Right now trying to get my boy to eat all the nutrient dense vegetables I line his plate with every night is a battle I lose every single night! And quite frankly by 5:30pm I am out of energy!
I trust his little body to know when he is full so when he’s done, he’s done! But funnily enough, I am quite sure he could eat an entire box of raisins if I left the cupboard door open long enough for the little hand to creep in and swipe the box!
Whilst I love all of the ideas out there of sneaking nutrients into meals in the form of a gorgeous veggie muffin or green bread, I’ll be truly honest, I haven’t got time to do that every meal time. I barely have time to sit and eat my own dinner before havoc lets loose. So, to solve my problem, I created a little snack to stop my stress and anxiety reaching unmeasurable levels which is jam packed full of secret nutrients.
I make what I call the:
‘ultimate, non-green, as many nutrients as a green-snack, snack’.
*Insert excited woooooo here!
It is full of everything his (and my) body needs because I choose the ingredients accordingly. I’ve been harping on about these little biscuits for months so here is the recipe you need.
They literally take 3 minutes to throw together and 15 minutes in the oven at 170 degrees fan.
½ mashed banana
½ cup oats
½ cup almond milk (or any alternative)
Mash the banana in a bowl first then add your oats (wait on the milk until you’ve added all you other goodies!)
Then add in as many of the extras below that you like. If you look at the notes and match with what your little one needs a boost of right now that’ll help you decide which ones to throw in:
And if truth really be told, I don’t always measure them out, I like to wing things in my kitchen. Sometimes there isn’t even time to get out loads of tablespoons, scatter them all dirty across the counter and then wash them up. Poor out the packet and we’re winning!
Enjoy this recipe and feel free to tag me in your pictures once you’ve made them!
Sending love and healthy wishes,
P.S. You can follow @gotvitality on Instagram or facebook for regular recipe inspirations and hacks!
Since moving to Sweden 18 months ago I am fascinated at this time of year when everyone gets the flu. Different varieties are floating around; some come equipped with a cough, a runny nose or a fever – worst case, all three! It is commonly known and accepted.
This got me wondering – what on earth is going on here in Sweden?
Personally I feel terrified I wilI be struck down! In all honesty, I have very little sleep with a one year old who loves nighttime raves, I’m setting up a business during nap times and bedtimes, going to crossfit regularly and rocking the single parent lark whilst my husband flies other people to glamorous destinations – all of this fatigue should be a cute and fitting recipe for the Winter Germs.
The first week of Winter I was faced with a decision – haul up inside and breathe my own oxygen over and over again where there was no risk of invading germs (except through the crack under the door) or go on out there into the world and defend against those Winter Germs one by one!
I did the latter – and so far, I’ve survived!
So what is my secret? Do I even have a secret? Or am I just lucky so far!?
These are my top 3 tips, I wanted to share to save you all the winter germ hell:
Have an amazing Winter – you can make it through flu free – I believe in the power of your body to do this!!
Kirsty Lewis, founder of Got Vitality, IIN Health Coach, Pre/Post Natal Personal Trainer and mum to a little boy toddler with another monster cooking in the oven!