Let’s talk things that grow from the earth–specifically, fruits and vegetables. And now let’s talk kids–specifically, young kids. These are two things that traditionally do not go together all that well, or easily… until now. Today I’ve got the most delicious recipe–a healthy after-school snacks for kids that (GASP) they will actually love! Perfect for getting together those two aforementioned groups. 😉
And this recipe is so ridiculously easy, you can whip it together within five minutes and have it ready for any time of day or night!
Let’s start with the Basics:
First things first, you should know that this is super simple, and while the ingredients for the dip are set, you can use different types of fruit. We used apples and grapes, but I would imagine pineapple and mango would also be a good pairing with this, or any type of berry.
Let’s do this!
What You Need:
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 medium-sized banana, ripened but not overripe
- Apple slices and/or cleaned grapes
- Food processor
- 2 cups chia seeds and/or coconut flakes
What You Do:
Remember the part when I said this was ridiculously easy? This is where I prove it.
Put the yogurt, almond butter, banana and cinnamon into your food processor, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, or chill for 30 minutes if you like a cooler eating experience.
And… Voilà. Your kids are about to take in their RDA of fruit.
(Do you feel like Martha Stewart yet? Because I kinda did when I made this.)
Now Watch It!
And You Asked for It… So…
When I posted this recipe on my Instagram Stories over the weekend, so many of you reached out to ask about it, so here it is in shareable form!
A big thank you to AdventHealth for Children, who I’m partnering with to bring you all useful, simple mom hacks over the next few months! Partnering with trustworthy groups like this helps me to bring you useful content, along with the help and advice of experts.
And if you’re hungry (heh) for some more great and practical tips for instilling healthy eating habits in your kids at any age, be sure to check out Dr. Fals’ blog post here.
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