Words: Jas Rawlinson
When local mother Katherine Robins was told by doctors to give her son James a diet of takeaway and deep fried meals (loaded with harmful preservatives and trans fats) she knew there had to be a healthier alternative. Along with Jamesâ€™ nanny Myra Dâ€™Costa â€“ who is also passionate about healthy eating â€“ they developed Fun Fatty Foods for Kids with CF.
Filled with delicious, hand-made recipes such as Lamb Haloumi Meatballs, healthy nut-free chocolate slices, breakfast smoothies and more, Katherine and Myra have proven that itâ€™s easy to entice kids to eat healthy while looking after their dietary needs. Below you can find one of their favourite recipes â€“Â chocolate avocado mousse! This recipe will make six small tupperware serves (approx 100g each) and is perfect for school lunches! When frozen, it makes a delicious and healthy ice cream alternative, and you can also add probiotics or supergreens if desired.
Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Approx 18.6 grams of fat per serve
2 Ripe Avocados
180g Rice bran syrup or Maple syrup
30 g Raw, Coconut or rapadura sugar
1/2 tsp tamari
40 grams Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil (softened)
50 grams raw cacao powder
- Place avocado flesh into your food processor and blend for about five minutes until smooth. Scrape down the sides and repeat.
- Add remaining ingredients. Scrape down sides then mix for another 30 secs until theÂ mousse is totally smooth & glossy.
- Can be served immediately, cooled,or frozen. It can also be used as an alternative for cake icing!
An Early Childhood Educator who graduated with honours at QUT in Brisbane, Kathrine Robins is passionate about educating kids to lead healthier lives; a passion which Myra Dâ€™Costa similarly shares. As well as holding a Diploma in Community Services and a Bachelor of Social Science, Myra also works for a nutritional supplementation business. She is a big believer in giving back to her community, and was instrumental in running cooking classes for the underprivileged through the Aspley-based program â€˜Grandmaâ€™s Kitchenâ€™.
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