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  • Serving up my plant based MEXI MUSHROOM BEAN CHILLI with
    3 days ago by brownpapernutrition Serving up my plant based, MEXI MUSHROOM BEAN CHILLI with baked potatoes yeaaaa babyyyyyyyyyy.... You know I used to avoid the basic tater in my diet (ludicrous I know!), but then I decided and maybe with the influence of my beautiful boys in the family, that the humble baked potato also deserves its place on the table and so he makes his way on there these days too. That's what balanced eating and a healthy diet is though - it’s inclusive of your favourite foods - it’s not something highly restrictive and unattainable. So my wonderful friends if potatoes are
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    1 week ago by brownpapernutrition I wasn’t going to post this because I’ve never been great with a selfie and my ego says “eeeek Jacq don’t do that!” any time I’ve considered it but you know what? - This is actually the STRONGEST AND FITTEST I’ve felt in YEARS! ☺️It’s ridiculous that so often we don’t acknowledge our achievements isn’t it? That our ego will say “do more, be more, more more more!!!!” but you MUST PAUSE and celebrate your goals otherwise what is actually the point?!?!?! I’ve put in a massive effort to create more BALANCE in my exercise in order to feel this
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    5 days ago by brownpapernutrition Cookies perfect for school lunchboxes AND with hidden veggies! Save this post so you can make for the week ahead. Full of fibre from wholegrains, seeds and veggies so you a satisfy a hungry tummy and a sweet tooth all at once. Recipe in my recent story for  @countryroad  - link in bio my friends - have a lovely week! Jacq  #hiddenvegies   #cookies   #sundaysorted   #healthyrecipes 
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    1 week ago by brownpapernutrition Q. Why was the lettuce embarrassed? A. Cos he saw the salad dressing! so bad hey!!!! can’t help it Jetty bought a book of the Worst Jokes in the World and I will absolutely bringing the worst of them to the table (pardon the pun ). Showing you how I make this delicious Mango Tofu Salad on my stories today. If tofu ain’t your thang you can swap for tempeh, chicken or egg as you wish! Love meals like this - fresh light delicious easy wholesome! THAI MANGO TOFU NOODLE SALAD 1 pack rice vermicelli 1/2 cup peanuts 400g firm

91 NUTRITIOUS SNACK IDEAS FOR KIDS LUNCH BOXES

By our Brown Paper Community (@brownpapernutrition)… A while back I ran a back to school promo and asked you what your fave snack ideas for lunch boxes were. We had such an incredible number of entries and so many requests to pop them all into a blog for reference so here are 91 nutritious lunch box snack ideas for you:

  1. Chicken and corn meatballs
  2. zucchini fritters; spanakopita (spinach pie) – my kids love them!
  3. Homemade granola clusters;
  4. oven baked pita bread with dips;
  5. fruit skewers rolled in desiccated coconut with yoghurt dip
  6. Edamame
  7. mixed fruit
  8. homemade pizza.
  9. Chocolate “seedy balls” (blissballs)
  10. green hummous (with spinach or coriander blended through)
  11. frittata cups!
  12. Date bliss balls
  13. boiled eggs
  14. carrot and capsicum sticks with hummus
  15. Dates, Spinach, salmon and haloumi salad
  16. fresh pineapple chunks
  17. ricotta with rice cakes
  18. fresh dates
  19.  carrots and cucumber sticks
  20. Banana muffins.
  21. rainbow smoothie (where we try to fit in as many different coloured fruits and veg as we can and still make it tasty!)
  22. Apple, tahini and cinnamon sandwiches
  23. black olives
  24. strawberries
  25. cheese 🙂
  26. fritters (made with chickpea flour,zucchini and corn)
  27. beetroot hummus with veg
  28. Medjool dates stuffed with soft blue cheese
  29. Rainbow “sushi” (wraps with all coloured fillings)
  30. cucumber & olives
  31. traditional homemade hummus
  32. Homemade Nutella Scrolls
  33. Peanut Butter Popcorn Slice
  34. Homemade Pikelets
  35. White bean dip and veggies
  36. Greek yoghurt with frozen fruit
  37.  KimBab (rice seasoned with a bit of salt and sesame oil, boiled spinach, lightly stir fried shredded carrots, egg, pickled radish, seafood highlighter, pickled burdock if you have one +/-cheese, chopped/minced marinated beef or mayo tuna, etc. Rolled with dry seaweed)
  38. Triangle KimBab (rice with anything at the centre, wapped with seaweed, shaped triangle) -> kids love the way they have to unwrap and eat
  39. Boiled quail egg (SIMPLE but we can decorate to the shape of chickens with corn and black sesame seed, etc)
  40. Vegetable fritters
  41. fruit and oat slice
  42. Fruit salad cut into cute shapes,
  43. frozen smoothies in the thermos
  44. home made veg lasagne
  45. homemade fruit roll ups (dehydrated fruit purée).
  46. Mini cheese platter: cheese, crackers, dried fruit and olives.
  47. Vita-weats with vegemite (so you can squeeze together and get worms)
  48. flavoured popcorn (pop the kernels and shake over cinnamon or paprika etc
  49. grapes or cherry tomatoes
  50. pesto pasta
  51. celery and nut butter
  52. Quinoa sushi,
  53. gummies
  54. kale chips
  55. oat/date/protein bliss balls;
  56. tamar valley sugar free yoghurt pouches
  57. carob banjo bear
  58. homemade and GF banana bread slices ,
  59. homemade hummus with carrots sticks and seed crackers
  60.  mini curried egg sandwiches in animal shapes
  61. crunchy Lebanese bread with zatar, you break up into bite size pieces and kids eat them like chips- delish.
  62. guacamole and cheese pinwheel sandwiches
  63. Eggy pie (zucchini slice)
  64. Buckwheat pancakes
  65. Chia pudding
  66. Homemade seedy crackers & dips,
  67. zucchini & haloumi fritters
  68. muesli bliss balls
  69. mezze style snack of vegetable sticks, hummus dip, cheese squares and berries
  70. cut up apple quarters with a bit of shaken cinnamon on top
  71. Homemade kombucha gummies
  72. Mountain bread roll ups
  73.  sushi sandwich with hummus, grated carrot, cucumber and cheese with rolled up bread.
  74. Ants on a stick is the favourite!!
  75. Homemade baked sweat potato crisps
  76. Tahini treats
  77. fruit stars
  78. sushi wraps
  79. Banana and cinnamon mini pancakes
  80. Home-made nut free trail mix with cocoa nibs
  81. Tuna and Avo sushi
  82. veggie rice paper rolls
  83. choc peppermint bliss balls
  84. dried apricots w nut paste in the middle (cashew or macadamia),
  85. nori sheets w nut paste and salad,
  86. good old cut up carrot- mix it up w sticks, rounds and spirals
  87. Cacao, chia and coconut balls
  88. spinach cheese quesadillas.
  89. Mini breakfast quiches cooked in muffin trays with chives, goats cheese and leg ham.
  90. Medjool dates with almonds inside
  91. Black sesame paste energy bars
Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, is an accredited nutritionist, author, founder of Brown Paper Nutrition and recently launched vegetarian meal delivery service Brown Paper Eats She is passionately committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. Jacqueline is mum to her 8 year old boy - Jet.

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