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Healthy(er) Toddler Treats

I’ve found myself with a toddler who has a KILLER sweet tooth and funnily enough I’m not that into sweets, I’d take some crackers and dip over ice cream any day (cue the Boo’s!) Granted there are a lot of better packaged items now a days in terms of organic, local etc., but when it comes to making my own sweets for him I’ve been at a loss more often than not. These three are SO ridiculously simple I almost feel silly sharing but they always seem to be a hit so why not! Here are three time-saving, organic, non-dairy treat options for kids and parents alike.

Frozen Blueberry Bark

Take a couple handfuls of blueberries and place them on parchment paper or stick-free baking sheets. Take some non-dairy yogurt (we used Kite Hill brand Vanilla) and scoop it on top of the berries; proceed to mix the two items together until the berries are well coated. Place in freezer for at least a few hours. It will become like a chocolate bark so simply break it into pieces and enjoy! (I warned you….easy as pie..er, easy as bark.)IMG_3621

 

Candy Apples

Yet another easy treat that probably doesn’t even deserve the word “recipe” be attached but here we go. Cut apples into toddler-grabbable slices. Get some peanut butter and smooth onto slices, then sprinkle some chocolate chips: we used Enjoy Life brand dairy-free. If you have a nut allergy what I did for the other slices was take some agave syrup and put some dots on the apples where I wanted to place the chips. This works kind of like glue and adds the extra sweetness that the other slices with PB have.

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Chocolate Mousse

OK this one is more of a recipe so I’m not a COMPLETE foodie poser. For this recipe you will need:
1/4 C cocoa powder
1 avocado
1/4 C coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 tsp agave syrup or other sweetener like Stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the avocado in food processor or blender until smooth then add the other ingredients. We added chia seeds on top but you could put nuts, fruit, chocolate chips, whatever floats your mousse boats.IMG_3623

I hope you guys give these a try or get inspired to create something super-easy-cool and share with us. XO Chrissy

 

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