Snacks

Delicious healthy snacks for the whole family. Our snacks are mostly gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

Berry delight energy balls

Berry delight energy balls

When Soaring Free Superfoods brought out a new berry flavoured superfood mix we couldn’t wait to start experimenting.  I am in snack mode since the school holidays are coming to an end so I whipped up these yummy berry energy balls.  It’s pretty, it’s pink, […]

Low carb crackers

Low carb crackers

These low carb crackers are quick and easy to make, extremely versatile and perfect for snack platters.

Banana nut ice cream – dairy and refined sugar free

Banana nut ice cream – dairy and refined sugar free

You only need 3 minutes and 3 ingredients to make this delicious and creamy ice cream.  It’s smooth, rich and super filling so a little goes a long way.  Serve with some chopped nuts and a date paste for something truly special.

Cheese scones – gluten, wheat and refined sugar free

Cheese scones – gluten, wheat and refined sugar free

As a rule we exclude dairy from our diet.  But every now and then, I would surprise my daughter with something cheesy.  These cheese scones are made with cheddar and are deliciously cheesy.  You might not know this but cheese is surprisingly low in lactose. […]

Nutty vanilla cinnamon smoothy – dairy and refined sugar free

Nutty vanilla cinnamon smoothy – dairy and refined sugar free

One of my all time favourite smoothies is The Gem from Kauai.  It’s a yogurt, banana, nut and honey delight.  We’ve tried to re-create the gem without using dairy or refined sugar and by adding some good for you superfood.  The result is pretty good […]

Healthy tomato sauce – refined sugar free

Healthy tomato sauce – refined sugar free

Tomato sauce is such a staple in most households.  Conventional store bought tomato sauce contains a little bit of tomato and a lot of cane sugar, preservatives and other artificial ingredients.  Our healthy tomato sauce is wholesome and delicious with no added refined sugar or […]

Chorizo baby marrow fritters – grain free

Chorizo baby marrow fritters – grain free

These savoury chorizo baby marrow fritters are easy to make and packed with veggies.  They are delicious served as a side dish and perfect for lunch boxes or road trips.  The whole family will love these.

Carrot cake muffins – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Carrot cake muffins – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

I love carrot cake and have been trying to create a paleo (gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free) carrot cake muffin for a while now.  This was my 4th attempt and I can truly say that they finally came out beautiful, moist and delicious.

Sweet potato blinis – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Sweet potato blinis – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Blinis are yeasted pancakes, traditionally from Russia, and made from buckwheat flour and served with caviar.  Blinis are the perfect canapés and are these days topped with almost anything.  From smoked salmon or trout to pesto, beetroot or even roasted figs with walnuts and cream […]

Paleo chicken nuggets – gluten, wheat and dairy free

Paleo chicken nuggets – gluten, wheat and dairy free

Most kids love chicken nuggets.  Conventional shop bought chicken nuggets are not exactly healthy and are loaded with grains, vegetable oils, stabilisers, preservatives and all sorts of foreign ingredients.  Well, chicken nuggets can be healthy.  All you need is good quality ingredients and a bit […]

Paleo banana bread – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Paleo banana bread – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

I’ve been wanting to post a banana bread recipe on my blog for a while now.  There are so many recipes on the internet but this one is pretty special.  It’s perfectly sweet, moist and crunchy and quick and easy to make.  The whole family […]

Hot chocolate – dairy and refined sugar free

Hot chocolate – dairy and refined sugar free

Nothing is quite as comforting as a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day.  A typical hot chocolate is made with some sort of cocoa mix, normally with added sugar, and milk.  If you have lactose sensitivities or if you exclude dairy and […]

Berrylicious smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Berrylicious smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Let’s be honest, it’s winter in South Africa and smoothies are probably not on everyone’s breakfast wish list at the moment. Up in Gauteng we are blessed with beautiful sunny winter days.  So why not pack a refreshing smoothie in your kids lunch box or […]

Grain free baked “granola” bars – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Grain free baked “granola” bars – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

We’ve previously posted a recipe for no-bake “granola” bars.  These bars are by far the most popular recipe on the blog.   The no-bake nut bars are super delicious and the perfect snack on the go, but they are not stable at room temperature and […]

Beetroot chocolate brownies – wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free

Beetroot chocolate brownies – wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free

These beetroot brownies aka red velvet brownies are pretty as a picture and super yummy.  They are wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and will satisfy any sweet tooth.  Serve them as they are for a rustic dessert or with a choc nut crumble […]

Kai’s eggless tuna cakes – gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free

Kai’s eggless tuna cakes – gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free

A friend on mine’s 1 year old son has food sensitivities.  Little Kai can’t have dairy, eggs, wheat, potatoes or nuts and mom is running out of ideas on what to cook for the family.  These tuna patties are quick and easy to make and […]

Red velvet superfood smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Red velvet superfood smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

This red velvet smoothie is as pretty as a picture and loaded with superfoods.  It’s made with almond milk and contains blueberries, nut butter, beetroot powder and cacao superfood blend.  This is my go to breakfast or lunch on the run. Blueberries are sweet, nutritious […]

Golden mocha latte – dairy, refined sugar and caffeine free

Golden mocha latte – dairy, refined sugar and caffeine free

Sometimes we all need a nice warm and creamy drink to comfort the soul.  Our golden mocha latte does just that.  It’s not only warm and comforting but loaded with healthy fats and other superfoods.  We love having the golden mocha latte for breakfast on […]