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This category contains kids snacks, and other grain free recipes.

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My Top 5 Favourite Grain Free Cracker/Crisp Recipes

I love a good cracker.  They are great with dips or just to munch on generally.  So after going grain free it was great to realise that there are plenty of grain-free options for this handy snack.

Here are my Top 5 cracker recipes, including plenty of nut-free options for those who are allergic to nuts or need to be nut free for other reasons (for example in Australia many schools are nut free due to allergies, so you can’t send your child to school with food containing nuts – a challenge for a grain free family that relies on nuts, but the recipes below show it can be done.)Read More »My Top 5 Favourite Grain Free Cracker/Crisp Recipes

Kale Green Smoothie

Kale is considered a “superfood” and a great addition to any healthy diet.  If you want to read up more detail about kale, try the Worlds Healthiest Foods article here.

Kale is low in calories and high in fibre, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and magnesium, among others.  It is full of antioxidants and is a great anti-inflammatory food.  It also has proven cholesterol-lowering benefits.  However, it is important to note that if you have a thyroid condition, you need to be careful about consuming raw kale on a regular basis due to its goitrogenic effect, which can hinder thyroid function.  You can read about Kale and its effect on your thyroid here.  You can read more about Goitrogens in this article from PaleoHacks, which covers the subject well.

I always avoided it because the first time I tried it, “grass” was the first thing that came to mind.  Not at all appealing.  Turns out  I was just preparing it wrong.  While it looks much like silverbeet, it does require a little extra finesse.Read More »Kale Green Smoothie

Grain Free Lebanese Tabouli

Tabouli is a highly nutrient dense salad that originated in the Arab world and usually uses bulgur (also bulghur, burghul or bulgar), which is wheat. My version is grain free and is based on an authentic recipe taught to me by my Lebanese in-laws.

Zuchinni Noodles or "Zoodles"

Zucchini Pasta

Making a “pasta” out of a vegetable spiralizer is a great way to add interest to a meal, especially if like me you really really miss the whole “Spaghetti Bolognaise” experience.

The discovery of this awesome little kitchen gadget was so exciting.  My one is called a “Betty Bossi” and is a bit tiresome to use at it needs to be manually twisted, but it produces a great long skinny “noodle”.Read More »Zucchini Pasta

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Amaranth Cracker/Crisp

Amaranth is a seed that is highly nutritious and very high in protein.  Its a great addition to a grain-free diet.  Like all pseudograins, it is gluten free.

Here is a great way of using it to make crackers or crisps, it’s a useful tasty portable snack, great with dips or on its own.  Its a healthy salt free, nut free, egg free, sugar free snack, great for children and adults alike.

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Failsafe Chicken Nuggets

Most nuggets and sausage contain flour, even gluten free ones have rice flour, not to mention all the other nasties like preservatives and flavour enhancers. Kids will absolutely love these nuggets and never ask for the fast food version again….yes, they are THAT good. Even better, they are very quick and easy to make.  This is another recipe from Kim.  Thanks Kim.

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Italian Socca Pizza

Italian “Socca” or Pizza made with chickpea/besan flour.  This recipe came from the Good Living section of the Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 6, 2005 (see original recipe here). I have made it many times since and it is incredibly easy and really delicious.  Really good vegetarian protein source.

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