I have to admit Gracie’s breakfast’s of late have been a tad on the repetitive side. Mainly because we’re always in such a rush to get out of the house in the morning and Miss Gracie is not always such a willing participant #toddlerlife.
Whenever we are over my Mum’s house Grace always wants to try my mum’s granola but it has various nuts in it if that she can’t have, so we always end up picking out the bits she can have, which is slightly painful!
I had completely forgotten about Spelt Flakes until someone mentioned them to me the other day so I went out to get some to try and put my own version of a granola together, one that was tailored to Gracie’s food intolerances and that she could enjoy as well without us having to pick bits out!
Spelt does contain gluten, Gracie just seems to be able to tolerate it and it didn’t come up with a reading on her food intolerance results. Spelt is an ancient grain and is highly nutritious, it’s high in fibre and protein and some people find it easier to digest.
These simple buckwheat crepes offer a wonderfully nutty flavour which goes great with sweet or savoury ingredients. Easy to prepare and quick to cook!
They can be paired really well with poached apples or pears, berry compote or just baked egg, the recipe can easily be scaled making it perfect for a large crowd.
Try adding beetroot juice to the batter to add a vivid colour for the kids.
Also referred to as galettes in Brittany, France, buckwheat crêpes have gained in popularity in large part because they’re a tasty, gluten-free alternative to a traditional crêpe.
What is buckwheat?
While most people think of buckwheat as a whole grain, it’s actually a seed that is high in both protein and fibre. It supports heart and heart health and can help prevent diabetes and digestive disorders.
Bone broth smoothies are a perfect way to get some extra goodness into your smoothies, especially in the summer when you feel too hot to drink as a broth. We’ve been adding broth into our smoothies since we discovered them at Star Anise Organic Wholefoods a couple of years ago.
They’re a perfect option for kids that aren’t keen on drinking the broth as is.
This how I made ours, I normally just make it by sight so below are the approx measurements.
Use your imagination and make a variety of combinations with non-dairy milks/coconut water, fruits, nut butters, cacao powder – the list is endless.
Eggy bread or French Toast as it’s also known is a firm favourite in our home. This is my twist on the original, making it a high in protein, calcium and fibre boosting meal.
As Gracie is dairy-free, I don’t use milk to mix in with the eggs I use a secret ingredient… Vitasoy Coconut Milk! Unlike the majority of other non-dairy forms of milk, this one doesn’t contain a rice filler in it. Rice came up really high in Grace’s food intolerance testing and we’re yet to reintroduce it.
I also sneak in a sprinkle of Flaxseed meal. Our Doctor recommended adding it into meals when we can as it’s high in dietary fibre and good for her bowels (please seek medical advice before making big changes to your child’s diet).