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GF Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Ok people, I have to apologise, I feel bad that I didn't post this at the beginning of Junk-Free June as these are the cookies that would have got you through the month with no cheating! They are sugar free as they have been sweetened with dates and banana and you can omit the chocolate chips (as they do have sugar in) but you could replace choc chips with cranberries, raisins or nuts to be completely sugar free. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! GF Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies 1 cup dates, (soaked for 10 minutes in hot water and then drained) 1 ripe banana 2 TBs peanut butter 3/4 cup oat flour (you can make this...

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Banana Bread

Banana bread is something I make at least once a week for my kids. Its a great way to use up soft, spotty bananas and it is quick and easy to make. Have it plain, or with lashings of Olivani or jam. You can add chocolate chips to jazz it up, or even almond slivers or 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut. My original recipe called for egg, which I replaced with a flax egg (TBS ground flax + 3 TBS water), it also called for white flour and white sugar which I of course replaced for wholewheat flour and brown sugar.  Recipe for Vegan Banana Bread: 3 spotty bananas, mashed 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 flax egg (1TBs ground flax...

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Raw Apricot Bars

Its always nice to have some healthy, guilt-free snacks in the house. The kids are always hungry when they get home from school, and we all like to have just a little something sweet after dinner. Dried apricots happen to be high in iron, fibre, potassium and antioxidants, and they taste pretty sweet too! So it was about time I made some more apricot bars again. The last batch I did in the dehydrator but I wanted something more chewy and less crispy this time! I made mine with cashew nuts but you could use almonds too. Keep them in the fridge as they seem to hold their shape better and it makes them really chewy! Recipe for Raw Apricot...

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Lemony Strawberry Bliss Balls

I felt like making something sweet and I also wanted to use up some of my bags of nuts - bliss balls it is then! Usually I make these with dates, nuts and cacao for a nice chocolatey treat, however I felt like something berry flavoured. But summer is officially over and so is strawberry season ... however thanks to Fresh As, freeze dried strawberries are going to make these bliss balls berry berry nice! (Just call me Strawberry Shortcake ;) Recipe for Lemony Strawberry Bliss Balls 1/2 cup macadamia nuts 1 cup cashews 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1 TBs coconut oil (or water if you're out, which I was, and it worked fine) 1TBs maple syrup/agave/coconut nectar 1 TBs lemon juice or...

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5 Top Plant-Based Foods

Food is much more than a fuel we put in our tank to keep us running. At The Kai Box we don't believe in diets, we believe the best way to improve your health is by changing your lifestyle. However a lifestyle change is never easy, especially when you have a full time job, running after kids, and rushing from one engagement to another. At The Kai Box our passion is to provide a service that enables you to achieve your lifestyle change while providing you with the necessary information and support. So with that in mind we are going to list our Top 5 Plant-Based Foods you will come to love in our boxes and recipes. 1. Quinoa I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of quinoa when I...

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