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Tasty Treats for Tiny Tots: Kid-Approved Recipes

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Kid-approved recipes. They aren’t always easy to come by. That’s why we’ve rounded up not only a delicious collection of sweet treats, but also a couple of savory sides that will have your kids quoting Oliver Twist.

“More, please!” 

 

Kid-Approved Recipes: Savory Sides

These kid-approved recipes taste just right to adults too. So whether you’re feeding a passel of kiddos at a birthday party, or throwing something together for your family on a weeknight, these recipes round out any meal!

 

Cauliflower Tots

Cauliflower Tots
Perfect for lunch, even with picky eaters in the family!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Small head of cauliflower
  2. 1/4 C. Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  3. 1 Egg
  4. 1/4 C. Flaxseed meal
  5. 1 t. Kosher salt
  6. 1/4 t. Ground black pepper
  7. 1/2 t. Ground mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray mini-muffin pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Shred cauliflower (I use my food processor) and wring out any excess water with a towel.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan. Press mixture firmly with back of spoon.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Notes
  1. These cauliflower tots are kid-approved and a great way to get them to eat their veggies!
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Pizza Sticks

Pizza Sticks
For a new twist on an old favorite!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 C. Almond flour
  2. 2 t. Pizza seasoning (divided)
  3. 1/4 t. Garlic powder
  4. 1 t. Sea salt (divided)
  5. 1 T. Bacon grease (or coconut oil), melted
  6. 1 t. Sugar-free honey substitute (optional)
  7. 3 Eggs (divided)
  8. 2 T. Coconut flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, 1 1/2 t. pizza seasoning, garlic powder, 1/2 t. sea salt, bacon grease (or coconut oil) and honey (if using).
  4. In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs. Add to almond flour mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add 1 T. coconut flour and stir to combine.
  6. Allow the mixture to sit for a minute and then add the other T. of coconut flour. Stir to combine. The batter should be slightly sticky and easy to knead.
  7. Make a ball of dough and on a large, clean surface, roll dough using finger tips to make a long rope, about 1/2 inch thick in diameter.
  8. Carefully fold the long rope in half, so you have two pieces that are equal in size.
  9. Pinch the two tops together and start twisting the two pieces of dough together to make a twist. If the dough starts to crack, dampen your fingers with water and smooth out the cracks.
  10. Place the pizza twist/sticks onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg with 1 t. water.
  12. In another small bowl, add 1/2 t. pizza seasoning and 1/2 t. sea salt and mix to combine.
  13. Remove the twist/sticks from the oven and carefully turn them over. The bottom should be golden.
  14. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with seasoning mix.
  15. Increase oven heat to 375 degrees.
  16. Place the pizza twist/sticks back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  17. Remove and allow them to cool slightly before serving.
Notes
  1. Who doesn't love pizza?!? Better make a few batches because even the pickiest of kids will be asking for more of these yummy pizza sticks.
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Kid-Approved Recipes: Sweet Treats

You probably already know this about me–I’ve got an insatiable sweet tooth! So I can’t blame my kids for wanting something sweet every now and again too. These kid-approved recipes will satisfy any sweet tooth in your family–including your own! And they won’t sabotage your fat loss goals either!

 

Jackson’s Favorite Fruit Leather

Jackson's Favorite Fruit Leather
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Ingredients
  1. 5 peaches
  2. 1 T. Sugar-free honey substitute
Instructions
  1. If using an oven, preheat to 150 degrees.
  2. Cut and pit all peaches. (I left the skins on, but you can remove them if you prefer.)
  3. In a blender, mix the peaches into a smooth puree.
  4. Take a taste. If the mixture is on the tart side, add a small amount of sweetener.
  5. If you are using an oven, spread the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make sure it's as even as it can get.
  6. Bake for about 7 hours or until the mixture is a bit tacky. Check to see how easily it can pull away from the parchment.
  7. If you are using a dehydrator, line your trays with parchment.
  8. Set the dehydrator on 150 and run for about 7 hours.
Notes
  1. I got about 10 fruit rolls out of my batch. Jackson LOVES when I make this!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 C. Natural creamy peanut butter
  2. 3 T. Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  3. 1/16 t. Salt
  4. 1 Pinch of Stevia
  5. 16 oz. Dried coconut
  6. 2 T. Unsalted butter
  7. 1/4 C. Heavy cream
  8. 2 T. Xylitol
Instructions
  1. Combine cream, butter, cocoa, sugar substitutes and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Add the peanut butter and stir until incorporated.
  4. Toast the coconut flakes on a sheet pan for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Once toasted, fold into chocolate mixture until coated.
  6. Drop by T. onto wax paper or a silicone mat on a sheet pan, forming about 18 mounds.
  7. Allow to cool and harden. (Place in fridge if you need them to cool quickly.)
Notes
  1. These haystacks may be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to two weeks or frozen for up to 3 months.
  2. Serve cold or at room temperature.
  3. ENJOY!
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Blackberry Lime Sorbet

No Sugar Added Blackberry Lime Sorbet
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C. Fresh or frozen blackberries
  2. 3/4 C. Non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  3. Fresh lime juice (about 1/2 of a small lime)
  4. Stevia to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until just blended.
  2. Enjoy immediately or freeze in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
  3. Garnish with a few fresh blackberries or spiraled lime peel, if desired.
Notes
  1. This recipe works best with blackberries, but raspberries can be substituted. You will not get the best results with other types of berries.
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Microwave Apple Cobbler 

Microwave Apple Cobbler
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 C. Chopped apple
  2. Sugar-free syrup such as DaVinci's caramel, or water and sugar substitute of choice
  3. 1/2 t. Cinnamon
  4. 3 T. Almond meal
  5. 1 t. Butter
  6. Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put the chopped apple in a microwave-safe bowl or other container.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon over the apples and pour syrup to cover about half an inch.
  3. Cover and microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Remove the cover. Sprinkle almond meal over the top and add a pinch of salt, if desired.
  5. Add the chopped nuts, if you like.
  6. Dot with butter.
  7. Microwave, uncovered, for another 1 1/2 minutes.
Notes
  1. ENJOY!
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