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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Dairy-free chocolate ice lollies

Suitable from 10 months

At the start of the summer my son and I decided to make ice lollies. On a hot and sweaty summer day, we found no better way to quickly cool down and we ate them all summer long. These are the easiest ice lollies that I have ever made and they were an instant hit.
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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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Swedish Santa Lucia saffron buns

Suitable from 12 months

Santa Lucia saffron buns, in Swedish called ‘Lussekatt’ or ‘Lussebulle’, are a big part of Swedish Lucia, celebrated on December 13th and together with advent marking the beginning of Christmas celebrations. The tasty little buns are said to have their origin in Germany in the 16th century, and their name was name was actually not
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Raw raspberry & cashew balls

Suitable from 12 months

I often make snacks for my son out of dried fruit and nuts, especially as they are so easy to pack and take along when we’re out and about exploring. These usually turn out really tasty – always a bit different, depending on what fruit or nuts we happen to have at home just then
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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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Apricot, coconut & walnut cookies

Suitable from 12 months

It is always useful to have a good cookie recipe to hand, especially when you have children. You never know when your husband or one of your children might unexpectedly bring home a guest, or a friend will pop in unannounced. Swedish winters are long and dark, so there are plenty of opportunities for cosy
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Simple animal cookies

Suitable from 12 months

Baking is a great way to spend quality time with your child. No matter the age, there are always steps that he can help with: adding ingredients to the blender, counting up eggs, measuring or weighing ingredients – you get the idea. It’s so much fun for a child to feel involved in a kitchen
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German apple cake

Suitable from 12 months

This moist apple cake is a German classic. Originally a Dr. Oetker recipe that my great grandmother used in her kitchen, we have in our family adapted the recipe to make a less sweet, gluten-free version using maple syrup instead of refined sugar, and almond flour instead of wheat flour. This cake is not only
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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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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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