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    Default Healthy snacks that actually taste good

    Hi I'm looking for recipes for healthy snacks that I can cook for my two year old. I keep,trying ones I find in magazines and they are so bland and tasteless and neither of us like them.

    Is there anything out there or do I need to accept that without heaps of butter/sugar things just taste boring?

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    There are sustitutes for things that ate healthier
    Eg, replace veg oil in cake recipe for apple sauce
    Sugar for agrave nectar or honey
    2 cups of white sr flour for 1 of white & 1of wholemeal
    Cream for greek yogurt

    That's just a few changes I have made


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    Bliss Balls

    Makes 24 balls

    Ingredients
    1 cup puffed millet, quinoa or rice
    1/3 cup sesame seeds
    1/3 cup sunflower seeds
    1 cup nuts, unsalted and chopped - almonds, cashews, brazil, hazelnuts, macadamias etc
    1 cup sulphur-free dried fruit chopped -apricots, apple, peaches, pear etc
    1/2 cup raw honey
    1/2 cup tahini
    1 cup either sesame seeds or coconut, extra

    Method
    Place all the dry ingredients in a food processor and mix together. Gradually add the tahini and the honey whilst the motor in processor is still running. Taste the mixture and adjust sweetness to your liking. Using wet hands take about 1 tbls of the mixture and roll into balls then coat in either sesame seeds or coconut. Store the balls in an airtight container.



    Protein balls:

    - 1/3 cup, ground Walnuts
    - 100 grams Almond meal
    - 200grams Lsa meal
    - 1/4 cup raw honey
    - 1 tablespoon Flaxseed oil
    - 200 grams Oatmeal, cooked
    - 5 medium Carrots grated
    - 1 28g Chia seeds

    Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix into little balls, bake in oven for ten minutes

    Or homemade guacamole/hummus/tzatiki with veggie sticks or rice cakes

    Or zuchini slice in mini muffin tins
    Or banana bread ( mine has butter but no sugar!)

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    We made zucchini chocolate cake! There is a bit of sugar in the one I made, so try googling for the healthiest recipe. Good way to get them eating some veg!

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    Subbing to make those bliss balls tomorrow.

    I make DS mini cheese and vegie muffins and freeze them - they are really good.

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    I made similar bliss balls today:

    Handful dates and sultanas
    Cup mixed nuts
    2 TB cocoa
    2TB honey or corn syrup
    1/4 cup shredded coconut

    Whizz in food processor. Shape into balls and roll in coconut.

    I'm trying these instead of chocolate when I want a sweet treat. They're yum.

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    These are pretty good, though I have to say they do taste a little 'weetbixy' and I hate weetbix. I had one and was a little *yuck* and then my 18 month old 'shared' with me and I can't refuse her and it was actually pretty nice. I think they're pretty healthy. They could do with some yummy icing, but that would defeat the purpose.

    Ps, the instructions that are missing is just to place them in the pan upside down on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing the pan, it helps to flatten them out a little, but mine were flat anyway. I made them in the silicone heart shaped muffin tray from K-Mart for Valentines day breaky.

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    Also, it's pretty simple, and not really skilled at all, but The kids and I LOVE sliced banana rolled in coconut. For a slightly naughtier treat, You can also buy 'moist coconut flakes' from woolies/Coles and its sweetened. Banana slices rolled in those flakes are just awesome. Out of this world!

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    Subscribing for the bliss and protein balls recipes.

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