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3 DIY Recipes to Make Mother’s Day Memorable

With Mother's Day just around the corner, you’re probably on the hunt for the perfect gift to show your mum just how much she means to you. This year, why not consider giving her a homemade gift? We’ve got three delicious options that her tastebuds will love as much as her gut – no blood-sugar spikes here!

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While store-bought gifts are always an option, there's something extra special about giving a homemade gift straight from the heart – not only are these gifts thoughtful and personal, but they're also great for the environment, and they take the pressure off getting into the shops before the crowds hit!

Why You Should Opt for Homemade this Mother’s Day

Personal Touch: There's nothing quite like receiving a gift that's been handmade with love. When you put time and effort into creating a homemade recipe gift for your mum, you're showing her just how much you care. Whether it's her favourite cookies, a jar of homemade jam, or a batch of comforting soup mix, a homemade recipe gift is a meaningful way to celebrate your mum on Mother's Day. 

Tailored to Her Tastes: One of the best things about homemade recipe gifts is that you can tailor them to your mum’s tastes and preferences. Does she have a sweet tooth? Whip up a batch of her favourite brownies. Is she a tea lover? Put together a homemade tea blend with her favourite herbs and spices. By customizing the recipe to suit her likes, you're ensuring that your gift will be something she truly enjoys. 

Environmentally Friendly: In a world where sustainability is becoming increasingly important, homemade recipe gifts are a great eco-friendly option. When you make a gift from scratch, you have control over the ingredients you use, which means you can opt for organic, locally sourced, or sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Plus, by giving homemade gifts, you're reducing the need for store-bought items that often come with excess packaging and waste. 

Budget-Friendly: Let's face it, celebrating Mother's Day can get expensive. Between flowers, cards, and gifts, the costs can quickly add up. Homemade recipe gifts offer a budget-friendly alternative that won't break the bank. With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create a thoughtful and heartfelt gift that's sure to put a smile on your mum’s face without emptying your wallet.

Quality Time Together: Making homemade recipe gifts can also be a fun and bonding experience for you and your mum. Spend an afternoon in the kitchen together, sharing stories, swapping recipes, and creating something delicious. Not only will you enjoy each other's company, but you'll also create lasting memories that you'll cherish for years to come.

Ideas for Homemade Recipe Gifts


Need some inspiration? Here are a few homemade recipe gift ideas to get you started:

Homemade Granola: Whip up a batch of homemade granola packed with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Package it in a pretty jar with a ribbon for a thoughtful and nutritious gift.

Herb-Infused Olive Oil: Create a custom herb-infused olive oil using fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or basil. It's perfect for adding flavour to salads, pasta dishes, or roasted veggies.

Homemade Spice Blends: Mix up a batch of homemade spice blends like taco seasoning, curry powder, or Italian herb blend. Package them in small jars with custom labels for a fun and flavourful gift.

DIY Bath Bombs: Treat your mum to a little pampering with homemade bath bombs. Made with simple ingredients like baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils, they're a luxurious and relaxing gift.

Homemade Soup Mix: Layer dry ingredients for your mum’s favourite soup in a mason jar, along with a recipe card. It's a thoughtful and comforting gift that's perfect for chilly nights.

This Mother's Day, skip the store-bought gifts and opt for something homemade instead. Whether you're baking cookies, blending tea, or mixing up bath bombs, a homemade recipe gift is a heartfelt way to show your mum just how much she means to you. Plus, it's good for the environment too!

That’s not all we’ve got for you – try three of our favourite recipes your mum will love!

Triple Peanut Butter Cookies

Crisp on the edges, soft in the middle, and bursting with peanut butter flavour, these cookies are a classic favourite. With just the right balance of sweetness and saltiness, they're perfect for satisfying any cookie craving.



Walnut + Miso Slow Bro Brownies

Rich, fudgy, and oh-so-chocolatey, these brownies are a decadent delight. Made with premium cocoa and plenty of butter, they're dense, moist, and utterly irresistible. Whether you enjoy them warm with a scoop of ice cream or straight from the pan, one bite and you'll be hooked.


Coconut Jam Slice

Layers of buttery shortbread, sweet coconut, and tangy jam come together in this delightful slice. With its crumbly base, chewy coconut topping, and fruity centre, it's a symphony of flavours and textures in every bite. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, it's a treat that's sure to please.


What we put on our plates is a major part of managing autoimmune diseases like MS. That's why we're inviting you to come join us for the 8-Week Program. You don’t have to buy exotic ingredients or splash your cash on new appliances; every tool you need, you’ve likely already got, and our ingredients are easily found at your local grocer. Because we know how challenging it can be to make a change in your life, and it’s the little things that make it that much easier (and fun!). Take a look at some of the exciting recipes members enjoy:

  • Kale + Cauliflower Curry Puffs
  • Raspberry Breakfast Muffins
  • Prawn + Mango Tacos
  • Swede + Cannellini Bean Soup
  • Minty Salmon Brain-Boosting Bowl
  • Savoury Crepes
  • Spiced Sicilian Stew

Homemade is the Antidote to Festive Wastefulness

While the tradition of gift-giving is a wonderful way to show appreciation, it often comes with a hidden cost to the environment. Many store-bought gifts are wrapped in layers of plastic and packaging, contributing to our growing waste problem. Not to mention, how many of these gifts end up collecting dust on a shelf or in a closet, unused and unloved? This Mother's Day, let's rethink our approach to gift-giving and consider a more eco-friendly alternative: homemade recipe gifts.

Think about the last time you received a store-bought gift. Chances are it came wrapped in plastic, nestled in a cardboard box, and adorned with a myriad of unnecessary packaging materials. From plastic bubble wrap to Styrofoam peanuts, the amount of waste generated by store-bought gifts is staggering. But the waste doesn't stop there. Consider the gifts themselves. How many times have you received something that didn't quite fit your style or taste? Maybe it was a scented candle when you prefer unscented, or a kitchen gadget that ended up collecting dust in a drawer. These unwanted gifts often end up in landfills, contributing to our ever-growing waste problem.

Homemade recipe gifts offer a sustainable alternative to traditional store-bought gifts. By making something from scratch, you have control over the ingredients and materials you use, reducing the need for excessive packaging and waste. Plus, homemade gifts are often more thoughtful and personal, showing your mum that you put time, effort, and love into creating something just for her.

Reducing Plastic Waste: One of the biggest contributors to waste in gift-giving is plastic. From plastic wrapping to plastic toys and trinkets, the use of plastic in store-bought gifts is pervasive. By opting for homemade recipe gifts, you can significantly reduce your plastic consumption. Instead of buying pre-packaged items, you can choose ingredients that come in recyclable or compostable packaging, or better yet, package your gift in reusable containers like glass jars or cloth bags. 

Avoiding Unwanted Gifts: Another benefit of homemade recipe gifts is that they're more likely to be appreciated and used by the recipient. When you take the time to tailor your gift to your mum’s tastes and preferences, you're ensuring that it's something she'll truly enjoy. Whether it's her favourite cookies, a batch of homemade jam, or a jar of soothing bath salts, homemade gifts are a thoughtful way to show your mum just how much

What you put on your plate plays a major role in your wellbeing, and we’ve put in the hard yards so you can enjoy the benefits of an extensive, wholistic program that covers everything from learning how to manage nutrition and mental health to social situations. Plus, our specially-designed app has streamlined features, 2500 recipes, 1:1 coaching and exclusive exercise courses to help you combat the cravings. When you join us for the 8-Week Program you’ll have exclusive access to expert guidance, nutritional planning and support every step of the way. Take a peek at what’s on offer:

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