Just because your kids are on school holidays doesn’t mean their healthy habits have to be! The Doc has come up with his top 3 favourite healthy-holiday-treats that are purely delicious + super simple to make. Even better, get your kids into the kitchen and spend some quality time together making these delicious holiday treats.
Child obesity is a prevalent issue here in Australia. Overweight children run a greater risk of becoming overweight adults and are more likely to develop health related problems when they get older. For example, heart disease, high blood pressure and or diabetes. The main factors influencing overweight and obesity are poor diets and inadequate physical activity.
Our Docs approach to childhood obesity starts at home. So, if we can get kids to fall in love with healthy food, then they are more likely to stick with these healthy eating patterns later in life.
Get some doc-spiration from these healthy treats that we know you and your kids will absolutely love!
- Banana nice cream
This creamy alternative to ice cream is incredibly easy to make and has absolutely no added nasties! It’s completely dairy and gluten free and all you need to do is blend together two frozen bananas with your choice of fresh fruits, nut butters. It’s delicious on its own or can be topped with fresh fruit like strawberries, shredded coconut or some raw muesli or buckwheat for a crunchy bite.
- Bliss balls
There are so many great bliss ball recipes out there for you to choose from that it’s so easy to find one that’s right for you. The Doc recommends this healthy bliss ball recipe:
Blend together 1½ cups of pitted dates, ¼ cup sunflower seeds, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and dark cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Once these ingredients are combined, roll them out into bite size balls and roll in desiccated coconut.
- Fruity pops
These fruity pops are healthy, refreshing, and delicious. Simply mix together 2 cups of coconut water with the juice of one lime. Pour the mixture into icy pop moulds and add your choice of fresh fruit. The Doc’s favourites are sliced kiwi fruit and frozen raspberries. Once you’ve finished assembling your fruity pops, add in the paddle pop sticks and freeze for six to twelve hours. Enjoy!
The Doc’s family dinners are perfect to get some healthy meal inspiration. They’re full of goodness and packed full of veggies that your whole family will love. Pick your choice of healthy-balance, gluten-free, dairy-free, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options that can be adapted to suit any family. Even better, the Doc’s family dinners serve 4 people, 5 nights a week for, NOW, only $6.50 pp! How great is that?! Head to our website to order yours today.
The Doctor’s Kitchen and our doctors service all Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Toowoomba areas.