Howdy, I’m Stace. I’m a real food mumma that is all about cooking healthy, delicious food the babes will eat, and you’ll love too. If you’re looking for a specific recipe or you’re catering to an allergy, just click on the ‘Find A Recipe’ buttons you need on the left so you can skip over there faster.
A few weeks back I went to a ‘degustation’ meal held by Weight Watchers. Stay with me here...I was sceptical because I am really against demonising foods, counting calories and eating ‘low fat’ foods, everything I thought them to be about. But I was surprised with this ‘No Count Option’ approach which can be good for overall health and losing weight because it doesn’t involve counting, measuring or weighing foods. It’s just about eating real food. Here's the thing, I put food on the table by being a one-on-one Health Coach for mummas, for me that personal way of learning is best, but I would be silly to think that my coaching is the only way every mumma can improve their health and lose a few kilos, it’s just not. Some people really benefit from group programs, and I say props to Weight Watchers for creating that and having a real, yummy and nutritious foods list that doesn't restrict you to ‘how many’ mouthfuls you can consume and uses real food to fuel the body. So I thought I’d whip up a yummy, wholesome family dessert using foods on their healthy food list; a delicious apple crumble with hidden veg. Note: This is a sponsored post for Weight Watchers 'No Count' option, you can check out more details on the plan here.
I'm gearing up for another round of my 4-week Meal Plan and this time I'm going to concentrate on really easy slow cooker meals and one-pan dishes you can pop in the oven and walk away. This super simple slow cooker chicken satay is just that. For me, slow cookers are my ticket to keeping organised and healthy in winter. This satay is packed full of veg and is so simple to make, you don't even have to cut the chicken. Give it a go and be sure to come over and join to the 4-week Meal Plan, we start really soon.
Kiwi and lime is a match made in heaven. I first tasted it together in a gummies recipe and was happy that the babes adored it too. So when the guys at SodaStream asked me to write them a recipe for the #sodastreamcreations campaign, I thought this sweet and sour combination was perfect. A little fizzy water, kiwi and lime, that's it. Give them a go, they're so refreshing.
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.
My little guy is off eggs, dairy and gluten whilst I help treat him naturally for eczema.. These dietary changes I've done have been working a treat and wherever I can (even over Christmas), I try and cook around them. But I didn't want him missing out on a yummy edible, cookie Christmas wreath. So I used this egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free cookie recipe from Mummy Made.It and added some of my own gingerbread spices. I often make this recipe in to small tiny teddies for the babes’ lunchboxes – they store a dream in the freezer. After adding some gingerbread spices, I cut them in to big gingerbread men and then made them in to this edible cookie Christmas wreath. It may look a little tricky, but trust me, it's really-really easy! The secret is in the overlapping the alternate arms and legs of the cookies and letting them bake so they're really-really crunchy. Be sure to check out the video recipe of how I make the Christmas cookie wreath so you can make one like a pro too.
I’m all about one-tray breakfasts so much so I dedicated a whole chapter to them in my ' Stace's Quick & Healthy Breakfasts' recipe eBook.. See, I don’t mind spending a little time to get brekkie ready if I can walk away, change nappies, put a load of washing on and come back to a cooked breakfast. This veggie sweet potato hash brown fits the brief perfectly. And it’s extra easy if you grate the veg the night before. And if you're wanting things even quicker in the morning, grate the veg the night before. I do and have the babes lay it flat on the oven tray in the morning. My two always have seconds of this one, they LOVE it.
Made in minutes, devoured in seconds and freezing them is a dream. These have to be the ultimate healthy biscuits. I make a double batch for my little man that eats an egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free diet.
I'm all for a soup recipe that is hardy enough to keep hubby happy and sweet enough to get the kids to gobble it down. This roasted carrot vegetable soup is just that. Go ahead and make your bone broth like I do here in my slow cooker, and roast the carrots the night before when the oven is on. Then it becomes the simplest and TASTIEST week night soup there is.
This is a favourite recipe from my latest eBook ' Stace's Quick & Healthy Breakfasts' recipe eBook. It's one of those quick ones you can whip up in 5 minutes, pop in the oven and come back to a made in bulk delight that you can munch on for 2-3 days. I'll often make a double batch and freeze them for those crazy busy mornings. Truth is they're great straight from the freezer.
These Paleo Chicken Strips are gluten-free, egg-free, wheat-free and grain-free so they're perfectly Paleo in-fact. I adore making these allergy-friendly paleo chicken strips in bulk and popping them in the freezer for busy nights and the kids lunchboxes I've almost forgotten about. If you love these, check out my other lunchbox recipes in my 'A Healthy Lunchbox' eBook . I have oodles of quick to make, freezer friendly recipes in their.
This wholefoods Peanut Butter and Banana Porridge Bake is one of the most popular recipe from my' Stace's Quick & Healthy Breakfasts' recipe eBook. I love to make a big batch the night before so I can just lightly heat it on busy weekday mornings. On weekends, I’ll make everything up and pop it in the fridge overnight ready to bake in the morning so we can enjoy it nice and warm. We love eating it cold the next day, the babes call it 'brekkie cake'. It even freezes a dream, just chop it in to portions for busy mornings.
I LOVE this Healthy Fish Pie Recipe. Truth is, I'm a huge fan of fish pie and so are my babes, but I rarely make them because I don't have the will to make a cheese sauce from scratch or thaw pastry for the top. This healthy fish pie is perfect take on a traditional pie, only better. It's ideal for Easter entertaining as it's quick to make, especially if you use your food processor and use the grater function! Huzzah! It freezes well too; I often make 2 or 3 at a time so I can use them on a busy night. If you're looking for a little more Easter inspiration, check out these recipes.
I love these because not only are they super awesome for breakfast, they are just as great added to the kids’ lunchboxes (keep them cold) or frozen to use on a busy morning. The recipe makes 20 bars so you’ll have lots of leftovers. If you’re not an apricot lover, feel free to either leave them out or replace with a different. Catering for an allergy: Dairy free: Switch the butter for coconut or macadamia oil Fructose free: Leave off the apricots and use only rice malt syrup in the bars Wheat free: Use quinoa or rice flakes instead Nut free: Make the recipe as is. If nuts aren’t an issue feel free to sub the mixed seeds for your favourite nut and the tahini for a nut butter. If you're looking for more breakfast inspo be sure to grab a copy of my popular ' Stace's Quick & Healthy Breakfasts' recipe eBook..
I have all my private health and nutrition coaching clients . make these in prep for their first session. Because these babies show JUST how quick and easy cooking wholefoods can be. Feel free to alter the quantities to suit the hungry mouthes you have to feed. Just keep the ratio of 1 banana to 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in your mind and you'll be set. If you're looking for more breakfast inspo, be sure to sign-up to my Stacey Clare's 21-Day Wholefoods Breakfast Challenge.It's FREE baby!!!
This healthy frozen berry oat slice is a winner. It was the first thing that went at the babes birthday and I had messages all week from friends asking for the recipe. It’s egg free and the best bit is you can tweak the ingredients to make it dairy and/or gluten free if you need. You could sub the flour for a mix of rice and buckwheat flours, change the oats to quinoa flakes and you could even sub the butter for coconut oil. I love making it with my babes and adapting whatever frozen berries I have on hand to mix up the flavour. It’s equally as good with fresh stone fruit and thinly sliced apples. If you're looking for lunchbox inspiration be sure to subscribe to my newsletter here so I can send you on a ' free lunchbox eBook' recipe cookbook.
Pull those slow cookers out, these amazing machines are not just for winter. They're extra amazing in summer because it means you don't have to be in the kitchen while something yummy is cooking. I love using my slow cooker to make a big chunk of meat, it always tastes better and will last for days. This pork takes just 80 minutes using the Philips All-In-One, pressure cooker function, or 9 hours if you'd like to use the slow cooker option. Check out a bunch more slow cooker recipes that are - YUMMY for summer here.
I'm a sucka for a good potato bake with the cream, cheese and all the yummy stuff. But, I had none of that on hand the day I wrote this recipe so I used what was in the fridge and boy am I glad I did. You know what, this 'healthier' version of the worlds best potato bake recipe is really-really awesome. Looks so beautiful too huh? x
I'm a huge fan of eating in season fruit, and this baked apples recipe combines that love with the ease of the Philips All-In-One, it's a slow cooker & pressure cooker in the one unit. This recipe is fantastic for weeknights, dinner parties or even making for a weekend breakfast. It will take just 12 minutes using the pressure cooker setting, or 7 hours using the slow cooker setting. If you love fruit made in the slow cooker, check out my yummy peach crumble recipe here and try making it with any in season stone fruit.
Typically slow cookers are used for main meals, but I say make dessert the show stopper and use your slow cooker to get you there. I often make this peach crumble during the day for that nights dessert or even overnight for breakfast the next morning. The beauty is if you use the Philips All-In-One, because you can cook it on the pressure cooking setting for 14 minutes or use the slow cooker function at it's perfectly done in 6 hours. If you want to try another great fruit recipe using your pressure or slow cooker, try the whole baked apples recipe here, it's really yummy.
Making your hummus from scratch is a much cheaper and healthier option than buy the store bought stuff. Recently I was trying to buy some hummus from Woolworths and couldn't find any variety without preservatives in them. A few even had eggs in the ingredients list. Eggs?!? Pull out your slow cooker and make this pumpkin hummus. The babes will love it and you'll be adding it to salads and main meals too. It takes just 6 hours in the Philips All-In-One, slow cooker or 35 minutes using the pressure cooker.
I love making homemade muesli bars in the slow cooker, they're quick and easy and by making them myself I save me money too. I used the Philips All-In-One,to make these bars. It's just 4 hours in the slow cooker or 50 minutes using the pressure cooker setting. If you're looking for some more quick breakfast recipes, be sure to grab a copy of my popular ' Stace's Quick & Healthy Breakfasts' recipe eBook. There's a bunch more slow cooker recipes in their. These slow cooker muesli bars also store great in the fridge or cupboard for a few weeks and I especially love making a batch for the freezer, you'll get a few months out of them in their. If you have any issues with them crisping up too quick in your slow cooker, line the slow cooker insert with a tea towel first.
Kale chips can be tricky and heck let’s be honest here, awful to eat if you don’t get it right! Burnt, tasteless and cardboard are lines I've heard from my health coaching clients until they got the technique just right. Well, after months and months of trying, I’ve finely got a great recipe that might get your babe enjoying “cheesy chips”. This is my 'how to make perfect kale chips' recipe so that the babes will start eating them and you'll have a great afternoon snack. They're great for the lunchbox and be sure to check out a bunch more lunchbox recipes in my 'A Healthy Lunchbox' eBook .
This is a great recipe for lunch boxes. It’s grain free and contains no nuts. I started making this bread a few months ago when little P wanted a sandwich for preschool but being on the GAPS protocol, the only paleo style breads around contain tapioca which is a starch thats not GAPS friendly and/or full of nuts thats not school lunch box friendly. Using seeds as the flour is a fun way to make a dense, nutty tasting bread. I slice it thinly and the kids love it. It really does taste delicious as a sandwich or toast. We are bit obsessed with this bread so enjoy. It’s a family favourite.
This is my favourite recipe from the lovely Georgia at Well Nourished. I've made in many-many times. It's REALLY delicious. It is so quick to prepare. Eat it hot from the oven or allow it to cool and cut it into portions and freeze for an instant, ready-to-go breakfast.
This recipe for a healthy raw salted caramel slice was originally written and published on the beautiful website The Grace Tales. Do pop across and have a look at all the recipes I created for them, they are all delicious and very easy to make.
Grab your slow cooker and make this delicious apple pie rice pudding. Pop everything in as you go to bed, turn it on and in the morning you'll have this delcious wholefoods breakfast. This slow cooker apple pie rice pudding recipe is a winner, so much so that you might even want to top it with a little yoghurt and eat it for dessert! If you're looking for some more breakfast ideas grab a copy of my popular ' Stace's Quick & Healthy Breakfasts' recipe eBook. today.
This is a sponsored post. The team at Sweet William sent me on a bunch of their sugar and dairy-free dark chocolate to have a play with in the kitchen. Their chocolate tastes great on its own but I especially love it in my latest creation, Chocolate Crackle Slice. I needed just one small 50g bar of Sweet William dark chocolate to make the whole slice! It’s so quick and easy to make and is perfect for the babe’s lunchbox (and your own).
The idea to make these little gingerbread men came to me when I was rolling the mixture in to the standard 'bliss balls'. I thought, why not get the babe involved and I'll flatten these out so that he can use a cookie cutter to make his own! Have fun with these, choose whichever shape you like and be sure to make a double batch, the 'nutella' taste will have you hooked.
Is there any better way to start your day then with a delicious breakfast? I love making these baked avocado eggs, they're a synch to put in the oven and are ready in the time it takes for a quick nappie change and the packing of a school bag. The whole family eating the same meal, all the time - now that's how things should be.
Add texture and protein to your snacks and breakfasts with this healthy, gluten-free muesli crunch. It's made in minutes and stores a dream.
This recipe was written for the great team at Bakers Delight. Save time and calories by swapping pastry for Bakers Delight bread in these delicious little quiches. They’re perfect for the kids’ lunchboxes too.
There’s no need to miss out on your favourite treats this Christmas – just give them a healthy makeover. Try this Marshmallow Rocky Road from the über talented Mummy Made It. It’s a healthy alternative that is perfect for gifting to friends and family.
These are my always delicious Pecan and Maple Shortbread cookies, with a chocolate and hazelnut twist. Think Nutella, only healthy and a heck of a lot of fun to make with the kids.
A healthy take on traditional Christmas puddings that not only taste great but are super fun for kids of all ages to make. Perfect for gifts or even packing in the lunchbox for school as these little beauties are nut-free too!
Sandwiches are an easy lunch option but will often leave you feeling tired after consuming so much refined wheat. Try this alternative. It's just as quick to make and your energy levels will thank you for it.
This sweet omelette will see you start your day right. It's a quick breakfast, packed with protein, good fats and seasonal fruit. The whole family will love it.
This kid-friendly meatball recipe is great made in bulk and then stored in the freezer for warming the morning of school. Grab yourself a thermos and pop them in warm - the kids will really enjoy a warm, healthy meatball on a cold school day.
Chips can be a staple in a kid's lunch box but the over-processed potato variety aren't ideal. Try making these healthy beetroot chips instead - they're made in minutes and store well.
All too often, store-bought bliss balls or apricot bites are full of preservatives and refined sugar. Not my healthy version however. They're quick to make and store great in the fridge or freezer. If you love these, check out my other lunchbox recipes in my 'A Healthy Lunchbox' eBook .
3 ingredients and made in less than a minute. It's brilliant for small babes that are just starting solids, for your own breakfast or even a dinner party dessert.
Who would have thought? This bad boy includes 1 banana and 3 zucchinis. Take advantage of the spring prices and enjoy this one for dessert with yoghurt or simply put it in the kids’ lunch boxes for a healthy treat.
Looking for a healthy muesli bar recipe without nuts for the school lunchbox? This is the recipe for you - it's packed full of delicious ingredients and the best part, you can play around with what you add. Just keep the dates and coconut oil quantities the same. If you love these, check out my other lunchbox recipes in my 'A Healthy Lunchbox' eBook .
Kids come home hungry from school and this snack is a great alternative to sugary baked goods. Play around with the ingredients you use to make the wedges. Here I've used potatoes but these are lovely made with sweet potato and carrots too.
This recipe will have you making sushi in minutes. Best of all, it stores and transports really well, making it a great addition to kids' lunch boxes and a great share plate at a picnic.
Buying almond milk can be expensive and what's worse, you don't get the benefit of having leftover almond pulp to make other tasty treats at the end. Make your own at home with my quick, easy to follow recipe.
This dairy-free pumpkin soup recipe is perfect for those with fussy kids. My babes adore this family dinner and I like making it because I can put lots of bone broth in.
A low-fructose fruit option that is perfect for topping muffins, oats and yoghurt. A pot of this in the fridge is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family, for days to come.
My take on a lamb shank pie that simmers away during the day and is finished off quickly with pastry at the end. Cook it in your slow cooker or oven, both will be delicious.
A healthy, gluten-free risotto in 15 minutes? Bring it on. This recipe is that and much, much more.
A homemade muesli that is quick to make, stores well and is low in sugar. The whole family will love this one.
A homemade version of the traditional satay sauce minus the lashings of sugar and refined soy.
The perfect afternoon treat for kids of all ages.
These quick to make macaroons are free of refined sugar, gluten and dairy free.
These healthy chocolate crackles will be loved by kids not just at Easter but anytime.
A lunchbox favourite thats made in minutes. You'll never look at leftover rice the same!
A healthy twist on a pasta favourite. This gem is dairy and gluten-free, using zucchini instead of wheat-based pasta.
Looks like chocolate and tastes like coconut chocolate but is mind-blowingly better for you.
My lemon and lime bunny tail recipe is cute, yummy and healthy. They're a fun take on the traditional bliss balls the kids can make with you and gift for easter presents/