Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cooking with Toddlers

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year since I started this little blog. 31 post, 6532 views, and 1 lone follower later I'm glad your reading! I am not worried about the lone follower. I am Queen of stalk your blog w/o following. :) Clearly people are reading from the stats. But thank you, thank you, and thank you some more for reading!

So, I've talked a lot in past months about my new natural lifestyle. I've been pretty honest with the one area of struggle being FOOD. I do really well at cooking clean but I still crave sweets. Yes, I know about Whole 30 and No I'm not interested. :)

Any who, part of my tot school schedule was to cook with princess on Thursdays. I find myself trying to duplicate a healthy version of crap food. I thought I would share some of the easy things princess and I have done together this summer.

Pineapple Freeze Pops

1 fresh pineapple diced
1 cup of coconut milk beverage
splash of vanilla
2 TBSP raw honey

Toss everything in the blender and pour into mold of your choice. This was super easy to do with Layla Grayce. She tossed in the pineapple and the milk and I did the rest. I ordered these molds off amazon.

Banana Fudge Pops

1 banana

1 can full fat coconut milk (comes in a can, look in the Asian aisle)
1/2 cup coco
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla

Toss it all in the blender and pour in molds of your choice. Are we seeing a pattern here? She literally just turned two a couple of weeks ago. So we are keeping it simple folks. :) I got these molds from Target but Dollar Tree had pretty much the exact same molds.

Breakfast smoothies

1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of ice
1/2 pomegranate juice
fresh lemon juice

Toss it all in the blender and then sip away. :) You could totally make this a frozen treat too!

Homemade cheese crackers

Now this recipe is not my own. I originally saw it here. It's pretty easy, flour, cheese, butter, pinch of salt. They were amazingly delicious. When I made the cheese mixture I could of just eaten it with a spoon. It reminded me of velveta. Could it be possible, a healthy, chemical free version of velveta.... Now, it would of been 1,000 times easier to just roll these into cylinder logs and slice. I actually tried this but it was way boring to princess to just put the crackers on the cookie sheet. So I started rolling the dough and pulled out the cookie cutters. We were working on circles this week, so she used a circle cookie cutter. Here is a picture of the dough once it was all mixed.

I hope you get your little tot in the kitchen and whip up some deliciousness!