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Healthy Lunch Box Recipe Ideas

Packing a healthy lunch box for your children is a daily challenge for parents. It’s so hard to know how to pack healthy kids’ lunch bags. Kids are hungry at lunchtime, so they need a packed lunch that satisfies their appetite and gives them plenty of healthy food, including lots of the all important fresh fruit and vegetables. Trouble is, that it can be a bit of a challenge to keep coming up with healthy lunch box ideas. What to include? As well as providing stuff that’s healthy, parents are also trying to find food that’s a bit more interesting than the predictable cheese or ham sandwich with an apple.

Frittata

A frittata is a baked omelette.

Ingredients:

8 large eggs

150ml (5fl oz) single cream or any nut milk

50g (1¾ oz) Cheddar cheese, grated

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 cup grated courgette or carrot

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/350°F/Gas 4). In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream; add cheese, herbs and salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a 23cm (9in) oven-safe, non-stick omelette pan over a medium heat until hot. Pour in the egg mixture and shake the pan a little to spread the ingredients evenly.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the omelette is just set in the centre.

Hold a warmed plate upside-down over the pan and turn the two over together so that the omelette inverts on to the plate. Serve hot or warm.

Avocado Hedgehog

lunch box chlorella

Instructions:

1 avocado

Sunflower seed

Raisins

Ingredients:

Cut avocado in half. Spoon it out and lay flat.

Press sunflower seeds into avocado so they will look like spikes

Use two raisin for eyes and one for hedgehog nose

Alfa Alfa Sprout & Avocado Wrap

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 Ingredients

1/8 cup alfa alfa sprouts

1 boiled egg

Half of avocado

1 tsp linseed

1 tbs hummus

Wholegrain wrap (wholewheat, rye or spelt)

Instructions:

 Cut egg and avocado into small pieces.

Add linseed, hummus and alfa alfa sprouts and mix.

Put the mixture in the middle of the wrap and roll.

 

 

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Sun Chlorella – White Raw Chocolate Recipe

This raw chocolate version is still dairy free, gluten free and guilt free and although may taste a little different to commercially produced white chocolate, still tastes pretty divine and is a great alternative.

Ingredients:
•5 Sun Chlorella tablets or 1 Sun Chlorella granules
•50g Organic Raw Cacao Butter
•50g Ground cashew nuts (easily blitzed in a food processor)
•2tsp Lucuma Powder
•2 tsp poppy seeds
•1tsp Vanila Bean Extract
•2-3tbsp Agave Syrup
•Mini baking cups/petit four cases or silicone ice cube tray/mouldMethod:
First melt the cacao butter. I grate the cacao butter first so it melts quicker. Place in a bowl and then put this bowl into a larger bowl of hot water which heats the butters gently and you won’t end up cooking them! You can also get double boilers (bain marie or porringers) which does the same job but on the stove.

When the butter has completely liquefied (you might need to add more hot water), add all dry ingredients. I shake the powder through a sieve to stop lumps. Next add the agave syrup or honey; slowly pour it in while stirring. Now pour the liquid chocolate into the moulds, sprinkle Sun Chlorella Granules or use tablets instead and put in the fridge to set.

Enjoy!!!

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Banana Ice Creams Recipes

Banana Ice Creams

That mystery ingredient, of course, is banana! The smidgen of fat in bananas makes a magic trick when they are frozen and blended up. They turn creamy instead of crumbly, with a smooth texture any home ice cream chef would love to have in their frozen treats.

You can make it many different ways, experimenting with adding coconut milk, nut butters, avocado, chocolate powder, etc…

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Peanut Butter & Honey Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid

3 tablespoons peanut butter

2 teaspoons honey

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in peanut butter and honey, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Dark Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in cocoa powder, coconut oil, and vanilla. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Cinnamon Dulce Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid

3 tablespoons coconut (rice) milk

1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground cinnamon

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in coconut milk and cinnamon. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Strawberries & Cream Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid

1/3 cup roughly chopped frozen strawberries

2 tablespoons coconut oil

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in strawberries and coconut oil until smooth, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

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