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Soul food: Healthy banana bread

by Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, mum and author of Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Store-bought banana breads are often overloaded with processed flours, sugars and unhealty fats. This far healthier recipe contains wholegrain spelt flour, a reduced amount of unprocessed sugar, coconut oil and chia seeds. It is dairy-free, …

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5 picnic-perfect healthy Australia Day recipes

by Victoria Lucas, founder of girls’ swimwear label, Willow Swim With Australia Day just around the corner, I am planning on taking my girls, Willow and Olive, for a swim at the beach followed by a picnic in the park for lunch. And no picnic is complete without a basket full of …

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Lemon Thyme Chicken with Desert Lime Stuffing

by Zoe Bingley-Pullin for Lorna Jane Looking for a new chicken recipe to add to your holiday menu or Sunday rotation? Look no further! This Lemon Thyme Chicken with Desert Lime Stuffing adds a new flavour to your roast chicken. Try it over the holidays or for your next family feast! Serve …

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Summer recipe: Roast chicken in marinade

by Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, mum and author of Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Looking for a summer-perfect recipe that will delight the entire fam bam? Then look no further than this Roast chicken in marinade recipe that is gluten and nut-free. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: One hour …

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Healthy Halloween treats: Quinoa & beef stuffed capsicum

Want a healthy – but still fun – treat to serve up for your little ones this Halloween? Look no further than these Quinoa & beef stuffed capsicums. by Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, mum and author of Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins …

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Halloween marble cake with banana ghosts

Looking for a delicious sweet treat to make for Halloween? Well, the kiddies will love this marble cake. Not only is it healthy but the decorations look out of this world and are pretty easy to do. There are also tips on how to make the cake gluten and dairy free. …

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How to make Stacy Brewer’s Coconut cake at home

Renowned for her work at award-winning cafes such as The Grounds of Alexandria, Andy Bowdy Pastry and Chester Street, Stacy Brewer is the force behind some of the most delicious – and beautiful cakes – we’ve ever seen. And despite what you might think, mama, you too can whip these …

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Soul food: Lamb kofta recipe

by Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, mum and author of Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook This gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free lamb kofta recipe is perfect for children as the koftas are high in zinc, protein and iron. Combining the lamb mince with the naturally sweet flavours of dates and carrots make …

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Soul food: Vegan banana hazelnut pancakes

For a truly healthy and nourishing take on a family breakfast fave, you will quickly become obsessed with this delicious vegan banana hazelnut pancake recipe by Courtenay Perks from Whole Vegan Pantry. Not only is it vegan and gluten-free, there are no added refined sugars and it’s loaded with healthy goodies. …

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Soul food: Supercharged bolognaise

by Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, mum and author of Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Even the fussiest of eaters won’t be able to detect the veggies in this supercharged bolognaise dish. It can be pureed into a smooth consistency for babies and picky eaters. It’s dairy free, nut free, …