Keeping The Kids Inspired!

By Mandy Mazliah from

This week, I’m back with more handy recipes that you can

put to good use this Nature’s Finest Multi-Tasking Day. 

Sometimes I feel like I have steam coming out of my ears, when I contemplate the various pick-up’s/drops off’s/packed lunches/after school snacks/clubs/play dates/meals/chores I have to coordinate – not to mention playing with my kids or listening to them read or practice their spellings! Finding little ways to save time and get two jobs done at the same time is essential.

It can feel difficult to manage everything life throws at us but with a bit of planning and a lot of multi-tasking we can feed, clothe and care for our kids with some time left over to have fun too.

Prune, almond and banana slices

  • 1 x 700g pot of Nature’s Finest prunes
  • 125g oats
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 1 x ripe banana, mashed

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Line a 20cm square cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Place all the ingredients in a good processor, mix and pulse for a few seconds at a time until well combined and just starting to break down. Don’t over mix it. Scrape out into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until firm to the touch and turning golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire cooling rack

Mandarin breakfast parfait (makes 2 large ones or 4 small ones)

  • 1 x 390g pot of Nature’s Finest mandarins
  • 1 x 500g pot of plain yogurt (I used dairy free)
  • Handful of granola

Place a layer of yogurt into a glass or small trifle dish, top with some granola and a layer of mandarins. Add another layer of yogurt and some more mandarins. If serving immediately top with more granola. If you’re saving for breakfast time add the final granola in the morning so it keeps its crunch.

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