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    I have a good brownie recipe - they freeze really well and are great for a fast treat - I just cut them into little cubes and freeze them in storage bags. Or are you looking for a little bit healthy?

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    They have air pop corn machines at Target for $15 at the moment - they are the best thing ever, so easy, so cheap. It is like $1.00 for popping corn at the supermarket etc.

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    Air popped popcorn how do you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    They have air pop corn machines at Target for $15 at the moment - they are the best thing ever, so easy, so cheap. It is like $1.00 for popping corn at the supermarket etc.
    Does the machine use only popping corn and nothing else eg. Oil or butter? Does it come out better than pitting the corn in a brown paper bag in the microwave? I have only used the paper bag and whilst it's ok sometime not all the corn gets popped then some get burnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    Does the machine use only popping corn and nothing else eg. Oil or butter? Does it come out better than pitting the corn in a brown paper bag in the microwave? I have only used the paper bag and whilst it's ok sometime not all the corn gets popped then some get burnt.
    No butter or oil. Just air. They can get a bit burned, but not as many as the traditional way - and it is all about how long you keep it going for - you need to learn how it sounds when it is ready to stop - does that make sense? Like the popping slows and then you stop it before it burns.

    I really like them, they are very good.

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    Thanks for the ideas, beebs I'm more looking for recipes to substitute things like shapes and Le snacks, biscuits and museli bars etc

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    Trying to just gather an idea really of what to offer for morning teas and afternoon teas

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1991 View Post
    Thankyou! I have no idea what I'm doing when I look at packet food or what to look for
    Ok , it looks daunting but these are the things to watch out for - like I said it takes a few trips to the supermarket but soon you will be an expert!



    Additives to Avoid


    Colours
    102, 104, 107, 110, 122, 123, 124, 127, 129, 132, 133, 142, 143, 151, 155, 160b (Annatto), 173, 174, 175

    Preservatives and examples of foods they are in.

    Sorbates
    Cheese and cheese based products, dips, drinks.
    200, 201, 202, 203

    Benzoates Soft drinks, cordials, medicine
    210, 211, 212, 213, 216, 218

    Sulphites Dried fruits, cordials, juices and processed meats.
    220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227,228

    Nitrates Cured & processed meats (ham, bacon, hotdogs). They are prohibited for use in food for infants ( under 12 months). 249, 250, 251, 252

    Proprionates Bread and bakery products 280, 281, 282, 283

    Artificial Flavours
    All – they don’t have numbers

    Flavour Enhancers – Flavoured chips, corn chips, pop corn, flavoured savoury biscuits, instant noodle sachets, vegetable spreads,
    620-625 Glutames inc MSG
    627 Disodium Guanylate
    631 Disodium Inosinate
    635 Ribonucleotides
    Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP)

    Artificial Sweeteners
    Aspartame 951

    Fat
    Hydrogenated or Trans Fats

    Antioxidants – Often in oils and fats, baked goods, muesli and snack bars, biscuits and peanut butter.
    310, 311, 312, 319, 320, 321, 385

    Thickeners
    407, 466 Vegetable Gums– Cakes, slices, muffins, smoothies

    Anti-caking agents/ Emulsifiers
    431, 433, 435, 436, 530, 553, 900, 914

    Miscellaneous
    943a, 950, 952, 954, 1201, 1520, 1521

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    Default Trying to change from package foods to homemade

    Subbing. I've recently gone additive free for ds1 for behaviour reasons and am starting to see an improvement. I feel like I give him the same foods every day though that I know are ok as I still haven't quite got my head around reading labels.

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    LCM bars

    5 cups rice bubbles
    1 pack marshmallows
    80 grams butter

    Melt marshmallows and butter pour over rice bubbles mix until coated. (Sprinkle with 100's and 1000's if you have them. Can mix rice bubbles with coco pops)

    Put in a lined tin set in fridge

    Once set I cut in bars wrap in cling wrap and leave in fridge.

    Weetbix balls

    8 weetbix crushed
    1/2 cup coconut
    1 tin condensed milk
    3 tablespoons coco

    Mix all ingredients, roll into balls (easier if hands are slightly wet) set in fridge.

    I froze mine then dipped in melted chocolate and kept in freezer. Nice chocolate treat.

    Yogurt drops

    Place any yogurt you like in bite sized pieces on baking paper, pop in freezer.

    Can stick paddle pop sticks in yogurt tubs then freeze for frozen yogurt ice blocks.

    Not cooking but I send 1/2 tin of tuna and crackers some days, my daughter loves it!

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    2little2munch what sort of things are you now feeding him!


 

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