Recipe: Kid Snack Attack

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“Mom!!! I’m hungry!” No matter the age, children seem to never stop eating but that is no problem for you because you are a super parent and keep their bodies fueled on healthy snacks. Check out our latest two recipe options from Courtney!

By Courtney Violet Bentley

 

Quick and easy snacks are essential for a healthy household. With the play dates, school assignments and sports practices taking over your life sometimes eating a well balanced diet gets over run with more convenient items such as granola bars and crisps.

Having a few snacks pre-made and one that can turn into a child activity will instill healthy habits and give your kids the nutrition they lack from processed foods. Not only will you significantly cut down on the sugar but you will increase the vitamins and minerals not normally found in traditional kid snacks.

 

5 Ingredient Banana Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: almond slices, dried cranberries, ground flaxseed, and non sugar coconut shreds.

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While oven is preheating, line muffin tin with coconut oil. Blend all the ingredients into a blender until smooth. Add optional toppings. Evenly distribute mixture into tins; aim for 12 mini muffins or 6 larger muffins. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

One serving is 2 small muffins or 1 large.

 

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized avocados, ripe
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder, raw
  • 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender except for the chia seeds until smooth. Once smooth place into 4 small bowls and mix in chia seeds. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or so and enjoy!

 

You can pack these snacks in your child’s lunchbox or keep them beside the cut up fruits and veggie sticks at their eye level in the fridge so they reach for these snack options versus convenience foods when they arrive home or crave a bite to eat!

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