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Pancakes… Gluten Free and Dairy Free!

Three Ingredient pancakes!

I promised that I would post the recipe for our go to quick healthy breakfast pancakes, so here it is:

Ingredients:

1 very ripe banana

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method:
  1. Mash banana in a bowl to as fine a consistency as you can.
  2. Crack two eggs into the same bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.
  3. Add cinnamon and mix again.
  4. Heat a little of your chosen oil (I use coconut oil) in a good non-stick frying pan on high.
  5. Once hot use a ladle to add half the mixture to the pan into three separate pancakes and leave for about 3 minutes. Don’t be tempted to touch too early as some people have had problems with them breaking up.
  6. Check that these pancakes have cooked on the underside by gently lifting with a spatula to look underneath, where they should be firm and have turned a golden brown. If you’re happy then turn over to cook for the same time on the other side.
  7. Start again from number 5 and make the next three pancakes so you’ve got 6 in total from your one banana and two eggs. Genius!
  8. Serve with your choice of toppings. Our favourite is greek yoghurt, fruit and honey!

Try something different…

For a super sweet fix, instead of the cinnamon I sometimes add cacao powder to make chocolate pancakes (still dairy free!) and serve with Sweet Freedom Choc Shots or Fruit Syrup.

We’ve been making these for years now and my 5 year old Daughter prefers them over any other American style pancakes. Plus they’re so quick and easy to make that we manage them a couple of times a week even on a school day, so a great way to keep the little people happy and well fed!

I’d love to know if you try making them, so please send me over any comments or pics of you and yours tucking into them and if you’re happy for me to I’ll share some of the best images on my Facebook page and other social media accounts!

wasting food

5 Ways To Stop Wasting Food: Essential Meal Planning

In my previous post I talked about those times we pop into a shop and come out with a basket full of stuff when all we needed was one thing. Well that kind of behaviour is one of the many reasons we end up wasting food and ALOT of it! So this post, as promised, is to offer advice about how we pull our horns in and stop chucking stuff into landfill like it’s going out of fashion, or should I say date!

Did you know?

If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind the U.S. and China. How crazy is that! No blaming anyone else now guys, it’s time to check your bins and make a change!

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Grocery shopping

Grocery shopping and the dangers of convenience stores!

So many things to buy!

I wonder how many of us have had that conversation with the checkout staff when grocery shopping that goes something like… ‘I only came in for a loaf of bread!’ yet you’ve managed to fill a basket, at the very least?!

I’m pretty confident that it would be most of us. I for one have done it soooo many times, although these days I’m thrilled to say that I’m far less negligent when it comes to buying groceries and am confident that I’ve more or less mastered how to avoid lining the pockets of these massive organisations, because let’s face it they’re rich enough!

If we want to watch the pennies then popping into a supermarket, or even the local shop, can be a seriously dangerous overspending trap. Unless of course you’re insanely disciplined, but I bet not many of you can admit to walking past the chocolate promotions when just popping in for some washing powder. I mean four Snickers bars for £1 is too much of a bargain to turn down, isn’t it?!

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Bad days and glad days. Day 2…

Oh dear, I really shouldn’t have left it a week before writing about Day 2, the glad days! Baby brain is in full swing and for about five minutes I’ve been clawing through my memory to try and recall what happened on the ‘glad day’. Ahhh that’s it, I didn’t have a breakdown, actually I didn’t even cry and it’s possible that I might have laughed… a few times perhaps!

Day 2:

Possibly brought on by the previous days stresses I woke up with a headache and it escalated by the time I got back from the school run into what felt like the onset of a migraine. I decided to embrace the fact that I might actually have to put my feet up for a change, made a drink and cosied up on the sofa with the boy. This is a very rare sight in our house as usually I don’t even enter the lounge during the day until my Daughter get’s home from school. I fed the little one and it wasn’t long before he was asleep so I thought I’d try popping him upstairs in his cot so that I could really relax and try to shift this feeling of nausea and like someone was working their way through my skull with an axe! After I’d wobbled up the stairs I successfully put him to bed and managed to walk out without him waking up. He stayed asleep there for… wait for it! Two hours! This is a first people! Usually, if I’m lucky enough for him to take a nap it will be whilst we’re driving somewhere (which doesn’t count for me!) or if at home it will be between 5 minutes and half an hour. Two hours was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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Motherhood. Bad days and glad days! Day 1.

This right here is an honesty post for parents who are or have been the main carers for a child, especially through the baby stages. I’m not going to gloss over the bad days of motherhood with rose tinted glasses and pretend that life with your new bundle of joy is all giggles and kisses. We all know too well this isn’t the case and trust me when I tell you that I’ve got no room for bullshit in my account of this journey today. Can you tell it’s been a rollercoaster kind of week for me already!

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