Most of us are back at work and the kids are back to school. Our relaxing holiday where we had time to prepare and enjoy our long lunches has passed for another year. So it is back to reality and we all face similar challenges when it comes to eating healthy and nourishing meals during the day…no time?! Here are some tips and ideas to create and enjoy wholesome meals away from home and in a hurry!
Use your weekends wisely and set aside a few hours every Sunday to prep your lunches and snacks for the week, whether it’s yours or your childrens.
go to http://ourorganics.com.au where you can purchase organic & natural nuts, seeds and dried fruits in bulk and make your own trail mix! Some ideas…
- Organic raw almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, goji berries and flaked coconut
- Organic walnuts, organic cranberries and organic pumpkin seeds
- Or simply try one of our in-house hand blended mixes:
|Organic Fruit & Nut Slice|
1 ½ cup organic dried apricots or organic dates, chopped
Big squeeze of lime juice
1 cup of organic wholemeal spelt flour
1 cup organic rolled oats
½ teaspoon mixed spice
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup organic rapadura sugar
30g organic butter
60g organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup organic raw nut mix, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper, cutting to fit.
Place chopped fruit in a saucepan and cover (only just) with water. Bring to boil and allow to simmer until fruit becomes sticky. Turn off heat, squeeze lime over fruit and allow to cool.
Add flour, oats, spice, baking powder and rapadura to a bowl and mix well. Add melted butter and coconut oil plus vanilla extract to dry mixture. Mix together (may be a bit crumbly).
Spoon ¾ of this mixture into baking tin and press with hand making sure it is firmly laid along base of tin.
Mash the fruit slightly then layer on top of oat mixture. With the back of a spoon smooth over so the base is entirely covered.
Mix crushed nuts with left over oat mixture and sprinkle over fruit. Using your hands gently pat the nuts into fruit to flatten.
Bake for 20 minutes or until brown. Allow to cool then chop into desired size pieces.
Recipe shared by Lauren Edwards from www.food4life.com.au