School Lunches Monday: Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie

It’s been  a fairly busy weekend, with lots of late nights, and drop-ins for lunches and dinner. So tonight, when I asked my kids what they wanted in their lunch boxes tomorrow, and they replied with cheese sandwiches, who was I to complain? The only problem is that I couldn’t blog about a cheese sandwich now, could I? So, I started to think about what snacks were going into the lunch boxes this week, and decided I would make a gluten free brownie using tinned beans. This way they were filling and full of protein. Combined with a cheese sandwich and some fruit and vegetables, I think we have a pretty balanced lunch box.

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This is the lunchbox for Monday. Apple, orange segments, carrots and cucumber, a piece of brownie and a spelt bread cheese sandwich

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Muuuuum! I’m hungry! Wheat based vanilla cake and gluten free bread

So, it took a whole of 2 minutes on school holidays before my kids started with cries of hunger. Me: “Seriously, you just ate breakfast 10minutes ago, didn’t you?!”  Or maybe that was me… “What time did you kids get up this morning?”

Kids: “It was light outside mum”  in other words, it was really early and we don’t want to say exactly what time it was. Continue reading

Friday night, no pizza?

So, it’s Friday today. The school week is at an end (notice I didn’t say working week – the weekends are more work than a weekday!). Tonight is relax in front of the tv night, so that is always fun. The kids have already agreed upon a movie that they all want to watch. Even better. No arguing later about which movie they will choose. Master B often pulls out the ‘I’m the only boy boo hoo’ card when it comes to movies. Being the oldest also, means he wants to watch things that aren’t always appropriate for his younger sisters. But family movie night’s are just that, something appropriate for the whole family.

We are struggling a bit with our food journey. Hubby is struggling with the lack of (good) bread. I am too. I love bread. Really love it. We’ve tried gluten free bread but it’s still quite refined and it isn’t awesome. To top it off, his psoriasis doesn’t seem to be clearing up. Not sure if we should jump in and go the full auto immune protocol for the next 30 days or not… Anyone out there have experience with Guttate psoriasis and the autoimmune protocol? There is so much conflicting information out there, it’s easy to get confused.  I’m trying my best to support hubby, Continue reading