Busy mum of two, author and paediatric nutritionist Mandy Sacher, knows a little about having a full plate and the importance of pre-planning healthy, nutritious meals in order to stay on track and feel great. Mandy has just released a new cookbook, Wholesome Child: A Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook that can help feed even the fussiest of eaters with over 140 allergy-friendly simple tried and tested family recipes.
Mandy has kindly shared a gorgeous recipe out the cookbook and some helpful words of wisdom for meal prep and planning.
Being a Mum of two little ones below the age of seven means that planning ahead with meals and food preparation is absolutely crucial. In our house, we have what my husband affectionately refers to as two daily sessions of “insanity hour” - one in the morning, before school and work, and one at the end of the day- when tempers are frayed, limbs are exhausted and bedtime stories need to be read.
I’m a big fan of planning ahead, bulk cooking, freezing and repurposing leftovers. On weekends I often bulk cook a couple of simple meals - ideal for the freezer for those insane weeknights. In reality, there are very few of us who have either the time to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen every day… it isn’t practical and it definitely isn’t necessary.
This Granola is a perfect breakfast addition that only takes 15 minutes to make and can be stored in an airtight container for future mornings.
Prep time : 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Makes 4 cups
Tip: Add ½ cup of slivered almonds, pepitas, chia seed or sunflower seeds for an extra nutty flavour.
This can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month - or freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.