When it’s time to beat away the winter blues and stave off the common cold then look no further than a nourishing and nutrient dense bowl of veggie soup. I like to look at soup as the more powerful cousin of the smoothie! You can pack in so much goodness from your vegetables, add to that a healthy punch of health-promoting spices too and you will be well away! Kung Fu kick those nasty cold germs to the curb. Let’s break this one down so you can see just how good for you this soup really is! Carrots High in beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin A and antioxidants. These golden lovelies will be a fantastic source of carbohydrate to give your bodies the much-needed energy to handle the bracing cooler months. Their nutritional profile will also help promote a healthy immune system, support growth and development and will even encourage healthy eyesight, strong bones and keep blood pressure in check! Parsnip With a great amount of potassium and folate, the humble parsnip helps to lower levels of homocysteine in our blood and reduce blood pressure, therefore protecting our bodies and encouraging good heart health.Rich in minerals like zinc, iron, potassium […]
These cupcakes are an adaption of our vegan Christmas cake and are so delicious you’ll be singing jingle bells for the rest of the day! Full of delicious spices and plenty of nutrient-rich ingredients this festive recipe is a real treat for any Christmas bash. Enjoy!! We know you’ll love these delicious Christmas cupcakes! Tag us into your photos so we can see what a good job you made of them! Have a very merry Christmas one and all. Help us out! If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below, or shoot us an e-mail! And, as always, if you’re thinking about buying some of the items mentioned in our blog, use our Amazon affiliate links throughout this article or down below; it helps us create content that you like to read or that helps you out, and it costs you nothing — win/win! We appreciate the support.
I haven’t convinced myself since the age of 7 that I must be a mermaid because I like swimming, glitter, the ocean and the colour blue…honest! Jokes aside I am a crazy mermaid fan and as soon as I see anything ocean related I am all over it and suggesting another craft that is blue and sparkly. Luckily for Pops, she is lala for mermaids too so she doesn’t have to humour my suggestions too much. We both love watching Disneys ‘The Little Mermaid’ and as soon as I found this modern day picture book version I knew I had to get it. This story is part of a series centred around the main character who is the best hairdresser in all of the land. Throughout this series of books, she works her way through all of the most love fairytales whilst styling hair and solving problems. The modern-day heroine of the books. This particular story runs along a similar line to the original tale and the fairytale hairdresser helps the little mermaid to overthrow the sea witch and get the love of the prince. (All with fabulous hairdos of course!) Both of the kids loved this tale and it […]
This craft is so magical to me. You start with a few kitchen ingredients and after a few moments you end up with a crafting material that looks like porcelain. I love how this clay dries pure white. It looks so clean and crisp and lends itself perfectly to the snowy Christmas crafts. Don’t get me wrong I am also a huge fan of regular salt dough but nothing looks quite as polished as a hanging pure white snowflake. The kids really enjoy working with this clay. It feels very different from the regular building doughs that we play with and brings a new sensory element for them. It is much drier and smoother and quite often I would catch one of the just stroking the freshly rolled out dough just for the pure enjoyment of it! Hubby also got involved once he felt the texture of it (see the snowman). So, how do we make this wonderous dough I hear you ask? Well, it is so simple and magically transforms from something quite ordinary to something so satisfyingly beautiful. On to the recipe… Recipe (Makes approximately 12 cookie sized ornaments dependant on cutter size.) 1/2 cup cornflour1 cup baking […]
I have a super speedy craft for you today guys! It is so lovely to find natures gifts and turn them into something magical for your home to cherish at Christmas time. Every year we have pine cones on our Christmas tree and my favourite bit of the whole process is going on a big nature walk to find our chosen ones. Getting outside in the cool crisp air for plenty of exercise and a treasure hunt to boot. What more could your kids ask for? Both of my two adore nature walks anyway but love taking their buckets with them to collect leaves, sticks and pine cones. When we get home we allow the pine cones to dry out and open up and then we can get on to the messy bit…glitter!! What you will need: Paint PVA glue Glitter Method: Simply mix a 50/50 mixture of paint and glue. Dip or brush the tips of your pine cones into the paint and (gently) sprinkle with glitter. (My kids didn’t get the gently memo but anyhoo!) Allow to dry and place in the branches of your Christmas tree or in a bowl by the fireplace. It really is that […]
Well, this recipe came as a bit of surprise I can tell you. I’m not a fan of mint confection usually but somehow managed to find myself the proud owner of a bottle of peppermint essence. (Long story!) Me being me I hated the idea of any waste so thought I would make a simple treat for the kids and boy, oh boy, was I shocked at how delicious they were. They are simply Christmas in a biscuit. I am now one hell of a peppermint fan. Who knew? These are so simple to make, making them the perfect bake with little ones. Your home will smell like icy peppermint and you, like me, will now be putting these on the Christmas traditions list. Enjoy!! Now, if these last long enough and you want to store any them for later then pop them into an airtight container and they will last for a few days. They will lose some of their crunch but will still be perfectly chewy and delicious. Don’t forget to tag us into your photos on the socials. We love seeing your bakes especially the festive treats made by you and your mini ones. Have a wonderful, […]