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Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

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Wednesdays are the day I have to do a lot of running around after kids so I’ve adopted “slow cooker Wednesday”. I get a huge feeling of satisfaction the entire day, feeling proud of myself for being so organised and having dinner already cooking! And the smells from the kitchen make the meal a whole other level of yumminess.

This chicken drumsticks recipe is one of the easiest of all and it tastes amazing. It’s a unanimous family favourite.

For an easy meal, serve with packet pasta or rice mix or seasoned roast potatoes from the freezer section. If you have more time, roast some potatoes and steam some veggies.

Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsicks

Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsicks


  • 1-2kgs chicken drumsticks*
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • *(depending on how many your family will eat but they also make great leftovers for sandwiches the next day)


  1. Place chicken drumsticks in slow cooker.
  2. Mix all other ingredients in small bowl.
  3. Pour mixture over chicken legs.
  4. Cook on high 4 hours/low 6-8 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Place drumsticks on a tray under broiler for a couple minutes if you would like to brown the drumsticks a little.

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Freezer Friendly Lunchbox Recipies

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I have a new (school) year resolution – that is to bake more items for school lunches – thereby making mornings easier, kids eat healthier and get more of a variety of yummy, homemade food in their lunchboxes.

This is what I am baking and making this week:

Cheese and Bacon scrolls

Ham & Zucchini Pikelets

Zucchini, Corn and Cheddar loaf

Banana and Raspberry bread

Milo and Coconut cookies

Spinach, Corn and Feta muffins

Apple and Pear Muffins

Here are some other websites I’ve come across with a load of other ideas.

If you have any of your own I’d love to hear about them!


And even more on Pinterest!


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Recipe: Overnight Spelt Pancakes

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. Thanks so much to Aaryan Smith Naturopathy & Remedial Massage for this great recipe, just in time for Father’s Day!

Overnight Spelt Pancakes


I’ve shared this recipe in time for Father’s Day. Soaking your flours overnight breaks the phytic acid down in the bran component of the grain making it easier to digest reducing bloating and other nasty signs of indigestion. It also increases the vitamin content and provides Lactobacilli. All over the world, grains have traditionally been prepared by soaking them in a similiar method to this meaning this is no new trend.


2 cups of wholemeal spelt
2 cups of natural yoghurt
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 organic eggs
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 small banana
Additional water

Combine spelt flour with yogurt in a bowl and leave in a warm place overnight covered with cling wrap to stop insects!

In the morning place in a mixmaster with the rest of the ingredients and mix on low until combined well. I added approximately 1/2cup of water to get the desired consistency. You want the batter runny enough to enable it to be easily poured onto the frypan. At this point you could stir through some blueberries but I used banana as I had some very ripe bananas that needed to be used.

Your pancakes are ready to cook now. Keep in mind they take a little longer to prepare than traditional pancakes but your tummy will thank you for your patience later.

Serve with real maple syrup (not imitation), fresh berries, sliced banana, seasonal fruit, toasted almonds, fresh cream or yoghurt. Let the kids decorate the pancakes for Dad.


Happy Father’s Day Dads

*Aaryan is available for consultations*

0414 344 865


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Kids Recipe #6 from Go4Fun

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chickpeaThis recipe idea brought to you by Go4Fun Coffs Harbour!

Chickpea Crunchies

Chickpea crunchies make for a healthy, protein filled snack that you and your family can enjoy on the run! Use for lunchbox fillers; keep in an airtight container in your car for unexpected hunger cravings, or toss through salad for added crunch.


400g chickpeas, drained & rinsed

Salt & pepper or any other herbs + spices that you enjoy such as paprika, garlic powder, cumin, chili etc.


  • Preheat oven to 180° Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place chickpeas on prepared tray. Sprinkle with spices and toss gently to coat.
  • Roast for about 1 hour or until golden & crispy. Cool on baking tray. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Go4Fun is a family-based healthy lifestyle program that aims to teach parents and their kids about the importance of being active and healthy. If you have a child who would benefit from learning more about making healthy lifestyle choices then please check out our website or call 1800 780 900 for more information.



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