Whenever I have the chance,
I get my nephew into the kitchen
to cook with me.
It’s a fun bonding activity +
it’s a great way to teach him about
eating healthy + it helps him try new foods!
Last week, he came over to my apartment
so instead of watching tv or playing a game,
we became chefs and whipped up these healthy treats!
First, we made chefs hats!
DIY Chef’s Hats
1. Tape approx 2 sheets of paper together
2. Color a design
3. Place the paper around your head, and tape it
to make a “chefs hat”. Voila!
Then, we made the healthy treats.
I swapped coconut oil
for butter, brown rice syrup for sugar (lower glycemic so it
wont make your kid jump off the walls and swapped almond butter instead of
marshmellow – protein packed and no sugar!)
Rice Krispies Treats
3 1/2 cups Brown Rice Krispies
1/2 cup chunky almond butter (or tahini if your kid is nut-free)
1/2 cup brown rice syrup (or coconut palm nectar or yacon syrup)
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
Optional: a few chocolate chips
1. Line a 8×8 inch square pan with parchment paper
2. In a large pot over low-medium heat, mix the brown rice syrup, coconut oil, almond butter, sea salt and vanilla extract. Stir well until combined and melted.
Evan was so excited to eat them, he almost started to eat them straight from the pan!
5. Place in freezer to set for approx 5-10 minutes then slice into squares. Serve at room temp.
Be healthy. Be fun. Be well.
P.S Check out the Chocolate Rice Krispies recipe version here.