Bouncing Around Easter!!
Bouncing Around Easter!!
Well we’ve had a very busy time of it! Our Alfie turned three a couple of weeks ago…
Can you believe it?! We remember when I first had him, all my pals told us how fast they grow- they weren’t kidding. Where’s our baby gone?!
We took Alfie to his favourite trampoline park- Flip Out, in Manchester. It’s such a fun day out- so much to do there, and you’re keeping active as a family- trust me, that place is a good work out!
https://www.flipout.co.uk/locations/manchester/ for more info .
We don’t know about you but we always get slightly nervous about the food/party bags at children’s parties. Normally packed with high fat, high sugar food. It’s hard to be that Mum that constantly says ‘no’ to Alfie having stodgy food… don’t get me wrong, we all enjoy a bit of cake now and again, but this is something we have to stand firm on . Naturally this influenced our decision to do request a healthier choices style of buffet at Flip Out, as opposed to burgers and chips. We had chicken and veg kebabs, falafel wraps, veggie rice, fruit kebabs and much more. We were super impressed…
We prepared our own healthy snacks for the party bags too – cacao cookies and cacao bombs!
The kids loved them, we saved money and most of the parents gained a fast, easy recipe to repeat at home. Winner!
Why not give this recipe a try? It’s so simple and at least you’ll know it’s full of natural ingredients , they’re great as a little snack to keep in your handbag/Baby changer bag too!
Raw Cacao Bombs:
Pitfield Power Bombs!
12 Medjool dates
1 cup toasted chopped nuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut, plus 1/3 cup extra for rolling
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 tablespoon Maca powder (optional
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Place dates in a bowl of water for a few minutes , making it easier to remove stone.
Put the dates, almond meal, maca powder, shredded coconut, coconut oil, chopped nuts, coconut cream, cacao powder and chia seeds in a food processor until mixture comes together. Place into bowl and stand for 20 minutes (this will give time for his seeds to soften and swell slightly)
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls and roll in the remaining shredded coconut. Store in the fridge! Also REALLY nice dipped in Greek yogurt! #healthysnack #familymeals #easy #paleo
Here’s a thought…
Instead of Easter Eggs this year why not ask the kids if they would like to chose a day out somewhere? Or when you do an Easter egg hunt aim to chose healthier treats? Last year we made healthy cupcakes, cocoa bombs, cherry biscuits and paleo scones
They went down a storm and the kids loved the variation. We also nipped to the pound shop and bought things I know will keep them active in the garden! Skipping ropes, mini bowling, hoola hoops etc! All these things are low budget and a much better options for your kids than them sitting in front of the TV with an expensive, gigantic Easter eggs.
We LOVE to cook lamb at easter! We e come up with the perfect recipe for you and your family this year. It’s super tasty! Please send us your pics and let us know how you got on!
Lush Lamb Leg
4-5lb leg of lamb, bone-in
2 heads of garlic, 1/4 inch of top end removed to show the individual cloves
2 sweet potatoes, diced
2 apples, cored and diced
1 large red onion, roughly chopped
5-6 tablespoons French mustard
1 cup of Rice flour
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
3 Garlic Cloves
salt and pepper, to taste
Extra olive oil for veg
Preheat an oven to 200. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the lamb and it and set aside for 30 minutes or so to come to room temperature.
In a bowl, stir together the rice flour all your chopped herbs , chopped garlic cloves, olive oil and salt and pepper.Coat the lamb on all sides with the French mustardUsing a brush spread the herb mixture on the underside of the lamb. Place the lamb on a rack in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Paste the remaining herb mixture on the top and sides of the lamb.Place pan in the oven to roast for 30 minutes. Then, reduce the oven temperature to 180 , add your veg to the roasting pan around the lamb, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper, and continue roasting until cooked to taste… we like ours medium-rare, so approx 1.25 to 1.5 hours.After the lamb is done cooking, place on cutting board and cover loosely and let it rest for 20 minutes.Carve and eat!
As you may have seen on our Instagram feed, we have a competition!! We want your best vegan recipe. Rules are as follows:
* It must be healthy
* look good
* Be done at low cost
Simples! You can send entries via our website/Insta/Twitter! Winners will receive passes to the following
* The Om Yoga Show
* Vegan Life Live
* Mind Soul Experience
These take place at Event City in Manchester April 20th-22nd!!! Good luck Guys!!