Paleo

Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Muffins (GF, low sugar)

Sometimes I’m a terrible parent. It’s only been in the last few months that I’ve introduced the girls to “happy boxes”. Because some days, in the midst of stress, madness and a million things to do, all you can do is drive through. It doesn’t happen often. It will come and go as a desperate solution for feeding my children, it’s definitely not ideal, but it happened. Don’t judge. And please note I say “terrible parent” very facetiously, because I think most parents are too hard on themselves. Me included.

Then there’s other times where I’m kicking ass at making awesome healthy and delicious food for my family. Like today. Started with Banana & Chia Pancakes, plenty of fruit and vege in between and it’s ending with these amazing Fudgy Brownies. I also whipped up some ice blocks out of banana, avocado, strawberries, coconut cream, maple and vanilla in my Magic Bullet. Kicking goals today! So it’s balance right?

Miss 5 just started prep, so I’m trying to give her healthy fuel for learning and playing. And if you’re familiar with my recipes you’ll know it’s a “fly by the seat of your pants” style, with a focus on quick and simple. So…Here’s the recipe for a nutritious lunchbox treat.

FUDGY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

2 small sweet potato grated (approx 500g grated)
3 eggs
100g butter melted
1/3 c cocoa
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c gluten free flour (could switch for almond meal for full paleo version, let me know how you go with that!)
splashes of vanilla

Blitz all of this in a food processor until smoothish. Pour into greased muffin trays, this made 12 X 6cm diameter muffins. Cook at 180degrees for around 20 mins. They should get a nice crusty outer and be a bit gooey and Fudgy in the middle. Yummo! I hope you enjoy x Jade

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Sesame & Herb Crackers

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1 1/2 c almond meal
1/2 c LSA (ground up mixture of linseed, sunflower seed & almond)
1 egg white
1 tsp water
1 tsp olive oil
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1/3 c sesame seeds
Dried herbs to your liking

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix together until you get a dough like consistency. Press it altogether into a ball, and place between 2 sheets of baking paper. Roll the dough out thinly, (about 3mm). Peel off the top layer of baking paper. You could cut shapes with cookie cutters or just cut into rectangles. Place on an oven tray and cook for about 10-12 mins. Keep an eye on them, you want them just brown and crunchy.

Drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and keep them in an airtight container.

A tasty savory treat, go really good with cheese, meat and my amazing Spicy Onion Pickle. Or just some raw veges and avocado… Anything you can dream up. Enjoy!

NB So you can double the first 6 ingredients on this list. That will give you enough for crackers, and a base for apple pie, or a pizza base, or a pumpkin pie. Split the mixture and then add the bits for crackers in one bowl, and a bit of sweetener for the other half in the other bowl, if you’re going to make a sweet pie. I will post recipes for that soon, in the meantime, experiment away!