Sweet Potato Brownie with nut butter icing

Sweet Potato Brownie with nut butter icing

by Nicky Skinner April 25, 2018 2 min read 2 Comments

These brownies are so delicious, full of vitamin A and plenty of fiber, but without the sugar hit. I've tested it myself, and people never guess they're loaded with veg! (except my husband, who knows me too well!).  I often put an extra kumara on the bottom rack of the oven when I'm cooking a roast for dinner, specifically so I can make these the next da
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cream Pots

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cream Pots

by Nicky Skinner April 12, 2018 2 min read

A feast for the eyes and for the lips, these delicious pots of goodness are not only awesome for you, packed with healthy fats, but also great for your gut!

Made using gelatin powder to give it a beautiful jelly-like texture, gelatin has been reported to improve gut health and digestion, protect joints, improve sleep quality, lift mood and improves cognitive abilities, improve skin health, heart health, maintain strong bones, AND help keep you feeling fuller longer!

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Fudgy Black Bean and Peanut Butter Brownies

Fudgy Black Bean and Peanut Butter Brownies

by Nicky Skinner March 28, 2018 2 min read

I've been experimenting with more legumes in my diet of late (my body seems to have been craving them postpartum!). I used to make a deliciously dense and fudgy black bean brownie, that although claimed to be 'gluten-free' and free from flours, was packed with brown sugar so gave a decent sugar dump!

I thought I'd have a go at making it lower in sugar, so I subbed the cup of brown sugar for a banana (adds a lot of natural sweetness) and a touch of rice malt syrup. It's also egg free and dairy free for all those allergies out there.

I think this version is still as awesome, but won't send the kids into hyperdrive at lunchtime!

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Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

by Nicky Skinner February 28, 2018 2 min read

I'm all about eating in season. There's nothing better than a juicy ripe tomato in summer or a new season apple right from the tree. And as I'm sure you're aware it's the height of blueberry season, so while they're fresh and cheap I thought I'd create a blueberry lunch box loaf everyone will love.
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Healthy Chocolate LCM Bars (rice bubble bars)

Healthy Chocolate LCM Bars (rice bubble bars)

by Nicky Skinner February 13, 2018 1 min read

All the rage a few years ago, LCM bars brought back the old classic rice bubble slice which was an absolute favourite at every kids birthday party growing up.

Whether you're making the traditional version or buying the packaged bars at the supermarket, now you can have the same great taste, without all the sugar and additives!

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Gingernuts

Gingernuts

by Nicky Skinner October 26, 2017 2 min read

They say ginger is fabulous for morning sickness and since I've been getting some peculiar second trimester nausea, I thought I'd try to recreate the traditional Griffins Gingernuts which are made using traditional white flour, white sugar and vegetable oil.
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Blueberry Louise Slice

Blueberry Louise Slice

by Nicky Skinner September 27, 2017 2 min read

Louise Slice is such a kiwi classic that I had to give it a healthy spin!

This version is very reminiscent of the original but without the sugar filled jam and flour filled cake.  

The perfect accompaniment with your cup of tea, sure to impress at any morning tea shout and also travels well in your bento to school!

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Peanut Butter and Raspberry Bites

Peanut Butter and Raspberry Bites

by LunchBox Inc. August 24, 2017 1 min read 1 Comment

After so many positive comments on the Peanut Butter and Jam Slice from earlier this year, I set about to make an easier, quicker, grab-and-go version and am pleased to announce these bites an absolute winner!

With only 4 ingredients TOTAL, they're the easiest and tastiest little treat for all die hard peanut butter addicts.

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

by Iries Borbon August 09, 2017 2 min read

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

by Iries Borbon July 20, 2017 2 min read 1 Comment

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Hazelnut Jaffa Bliss Balls

Hazelnut Jaffa Bliss Balls

by Iries Borbon July 18, 2017 2 min read

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Raspberry Nut Butter Blender Brownies

Raspberry Nut Butter Blender Brownies

by Iries Borbon July 12, 2017 1 min read 2 Comments

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