1. CARROT CAKE BLISS BALLS
from Donna’s Hay’s new Fresh + Light magazine
Totally loving these Bliss Balls from Donna’s new Fresh + Light magazine so much, it may just be worth making double…
3 cups (360g) pecans
20 fresh pitted dates
2 carrots (160g), peeled and grated
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1⅓ cups (130g) LSA mix+
how to make:
Place 1 cup (120g) of the pecans in a food processer and pulse until finely chopped. Place in a small bowl and set aside.
Place the dates, carrot, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, LSA mix and remaining pecans in the food processor and process for 1–2 minutes or until the mixture comes together. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and roll in the chopped pecan to coat.
+ LSA is a mixture of ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. Find it in the health food aisle of the supermarket.
Tip: The bliss balls will keep refrigerated for 2–3 weeks.
donna hay Fresh + Light goes on sale Monday Feb – click for more details
2. THE COOKS GROCER
home delivery service
The Cook’s Grocer is a ‘genius’ ready to cook meal delivery service. Their quick, healthy and easy to make recipes contain only the finest ingredients all locally sourced, free range, hormone and chemical free.
Designed to be cooked in under 30 minutes, each meal is hand packed and measured to exact portions so there is no waste. Meals start at $24 for two adults or 3 meals for $99 (including delivery) providing the perfect opportunity to eating well at home.
The Cook’s Grocer Co-Founder Tim Ryder says: “We are focused on providing a convenient home delivery meal service to those who enjoy great quality food. Our aim is for couples, friends and families to cook and eat interesting and delicious dinners without the hassle of having to go to the supermarket or search for recipes.”
They also partner with celebrity nutritionists, chefs and restaurants so you cook restaurant quality meals at home. They have partnerships with celebrity chef and authorScott Gooding, A Tavola, Longrain, Fratelli Fresh, Three Blue
Ducks, Kate Gibbs, Nomad, Subcontinental and more – so you can enjoy new ingredients and flavours as well as restaurant quality meals.
The Cook’s Grocer delivers Sydney wide three times a week.
For more info, visit – www.thecooksgrocer.com.au
NEW MINI YOGURT MAKER
You’ve probably seen our previous EasiYo Yogurt Maker posts, featuring the cool red yogurt maker, well, introducing EasiYo’s NEW Mini Maker!
They’ve taken all the best improvements of our iconic 1kg Yogurt Maker and condensed it into a new, smaller and more convenient size.
Just like their 1kg Yogurt Maker, their new 500g Mini Maker makes delicious, nutritious yogurt, with no artificial ingredients, and it’s packed with all the goodness of homemade.
Click here for more details and to buy online
4. SUPERCHARGED FOR KIDS
by Lee Holmes
Supercharged Food for Kids is Lee’s mission to change the way children eat so we can build stronger, healthier and brighter kids. It helps parents deliver the right nutrients needed to help kids sustain their energy levels, keep their mood up, concentrate and perform at their best. Lee believes in the 80/20 rule: try to give your kids healthy options 80% of the time and you are doing well, also giving tips on how to sneak wholefoods into everyday meals!
In Supercharged Food for Kids, Lee has created healthy versions of family favourites, swapping an ingredient or two to make them more nutritious and Lee says ‘you won’t find any low-fat foods here as manufacturers often compensate for the loss of fat with large amounts of sugar and additives. I use good fats which are an essential component of a child’s diet required for healthy development and brain function’. Lee has created lots of lovely and stress free ideas for the school lunch box – delicious sandwiches, wraps, pizza, pasta, nuggets muffins, energy and treats – and gives you advice on how to eat for allergies and intolerances, which so many parents have to navigate around.
Supercharged Foods for Kids is full of resources to help establish positive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for their rest of their lives. Click here for more details