This time of year many people are baking or making tasty little treats to gift or share with family for the festive season. It’s such a lovely thing to receive a handmade gift, something baked with love. That is, as long as it’s not filled with processed grains and sugars.
The festive season can be hard to avoid those foods that you have chosen to remove from your diet. For many people it takes an extra effort to resist. So receiving a girt made with real food ingredients shows the extra care and effort has been put into that gift. Here I have put together 10 recipes that would make great homemade gifts. Things I’d love to receive myself.
In previous posts I have shared with you lunch box recipes that will keep your little ones full throughout their busy days. Today, I thought I would share with you what those grain free lunch boxes actually end up looking like.
All of these items can be prepared in advance and quickly popped into the lunch box by yourself or the child. Most mornings my cherubs actually put their snack items into their own lunch boxes. It gives them some feeling of control, allowing for their individuals tastes or preferences, but it is also one less thing for me to do on already busy mornings.
Another day another curry. Believe me, we do eat other meals other than curries, but they are an easy, go-to meal in my house. I have been under the pump of late and starting to feel under the weather, so I needed an easy option tonight for dinner. When you haven’t got a lot of time or energy a curry is the perfect meal.
Today I was given a bag of lemons, so of course I was going to come up with something ‘lemony’ right away. I love lemons. If I was choosing a dessert its always got to be something made with lemons or berries.
We all know balls/bites are super popular at the moment, and rightly so. They can be a great, healthy snack to grab when you are on the go, and the kids love them. These lemon balls are so simple to make and a lovely subtle flavour.
Lately I’ve been trying to eat a bit cleaner, even Paleo followers can consume a little too much sometimes. Tonight, however, I was craving something sweet. I’ve learnt that if this is the case, I am better to make something naturally sweet using Paleo ingredients, than to succumb to the craving and eat something ‘bad’.
This is usually where most of us fall off the wagon. Our cravings get the better of us and once we’ve broken it once, well we give in and tell ourselves its too hard. So I fed my craving with this pudding, using real food ingredients, and I enjoyed it.