Did you know you can make lollies from gelatin powder? Seriously!
For me it was a completely new word before I started healing my youngest babe’s gut to help stop his eczema. I had no idea where to buy it or what I could put it in to have some hope of him eating it.
My babes love making these gut healing Orange & Kombucha Gelatin Gummies. The sweetness of orange juice and the fizz of the Kombucha is such a winner. They're a cinch to make, the fruit variations endless and boy-oh-boy will their bellies love you for making them. Take a read here of why gelatin is so great and check out the pics of us whipping them up, they really are SO EASY. If you'd like to try some more flavours, check out my lunchbox eBook, I have a lovely berry on in there.
Here’s a little insight into my 20s… I was a vegan. Yep, full-fledged – no leather shoes, no salmon-munching, 100% vegan. I was that way for just over two years and although I felt perfect for 60% of it, after time my health started to deteriorate and I came back to having meat in my diet. But, I still crave veggies A LOT. I put them on my brekkie plate, I munch on them for snacks and dinner is packed with them.
You’ll know by now I am not one to sugar coat how easy it is to get my babes to eat their meals. Most days are good, a few aren’t, but boy-oh-boy are things so much better. SO-MUCH-BETTER!
A little honesty here. I was that mumma that would rarely think about dinner before 5pm. I’d either madly dash to the supermarket with two cranky toddlers (we all know how that one ends), or better still, we’d go out for dinner.
Now I’m lucky, I live in inner-west of Sydney so I have some great restaurants at the end of my street. It sounds magical, but it’s dangerous. Just as dangerous as having an app, a phone or a takeaway menu within reach. It’s an easy money-guzzling trap to fall into, and for me, that easy route was something I did at least 2 nights a week for a LONG TIME.
As a health and nutrition coach for mummas, there’s a little question I get asked more than anything else… “But how do you actually do it? Like, get dinner on the table every night, that the kids will eat?”
Sure, we’ve got a tonne of recipes, often sitting in pretty cookbooks on our shelves, but it’s making those recipes happen that is the clincher.