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  • #646
    Erin Loechner
    Keymaster

    Have any recommendations for healthy snacks your kids love? We’re all ears!

    #1009
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    We love pistachios! Keeps the hands busy taking the shells off and leaves room for fun conversations.

    #1110
    Erin Loechner
    Keymaster

    So good!!!

    #1214
    anonymous
    Participant

    I made a snack mix yesterday and little man had fun sorting and counting for our math activity. It wasn’t the healthiest likely…Rice Chex, Bugles, pretzels, Cheeze-its, and cashews with an all natural ranch seasoning blend. So good!

    #1267
    Erin Loechner
    Keymaster

    That sounds DELICIOUS!

    #2821
    anonymous
    Participant

    Smoothies!

    I lean on these when my Littles are poo-pooing fruits or veggies in their natural form ;)

    Also, coming from a half Japanese family, we have large sheets of nori (seaweed) in our home for sushi/temaki making. I like to cut shapes out of these sheets to give with other snacks. Food should be a bit fun, no?!

    #2938
    Erin Loechner
    Keymaster

    SUCH a goodie, Taurean – thanks for the tip! :)
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    #2971

    As Bee is reading over my shoulder, she’s insisting on me typing “Bars…ANY bar!” I was hoping she would say smoothie, seaweed, etc!

    Which is funny, because in about 15 years I’ll be stoked if she says Larabars…Z Bars and not snacks from, “Bars! ANY bar!” ;)

    Can I get an Amen?!? :)

    #4332
    anonymous
    Participant

    Every week or two I make a gigantic batch of these in the blender. Both the 11 month old and the 3.5 year old love them. They feel like they’re eating cake, but the sweetness is all from fruit. I like them, too, with a little cream cheese or maple syrup.

    It’s a forgiving enough recipe that if you want to swap out some carrot with zucchini or banana with applesauce, it still comes out fine. I eyeball most of the measurements with the markings on the blender so that I have fewer dishes afterward.

    2 cups whole wheat flour (I usually replace at least half of this with almond meal or quinoa flour, for a variety of protein)
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup sunflower or coconut oil
    1/2 cup dried dates, seeded and finely chopped into a paste (unless you have a serious blender, then you can skip the chopping)
    3 ripe bananas (1 1/4 cups)
    1 1/2 cups grated carrots (about 3 medium) (again, if you’ve got a Vitamix or something, you can just roughly chop instead of grating them)
    1/2 cup yogurt (Greek is ideal, but whatever you have is fine)
    2 eggs
    splash of vanilla

    Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin. This will make about 15 regular muffins, but I usually stretch it to 12 muffins and 24 mini muffins.

    Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

    In Vitamix, combine the bananas and carrots, dates, and oil. Add in the yogurt and the eggs. Add the flour mixture and stir until everything just comes together. Spoon into the prepared muffin tins.

    Bake for about 25-30 minutes (or 15ish minutes for mini muffins) or until a toothpick tests clean in the center of the cake.

    They only keep for a couple of days on the counter, but they’ll keep for a week in the fridge.

    #4496
    Erin Loechner
    Keymaster

    Alyssa! Sounds DELICIOUS! We can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for the recipe! :)

    #8958
    Caitlin Boulware
    Participant

    Sprouted Kitchen breakfast cookies are always a hit around here. Banana with almond butter and chocolate chips. Popcorn once the kids are old enough. Baby carrots and apples with cinnamon. “baby oranges” they can peel themselves. My kids love a cup of tea and helping me make it. Oatmeal banana muffins.

    #39862
    anonymous
    Participant

    This sounds amazing – looking this recipe up! I love making stuff in bulk and freezing or having on hand. Bran muffin mix in the fridge that keeps for 2 weeks, a triple batch of energy balls in the freezer (Oh She Glows has some tasty ones, as well as yummy “yolos” made of dates+PB dipped in dark chocolate!)…

    #52063
    Stephanie Finn
    Participant

    We made popsicles yesterday with Ultima Replenisher grape flavored electrolyte mix today. Tossed in a few frozen berries before placing in the freezer. Voila! So effortless.

    #55161
    anonymous
    Participant

    My kids are 8 and 5, and I just started doing ‘snack boxes’. Every morning, I put a variety of things in their box – pistachios, small turkey sticks, organic fruit pouches, rice cakes, etc. and usually a ‘treat’ like organic gummy bears. If we have muffins in the freezer I’ll sometimes include those as well. Then, throughout the day, the boys don’t even have to ask for snacks. They know if they’re hungry, they can get anything out of their own snack bin, fresh fruit, or cut up veggies from the fridge. It helps me decide once for the day, and I magically don’t hear ‘I’m hungry!’ every 4 seconds (which is THING haha).

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