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'Hippie Lane' and Kids Health

By Taline Gabrielian

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We chat to the wonderful Taline Gabrielian about all things Hippie Lane, recipe’s her children love and tips on how to make healthy lifestyle changes for your kids.

 

“It’s all about conscious eating in our home. I feel that it’s my responsibility to nourish my children so that they have every opportunity to grow and develop to their ful potential. I try to make it fun and luckily!, they are all for it .”

 

With nearly 250,000 followers, Taline Gabrielian is the real deal. An effortlessly chic mother of two beautiful kids, Taline is also founder of the hugely successful and delicious ‘Sweet Treat’ App – Hippie Lane. With a strong Instagram following, Taline’s recipes are in high demand. In addition to her recipe development, Taline has entered the wholesale market. She supplies her treats to a growing list of trendy cafes in Sydney.

 

1. Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m an active mum of two who is passionate about good food and health. I’m the type that likes to get through my whole to-do list in a day, and I fully commit myself to whatever project I have going on. I love the company of friends and family and am a loyal and sincere friend. I probably do too much and need to find a balance between work and rest. I love fashion and aesthetics and perhaps a little too addicted to travel.

2. What is your eating philosophy?

I don’t follow any strict diet guidelines, I prefer to take a balanced approach. I mostly eat a variety of fresh, unprocessed and ethically sourced food that’s free of gluten, dairy, GMO’s and refined sugar. I am big on greens and fresh plant-based foods and eat ethically sourced animal protein in moderation.

3. Have your children benefitted from this eating philosophy?

I think so, or at least I’d like to think so! I feel good knowing I feed them natural unprocessed food. I believe children are a product of their environment. If they see you embracing healthy habits, they’ll follow suite. I’ve never fussed over separate food options for kids and adults. I just fed my children what we ate and they took to it. I try to make it fun for them. When we make smoothies, we talk about fun ‘colours’ for different flavours. I try to make the food look appealing for them by creating patterns with their favourite fruits on the breakfast bowls. I can only hope that the effort I put it now will give them a healthy foundation to grow and develop to their full potential.

4.  How did your passion for nutrition come about?

Hippie Lane evolved from my own battle with food intolerances. In order to better my health, I needed to cut out eggs, flour, dairy and soy from my diet. Being the sweet tooth that I am, I was determined to find a way to create treats that I could eat without affecting my healing. Before I knew it, I had a bunch of delicious tasting recipes that were not only enjoyed by me, but also by my family and friends. I began to supply some treats to one of our cafés in Sydney and created an Instagram account where I would share photos of my creations to likeminded people. Fortunately there was a strong interest in my posts and a demand for my recipes. I now supply a range of Hippie Lane baked and raw treats to café’s around Sydney. I also have a recipe app, Hippie Lane, and a cookbook on the way.

5. What is your go-to recipe on a busy day for your kids?

I make smoothies for my kids when I’m in a rush. Takes 5 minutes flat and they love them. For lunch, I pan fry quinoa (which I always have pre-cooked in the fridge) and grated veg and toss through beans for a filling and nutritious lunch. The easiest dinner would have to be oven baked fish fillets with steamed & roast veggies. It doesn’t take a lot to choose healthy options, you just have to have the ingredients on hand to get it together.

6. What ingredients are a ‘must have’ for your fridge/pantry?

Quinoa, brown rice and breakfast grains are a must in the pantry as are seeds such as chia and sesame. I use nut butters everyday so I must have tahini, almond and peanut butter always. Tuna and beans are handy for an easy addition to lunch meals.

In the fridge, some basic fruits are a necessity along with a range of vegetables including zucchini, beetroot, carrot and broccoli. Rice milk for smoothies and breakfast, and hummus for everyday snacking.

7. What advice would you give to parents starting to make changes to a healthier lifestyle for their kids?

  • Eat more from the ground, i.e, fruit and veg. Ditch the packet food, or at least reduce it.
  • Limit your meat intake.
  • Cut up fruit and veg for morning tea snacks.
  • You can make veg appealing by adding a favourite dip like avo or hummus.
  • Think beyond bread for lunch by using grains such a brown rice, teff or quinoa as the base and add their favourite veg and protein additions with a simple garlic / olive oil dressing. 
  • Learn to use your blender and get smoothies into your kids.

8. Juices or smoothies? 

Smoothies! You can get a heap of nutrition in smoothies by adding superfood powders and seeds that you couldn’t get away with in juice.

9. What are some useful tips to substitute for the sugar cravings our kids have over the Christmas period and in general?

Make wholesome refined sugar treats to replace the traditional Christmas naughties. Raw treats are rich and filling, and a little goes a long way. There are plenty of recipes online and of course on my app, Hippie Lane. We Aussies are spoilt for our Christmas summers. Children have amazing summer fruits available to them thoroughout the festive season. Watermelon, pineapple and mango can satisfy just about any child! Make sure you prep ahead by having a bowl of cut fruit available in the fridge to assist your kids to make the healthier choice.

10. Can you please share a favourite recipe that your kids love with us?

Yes with pleasure. Here’s my 5 minute mousse for Kids Health Australia. Super easy and a crowd pleaser.

Reviewed by Taline Gabrielian 19 November 2015 references
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We chat to the wonderful Taline Gabrielian about all things Hippie Lane, recipe’s her children love and tips on how to make healthy lifestyle changes for your kids.

 

“It’s all about conscious eating in our home. I feel that it’s my responsibility to nourish my children so that they have every opportunity to grow and develop to their ful potential. I try to make it fun and luckily!, they are all for it .”

 

With nearly 250,000 followers, Taline Gabrielian is the real deal. An effortlessly chic mother of two beautiful kids, Taline is also founder of the hugely successful and delicious ‘Sweet Treat’ App – Hippie Lane. With a strong Instagram following, Taline’s recipes are in high demand. In addition to her recipe development, Taline has entered the wholesale market. She supplies her treats to a growing list of trendy cafes in Sydney.

 

1. Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m an active mum of two who is passionate about good food and health. I’m the type that likes to get through my whole to-do list in a day, and I fully commit myself to whatever project I have going on. I love the company of friends and family and am a loyal and sincere friend. I probably do too much and need to find a balance between work and rest. I love fashion and aesthetics and perhaps a little too addicted to travel.

2. What is your eating philosophy?

I don’t follow any strict diet guidelines, I prefer to take a balanced approach. I mostly eat a variety of fresh, unprocessed and ethically sourced food that’s free of gluten, dairy, GMO’s and refined sugar. I am big on greens and fresh plant-based foods and eat ethically sourced animal protein in moderation.

3. Have your children benefitted from this eating philosophy?

I think so, or at least I’d like to think so! I feel good knowing I feed them natural unprocessed food. I believe children are a product of their environment. If they see you embracing healthy habits, they’ll follow suite. I’ve never fussed over separate food options for kids and adults. I just fed my children what we ate and they took to it. I try to make it fun for them. When we make smoothies, we talk about fun ‘colours’ for different flavours. I try to make the food look appealing for them by creating patterns with their favourite fruits on the breakfast bowls. I can only hope that the effort I put it now will give them a healthy foundation to grow and develop to their full potential.

4.  How did your passion for nutrition come about?

Hippie Lane evolved from my own battle with food intolerances. In order to better my health, I needed to cut out eggs, flour, dairy and soy from my diet. Being the sweet tooth that I am, I was determined to find a way to create treats that I could eat without affecting my healing. Before I knew it, I had a bunch of delicious tasting recipes that were not only enjoyed by me, but also by my family and friends. I began to supply some treats to one of our cafés in Sydney and created an Instagram account where I would share photos of my creations to likeminded people. Fortunately there was a strong interest in my posts and a demand for my recipes. I now supply a range of Hippie Lane baked and raw treats to café’s around Sydney. I also have a recipe app, Hippie Lane, and a cookbook on the way.

5. What is your go-to recipe on a busy day for your kids?

I make smoothies for my kids when I’m in a rush. Takes 5 minutes flat and they love them. For lunch, I pan fry quinoa (which I always have pre-cooked in the fridge) and grated veg and toss through beans for a filling and nutritious lunch. The easiest dinner would have to be oven baked fish fillets with steamed & roast veggies. It doesn’t take a lot to choose healthy options, you just have to have the ingredients on hand to get it together.

6. What ingredients are a ‘must have’ for your fridge/pantry?

Quinoa, brown rice and breakfast grains are a must in the pantry as are seeds such as chia and sesame. I use nut butters everyday so I must have tahini, almond and peanut butter always. Tuna and beans are handy for an easy addition to lunch meals.

In the fridge, some basic fruits are a necessity along with a range of vegetables including zucchini, beetroot, carrot and broccoli. Rice milk for smoothies and breakfast, and hummus for everyday snacking.

7. What advice would you give to parents starting to make changes to a healthier lifestyle for their kids?

  • Eat more from the ground, i.e, fruit and veg. Ditch the packet food, or at least reduce it.
  • Limit your meat intake.
  • Cut up fruit and veg for morning tea snacks.
  • You can make veg appealing by adding a favourite dip like avo or hummus.
  • Think beyond bread for lunch by using grains such a brown rice, teff or quinoa as the base and add their favourite veg and protein additions with a simple garlic / olive oil dressing. 
  • Learn to use your blender and get smoothies into your kids.

8. Juices or smoothies? 

Smoothies! You can get a heap of nutrition in smoothies by adding superfood powders and seeds that you couldn’t get away with in juice.

9. What are some useful tips to substitute for the sugar cravings our kids have over the Christmas period and in general?

Make wholesome refined sugar treats to replace the traditional Christmas naughties. Raw treats are rich and filling, and a little goes a long way. There are plenty of recipes online and of course on my app, Hippie Lane. We Aussies are spoilt for our Christmas summers. Children have amazing summer fruits available to them thoroughout the festive season. Watermelon, pineapple and mango can satisfy just about any child! Make sure you prep ahead by having a bowl of cut fruit available in the fridge to assist your kids to make the healthier choice.

10. Can you please share a favourite recipe that your kids love with us?

Yes with pleasure. Here’s my 5 minute mousse for Kids Health Australia. Super easy and a crowd pleaser.

Reviewed by Lisa Kelly 19 November 2015
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This document has been developed and peer reviewed by a KIDS HEALTH Advisory Board Representative and is based on expert opinion and the available published literature at the time of review. Information contained in this document is not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

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