I thought I would start the week off with a lunchbox idea. I know with busy lives it is often easier to buy packaged lunch box treats for your children, but please consider the nutrition in them! Sometimes a large batch of healthy muffins, seeded slice or mini quiches can be made on the weekend so that all you have to do is pull them out of the freezer the night before and they are ready to slip into your child’s lunchbox by the morning.
Here is a nutritious Oat Cookie recipe for your child’s lunchbox…
1 cup oats
just less than 1 cup Spelt flour
3/4 cup coconut
3/4 cup sultanas or chopped dried pears, etc.
1/4 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 heaped tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste – very high in calcium!)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and place in balls on a lined tray.
Cook in the oven for 20-25mins at 180 degrees celsius.
Let cool, then enjoy.
*Play with this recipe – you could add cacao powder, raspberries, etc.
There are many benefits of coconut oil…
Coconut oil is a healthy plant source of saturated fat and it contains lauric acid which is known as the natural germ fighter (strengthening the immune system, getting rid of toe fungus, fighting Candida, etc). It is fantastic when used both internally and externally as it has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
I look forward to sharing a slightly more adventurous recipe next week for those of you who are keen. Has anyone made raw desserts before? I’ve got a delicious raw Goji Berry Slice recipe that I’m sure everyone will enjoy!
Don’t forget to make use of lunchbox idea No.1 – Raw Cacao Balls.
Have a fantastic week!