It seems like kids have sweets thrown at them from everywhere these days. Get a haircut? Have a lollypop! Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, a birthday at school….come home with a loot bag full of candy!
So how do you manage treats and desserts for your kids at home? There seem to be two options, without something in between:
But I’m not advocating for the free-for all approach either. Somewhere there must be...
I love having a stock of muffins in the freezer for school lunches. And these mini-muffins are also the perfect size for little hands. I've added a bit of fortified infant cereal to replace some flour for added iron, which is optional. With the extra iron plus the berries & avocado, these are a nutritious snack for you and your little ones!
1.5 cups flour
½ cup fortified infant cereal if you're feeding a Babyled Weaner (or extra flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 ripe avocado, peel and pit removed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Disclosure: I am happy to bring you this sponsored post today, thanks to Alberta Milk. All thoughts are my own.
Happy Valentine's Day! Speaking of love.......does food = love for you?
Often food is often equated with love. And this can be a beautiful relationship!
These are all fantastic ways to love food! But learning to equate food with love is not always a good thing. It causes some of us to turn to food for comfort when we're depressed or lonely. This can result overeating and guilt.
As a parent, we hope to raise kids who have a healthy relationship with food. This will help prevent picky eating in young kids, disordered eating and struggles with weight later on.
While your kids need nutrients to grow - it's just as important that you as a parent help them...