You all know how much I love mindful living, so today I thought it would be nice to share some wholesome yummy goodness with you all. Let’s make mindful choices for ourselves and our environment.
Here are some of my favourite things.
1: School Lunches
With school being back in full swing, I really wanted to make sure my little yogis were getting everything they needed to help them feel good whilst at school and with keeping the environment healthy also.
We discovered the planetbox.com. This awesome lunch box is the bomb!!! Family Rainbow gives it 10 out of 10. This lunchbox encourages us to use no packaging in our lunchbox which also encourages us to cook and bake our own healthy treats! No packets means no waste and healthy lunches.
The lunchbox, is super cute. Made from stainless steel, so it is very easy to clean, comes with tins for messy foods and a cooler bag to keep your lunch organised and fresh. It has a pocket for an icepack and a drink bottle.
The best part about this cool lunch box are the fun magnets you can purchase to personalise your own box. So much fun.
2: Lunch Box Notes
I came across these lunchbox notes from in Typo in Perth, WA. They are super cute and fun. Everyday we write on these notes for our little ones to receive when they open up their lunch boxes at school. Notes like “Good luck today”, “Happy Friday”, “I love you like cupcakes” and blank notes for longer letters.
We attached the boxes of these notes to the wall in our kitchen where we make the lunches so we are reminded everyday to write a note to our little ones. A great way to tell them how proud you are and how special they are.
3. Homemade crackers
This little recipe I invented after looking for that special little homemade goody to add with our humus dip. My little girl says humus is her best friend hehehe. So we add it to their school lunches to snack on with fresh vegetables and these homemade crackers.
half a cup of Quinoa
Quarter of a cup of Chia seeds
Quarter of a cup of sunflower seeds
Quarter of a cup of flax seeds
Add some almonds if you wish also
1 clove of garlic
sprinkle of dried oregano, Basil and Marjoram
Soak all the seeds and nuts in spring water, Just enough to cover it all, overnight.
Add the herbs, garlic and salt, then whizz it up in a food processor the next day.
Cut out some baking paper to fit your dehydrator and place it in the machine.
Spread the contents thinly or preferred thickness over the paper.
Dehydrate until crispy. My dehydrator took about 5 hours or so.
When finished break into crackers and store in a sealed jar.
4: Magic Chai!! (Simon’s Chai Recipe)
I know you have all been waiting for it and asking for it for a long time now, so here it is, Magic Chai!
Makes 4 cups
8 cardamom seeds
4 black peppercorns
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
2 cups of organic coconut milk
2 cups of water
4 bags black tea
4 teaspoons honey or raw sugar
Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a plastic bag and crush them with a hammer or pot base.
Place the crushed spices in a saucepan, along with the cinnamon, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes. For a stronger flavour, add black tea bags at the start of the process.
Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons or more, of your chosen sweetener to taste.
I hope you like some of my favourite things for this month and we would really like to hear about your favourite things too.