Since the kids loved my carrot cake so much I decided to try a different vegetable in cake, beetroot! Beetroot goes nicely with chocolate and they had no idea they were eating veg. I also added some banana, ground flax seeds, cashews in the icing, and lots of berries on top, to make this extra nutritious. The cake was a huge success with the kids and me too!
I hadn’t made these in a while but when my kid wants cookies, and he wants them NOW, I know just what to make. They are the perfect snack, healthy, soft, and chewy, and they take about 15 minutes to make. You probably even have the ingredients already!
Makes about 4-5 cookies, so use the same ratio and increase the amount as you like
1 cup of porridge oats
A handful of raisins
Optional extras: whatever you like but I add a little ground flax seed and cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Mash all the ingredients together in a bowl. I find this easiest to do with my hands, if a bit messy.
Form into small cookie shapes with your hands, and bake for about 12 minutes until slightly crispy on the outside. Best enjoyed fresh from the oven!
This is kinda a cheat recipe because I use a pre-made spice mix, but sure whatever makes life easier when you have kids (or don’t have kids, just a busy life!). This has become our favourite meal at the moment, and I’ve been making it at least once a week. The kids can’t get enough of it and I’m very happy about that. Rian has even been saying that cauliflower is his favourite food! Since the kids love it so much, I had to share it.
As I’ve mentioned in some other blog posts, I have coeliac disease so eat a strict gluten-free diet. I don’t talk about it much on the blog, because it’s a vegan blog, and is not about health or gluten-free recipes, but all the food I cook does happen to be gluten-free, and my recipes on my blog are either all gluten-free or can be made gluten-free, depending on what type of flour, pasta, etc. that you use. I know a lot of people looking for gluten-free and vegan cake recipes, and in general for vegan cake recipes, so thought I would share this recipe.
This is a really simple recipe that I made a few times recently. I’m going to be starting baby led weaning with Síofra in a few weeks and I thought this would be a great recipe for baby led weaning, so decided to share it. But it’s also good for older kids and grown ups. Me and the kids love beetroot. This recipe is very healthy and makes a nice side dish, or pair it with one or two other salads as a light lunch. It’s also very pretty, and I think kids who like pink would love it!
After making my Carrot Hot Dogs I had the idea to use roasted carrot in these wrap roll-ups things. My kids love wraps, but I find they’re much easier for them to eat if they’re rolled up and sliced into little bite-size pieces like this. They love it! I thought the carrots would go really well with houmous, and make these a very nutritious snack. They also would work well for lunch boxes or kids’ party food!
Hot dogs are something that my son has asked for because he sees them on TV (and he didn’t know what they were made of). Of course we have to make them vegan, and we don’t eat a lot of faux meats, so carrot hot dogs are perfect! They taste really nice, they’re healthy, they’re really simple to make, and they get the kids to eat vegetables! I added mashed avocado to make it even more nutritious and because it’s yummy, but you can add more traditional toppings or whatever you like. It is actually surprisingly like eating a hot dog!