Gina’s healthier flapjacks with vegan alternatives

Ok so not completely healthy but much better for you than normal flapjacks and easily adaptable to become vegan flapjacks – and in my opinion much more tasty! These flapjacks have fruit, seeds and nuts in them giving you some healthy vitamins and nutrients not just sugar. To make it even better they are pretty simple to make too – great to get the kids involved, our little girl loves helping to mix all the ingredients together!


2 bananas

1 apple

250g oats

50g butter or plant based spread (or even coconut oil!)

2tbsp peanut butter

3tbsp honey or maple syrup

200g citrus peel

30g sunflower seeds

30g pumpkin seeds

40g mixed chopped nuts

90ml hot water


Grate the apple, skin and all, and mash the bananas in a bowl.

Put the butter, peanut butter and honey in the saucepan on a low heat to gently melt.

Once melted add the apple, banana and water and mix together. Take off the heat.

In a mixing bowl add the oats, seeds, bits and citrus peel

Pour in the melted mixture from the pan. Mix until all oats are wet and it is well mixed.

Tip mixture into the baking tray and roughly spread until about 2cm thick.

Pop in the oven for about 45mins at 160 degrees or until golden brown.

Once cool you can portion them up, this usually makes 8-10 decent sized fingers of flapjack in our household but go as big or as small as you like!


15 Minute 4 Veg Pasta

This quick, easy and healthy pasta dish will give you 4 of your 5 a day in one serving and it’s nice and bright too – perfect to brighten up those dull days! It reheats well or can be just as tasty cold for a lunch on the go if you don’t have access to a microwave or stove to reheat.
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Beany Goulash Recipe

This super healthy dish is full of nutrients, is pretty simple to make  and only uses one pot – result! We often have it for dinner with some naughty tiger bread and butter! Equally it makes a lovely lunch just on its own!

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Serves: 5/6
Time: 40 minutes
Portions of fruit/veggies per portion: 3