Recently I’ve been forking out a bucket load of cash on dairy free & gluten free breakfast bars. It’s been the easiest go to for me in the mornings when I’m not hungry but I need to power eat for energy while breast feeding.
Needing to be 100% dairy free for bubs reflux issues has proved challenging for on the go snacks.
I whipped these up in under 10 mins, aside from been quick and easy to make they taste amazing and I know it won’t upset bubs tummy.
- 1 1/3 cup Oats
- 1/2 cup Coconut shredded/ flakes
- 1 cup Fruit, Seed and Nuts mix
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Peanut butter (100% peanuts)
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbs Linseed meal
Mix all dry ingredients into a big bowl,
Take nuts out of fruit, seed & nut mix and crush if needed then place back in with dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients together.
Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well with hands, there should be no dry bits in the mixture (add extra oats if too wet)
Line baking paper in your favourite shallow baking dish, or spray with coconut oil.
Use the back of a wooden spoon to flatten mixture evenly across pan.
Place in the middle of oven for 20 mins at 160 degrees for fan forced or until oats are looking golden brown.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Cling wrap squares and keep in the fridge.
Don’t do what I did and smash 4 squares into your mouth as soon as they are made, these a one a day granola bars, too many in one go is a bit rich- it was super yummy though!
Survival becomes so very real when your a busy muma with a newborn, and survival is food! It’s the fuel to making your milk aka their food and it’s the most important thing you can do for your Bub- to eat! All mums are time poor, our bubs come first, then the hubby, then the pets, the washing, the cleaning and the food prepping…..and the at the end of all this comes us, mum.
So in order to get the nutrients into me quickly while doing all of the above I prep my smoothie ingredients for the week knowing I can make myself a refreshing and heathy dairy free (bubs reflux dictates) smoothie so I can keep on pushing on.
You’ll need a blender of some sorts, I use a Nutri bullet.
Snap lock freezer bags, they are the best for 101 different uses, ie keep your sudo cream in one in the nappy bag, so there’s no more “WTF! why is sudo cream everywhere?!” moments, keep a sterilised dummie in one and keep it in the car, in the pram, under the couch and In your hair- keep a dummie everywhere!
I chop each fruit up into 7 portions for 7 days worth of smoothies and store them in the freezer. Too easy!
Fruit prep for freezer:
- 1 mango
- 4 bananas
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1/2 banana diced
- 1/4 mango diced
- 2 slices of pineapple diced
- 2 tbsp NUDIE vanilla flavoured coconut yogurt (dairy free)
- 1 cup of plain coconut water
For a variation try:
- 4 frozen strawberries or mixed berries
- Half a banana
- 1 cup Almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut yogurt
It really is a life saver, Enjoy!