Healthy Kids Treats
Treats always have a way of brightening up little faces - even fussy or picky eaters. It's also relatively easy to make healthy and nutritious versions of…
It’s hard to find healthy Halloween treats that are allergy friendly too, but these Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins tick all the boxes. Egg free and Gluten free, they’re rich in flavour, high in protein (won’t add to blood sugar spikes!) and nutritious with a whole cup on pumpkin in the batter. Decorate with melted dark chocolate or fun Halloween cupcake toppers for a festive feel.
A great way to get nutrient dense Tahini into your children’s diets, meet my new Chocolate Tahini Biscuits. Rich in calcium, zinc and iron these new ‘treats’ are perfect for school, fussy eaters and are a delicious vegan, plant-based treat. They sure tick a lot of boxes, why not give them a try and get the kids involved in rolling the dough and making the biscuit shapes for a sensory activity with a scrumptious end product.
These Pear Oat Bars are not only healthy and delicious but they’re the perfect recipe to get the little ones in the kitchen and helping Mum or Dad! The oats ensure the Bars are packed with fibre to keep tummies feeling fuller for longer. But my favourite part? The sweet aroma of pear and cinnamon filling my home when I pull them out of the oven. The only downside is having to wait for them to cool down before digging in!
My favourite protein-packed biscuits now supercharged with Almond Meal for an extra protein hit! Packed with fibre and potassium – these are a perfect snack or treat for kids who don’t like beans as they won’t even know that they’re there. Other than beans the other magic ingredient is unprocessed cacao powder, which is full of antioxidants and brings a rich chocolatey goodness. Guilt-free afternoon tea or after dinner treat, you’re welcome!
This recipe is for gut-healing, gelatin rich gummies that are delightful for adults and kids alike. Gelatin contains essential amino acids, aids in digestion as it contains glutamic acid and may help to strengthen bones, nails and hair. You’ll need some cute moulds to make these adorable and very nutritious goodies. Sooo good!
These chocolatey balls of goodness are packed with superfoods, greens and healthy fats. They make a delicious morning or afternoon tea – sweetened naturally with dates and banana. Rich in Magnesium and Zinc which both support healthy development in kids. A brilliant way to get kids to eat their kale with no resistance!
Beetroot Bliss Balls are one of my signature creations as they're a great way to increase veggie intake and disguise beetroot - a rich source of vitamin C, fibre and cancer-fighting phytonutrients. Plus it's a fun one to make with the kids 💜 With a combination of veggies, protein and healthy fats, these are a good snack option to have on hand these school holidays. For a school-friendly version you can swap almond meal for ground pumpkin seeds.
Cakes are a great thing to cook with kids, and cooking with kids is one of my number one tips to avoid fussy eating. So why not do some baking together this weekend? I guarantee your kids will love seeing their hands turn purple 💜 My Beetroot Red Velvet Mud Cake is a beetroot packed version of the much adored red velvet cakes. I’ve iced this beauty with a tasty ricotta frosting, which is high in protein and calcium so the whole family can indulge, guilt free!
Carrot cake is a very nostalgic treat for me as my mum always served it up at family celebrations when I was a child. Now my kids love this healthier version topped with macadamia cashew nut frosting when we have friends over for afternoon tea. Made from almond meal and eggs, this high-protein carrot muffin will not spike blood-sugar levels. Carrots are high in beta-carotene and fibre so they make a really nutritious main ingredient as well 🧡 🧡 🧡