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Healthy Toddler-Approved Snacks

If you were part of this past weeks challenge group on Facebook, I promised you that I would leave you with a few recipes to help get you through this week and hopefully to propel you even further!

These are some of my favorite go-to recipes for those times when I’m craving a sweet snack and don’t want to eat high-glycemic junk with empty calories. And as a bonus, my toddler loves them too!

So without further ado, I give you my healthy, toddler-approved snacks!

  1. Healthy No-Bake Protein Cookies.

My son loves eating these for breakfast, and I love that they’re filling and jam packed with hidden greens and superfoods!

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup almond butter (you can find my favorite brand, here! I love it because it is sweetened only with honey and no bad stuff.)

2 cups oats

3 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds

1 scoop chocolate vegan Shakeology or protein powder of choice. (I’ve also done this with vanilla protein powder and a dash of cinnamon! Yummy!)

Melt the coconut oil and almond butter in a small saucepan on the stove. Mix oats, chia seeds, and protein together in a medium bowl. Add the melted oil mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir. Scoop onto a cookie sheet and toss in the freezer for a few minutes! That’s it! I store these in the fridge and make extra to keep for later in the freezer

2. Sweet Potato Mash.

This stuff seriously tastes like sweet potato pie without the crust. We love it as a side dish at dinner, or on it’s own as a mid-afternoon snack.

What you’ll need:

4-5 sweet potatoes

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (give or take a little depending on your taste preferences)

2 tbsp Earth Balance olive oil butter

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

You’ll need to peel the sweet potatoes. An easy way to do this is to boil them for roughly 15 minutes, then toss them into a large bowl of ice water. Leave them until they’re cool to the touch, then the peel should slide right off! Cut the potatoes into large cubes and toss back into the pot to boil again for about 20 minutes. Once soft, strain water and put the potatoes in a food processor or blender. Add the milk, butter, and pumpkin pie spice and blend on high until smooth and creamy!

3. Spinach Banana Muffins.

These make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert!

What you’ll need:

1 cup coconut flour

1 cup oat flour (puree oats to make your own oat flour)

3 extra ripe bananas

2 cups spinach

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup real maple syrup

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk

Optional- add a couple tablespoons of almond butter for extra moist muffins!

Mix all ingredients in a blender and pour into a greased muffin pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

I hope you guys love these recipes as much as my family does! Clean eating doesn’t have to be boring, you can still enjoy delicious treats without sacrificing your health!

Fit Mom Frahm

~Amber

Hey there! My name is Amber Frahm. I am the owner of Fit Mom Frahm, a wife to the coolest guy around, mom to two crazy little boys, holistic health nut, herbalist, and fitness influencer! Thank you so much for stopping by! Here you will find; fitness inspiration and guidance, healthy recipes, stories of faith and the chaos of motherhood, herbal medicine tips and tricks, and motivation to reach your healthy living goals! This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

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