Healthy Habits and Optimum Nutrition for Children

By |2020-07-01T13:14:31+00:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Family Friendly, IINH Food Blog, Kids, Uncategorized|

It is common for toddlers and children to go through phases of liking or disliking certain foods.

When they are very young they can be quite intuitive about their eating. Certainly, I noticed with my children that they will not always eat a balanced meal, however, over the week they will have had an overall balance […]

Chocolatey Fresh Fruit Salad

By |2020-05-20T13:26:47+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Desserts, Family Friendly, Favorites, Kids, Salads, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A fun way to encourage your child to eat a greater selection of fruits.

Ingredients

  • Selection of your fruits (local, organic and seasonal is best) 
  • Raw cacao powder or a very light sprinkling of finely grated dark […]

Hasselback Sweet Potato with Smoky Whipped Avocado Butter

By |2020-01-29T11:42:52+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Lunch, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Originating in Sweden, Hasselback potatoes are generally made with basic white potatoes or new season potatoes. They have a combination of crispy baked skin  on the outside and a creamy mash at the centre. I hope you enjoy my new sweet-potato […]

Red Velvet Protein Balls

By |2020-01-29T11:54:33+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Favorites, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Kids, Raw, Snacks, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

These vibrant little protein treats are really easy to make and even easier to eat. Earthy sweet beetroot blended with the chocolaty textures of  Medjool dates, creamy Brazil nuts and warming spices pack an amazing sweet punch.  I reckon you might end up doubling up on this recipe […]

Chocolate Granola Clusters

By |2020-01-30T10:38:47+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Low GI, Snacks, Vegan, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ditch the rice krispies for these homemade gorgeous clusters are divine and super healthy. This one will please the whole family, even Miss or Master fuss-pot!

Makes approx 40 miniature clusters  

Ingredients

  • 300 […]

Low-Carb Homemade Granola with Berry and Creamy Greek Yoghurt

By |2020-04-08T10:56:32+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Low GI, Sugar Free, Vegan, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Making your own granola give you control of the ingredients, specially the sugar content. Store-bought granola is one of those sneaky products with a “healthy” tag, but is often far from it. By making your own you can adjust quantities, omit dried […]

Trick or Treat? Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

By |2020-01-30T11:05:35+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Snacks, Vegan, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is definitely not a trick recipe. These are so delicious that I think they are going to become an all year round favourite. Who would have guessed pumpkin and chocolate could taste so good together. 

Makes 24-34 depending on size of bun cases. […]

“Nuts about Manuka”

By |2020-01-30T11:21:42+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Snacks, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Perfect little nibbles to snack on Christmas Eve night or any night for that matter. Or why not make them during the month and gift them to someone you love 🙂

Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients

  • 300 grams mixed nuts […]

Blood Orange and Pomegranate Bounty Bars

By |2020-01-30T12:09:02+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Dairy free, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|

Here comes a tasty tip ahead of Christmas – make your own mouth-watering healthy treats instead of forking out on a selection box! They are even so good they can be part of your New Year goodie box.  Check out more treat ideas by clicking on the following […]

Pistachio, Lemon and Cardamon Love Hearts

By |2020-01-31T11:27:08+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Friendly, Favorites, Kids, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated wheat types. It is higher in vitamins and minerals than common wheat, however, spelt does contain some gluten (though less than regular wheat).  It is gentler on the digestive system so avoids the bloated feeling you might get from some breads […]