucepan (with lid).
  2. Melt coconut oil. Put 3-4 kernels into the oil, when kernels pop the temperature is right. Add the rest of your popcorn (across one even layer).
  3. Cover (with a lid slightly ajar for drier and crispier popcorn) and remove from heat for 30 seconds (this helps to even the temperature so that they pop at the same time).
  4. Return to heat. Once popping slows remove from heat.
  5. Allow to cool.

Sticky Caramel Popcorn

  • Serving Size: makes 3 cups
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp hulled tahini
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups popped popcorn

 

Method:

  1. Set aside popcorn in a heat proof mixing bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan combine maple syrup, tahini and coconut oil. Mix well.
  3. Over medium heat allow the syrup to come to a boil and leave to bubble away for a full minute.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over popped popcorn.
  5. Mix to combine caramel with popcorn.
  6. Allow to cool in fridge. Store in an air-tight glass container in your fridge for freshness.

Snickers Bliss Balls

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We’ve had this sweet little number up our sleeve since the Affordable Wholefoods Christmas get together last December. You can always count on Tess (Our Coffs Harbour store Manager) to bring something high on the decadent scale, and this time she surpassed even her own standards. Tess found the original inspiration for this recipe on the Wholefoods Simply Recipe Blog and modified it slightly to her own tastes. Peanut butter, chocolate, maple syrup & rose petals, say no more…….

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SIMPLE STARTER RECIPES FOR KIDS

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Wholefoods are the foundation of a healthy diet and nourished body and are one of the best gifts we can give to our children. As we discussed in last weeks article,  bringing our kids into the kitchen at an early age and teaching them about cooking with wholefoods is a great way for them to learn about different nutritious foods and to help them feel more independent and involved in their food choices.

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DENISE’S SPANAKOPITA

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Last years Christmas party saw the whole team come together to share a meal celebrating another year at Affordable Wholefoods. We each brought along a dish to share and Denise’s contribution was her take on the traditional Greek recipe ‘Spanakopita’.  It took just a few minutes for the plate to be empty, so we decided to remake it and share with our readers. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Continue reading

10 JUICY FOODS TO KEEP YOU HYDRATED THIS SUMMER!

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We often associate being hydrated with drinking plenty of water; however the foods we choose to eat can either dry us out or they can provide us with nourishing hydration. By choosing to eat raw and juicy foods more often you will be increasing your fluid intake as well as giving yourself a super nutrient boost. Here are our top 10 juicy foods to keep you hydrated this summer: Continue reading