Spicy ginger & coconut balls

Suitable from 12 months

This is a spicy, wintery version of our chocolate balls. December is a month when we all indulge a little more than usual, so it’s great to have some healthy recipes on hand to make special treats for the little ones and for us adults, too. Recipe tips Both powdered and fresh ginger work just
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Raw chocolate cheesecake

Suitable from 12 months

For my son’s second birthday I had a bit of a dilemma. Being 2 years old – and having some friends who are a bit older – I wanted to make a ‘proper’ cake. But we prefer to avoid wheat and we have never given him sugar, so I wondered if there were a healthier
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Low sugar granola

Suitable from 10 months

Granola is one of my favourite comfort foods. Sometimes there is nothing like the crunch of a good granola on top of yogurt or topped with a little milk. I can’t eat oats and neither can my son, plus I’m not a fan of grains generally so we needed to satisfy our cravings with something
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Strawberry frozen yoghurt

Suitable from 10 months

When we were kids, summer holidays seemed to last forever. Hot days were spent going for bike rides, playing at the beach or the lake, building tree houses and having picnics. And, most of all, eating ice cream! Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a sugar-free strawberry frozen yoghurt that the whole family can
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Chocolate Pudding

Suitable from 12 months

This recipe defies words – it is amazing – rich, decadent, simple… and nobody will ever guess it is healthy or contains the secret ingredient that makes it creamy – avocado -unless you tell them of course. There is simply no excuse for making an unhealthy chocolate pudding at home ever again. Recipe tips This
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Raw chocolate balls

Suitable from 12 months

These raw chocolate balls amaze me every time I make them. I have been making them for rather a long time and I am still surprised that I can satisfy my chocolate cravings with a few nuts and dates and a couple of tablespoons of cocoa. Even more amazing is that I can also satisfy
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Avocado & strawberry smoothie

Suitable from 8 months

I made up this avocado smoothie one day when my son was going through a fussy patch because of his teeth and didn’t want to eat anything except cold dairy and fruit. It is perfectly normal but nevertheless worrying when a baby with a previously voracious appetite suddenly refuses to eat anything but yogurt and
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Apple & carrot muffins

Suitable from 8 months

I created this delicious muffin recipe for my son’s first birthday party. Both the children and adults at the party loved them and the best part (apart from the fact they taste great) is that they are healthy, as well as being naturally gluten and lactose-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. If you’re surprised
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Banana & cinnamon ice cream

Suitable from 6 months

This delicious “ice cream” recipe contains just bananas, cinnamon and cardamom, with the optional addition of dried fruits and nuts. It is nutritious and a great healthy ice-cream substitute for young children and adults alike. Fussy eaters will love it! Although bananas contain a lot of natural sugar, they make a much healthier ice-cream than the
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Strawberry crumble smoothie

Suitable from 6 months

I love plain yogurt, but there are times when only a fruity yogurt will do. Since the shop-bought ones all contain sugar or artificial sweetener (yes, all of them!) I always make my own. This sweet, fruity smoothie is almost a meal in itself. It makes the perfect healthy mid-afternoon snack for all the family.
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Homemade apple sauce

Suitable from 4 months

Every mother needs a good homemade apple sauce recipe at her disposal: it’s one of the best first tastes and is super versatile. Small babies can eat this as a puree, whilst older children and the rest of the family can eat it in a variety of ways: as a puree, as a sauce to
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