I am on a hunt!!
A true adventure, hunt, a quest if you will to find sugar-free, junk-free snacks for my toddler. I cannot believe how difficult it is to find on the go snacks for not only children, but adults also. When I say on the go snacks, I am thinking snacks that I can take with me on adventures that don’t have additives, chemicals, and processed sugar.
Children’s Food Doesn’t Help Children
Isn’t it so sad that companies are making snacks for children with processed chemicals that have been linked to ADHD, obesity, and cancer? I stood in the snack bar aisle the other day looking for a grab and go snack for my little one. I must have looked at the ingredients for 20+ different bars and we left with nothing.
So, I decided I will just have to make our own snacks for our family. Much like meal prepping, making our own snacks ahead of time will allow me to have healthy options on hand. More importantly, I will have snack options I can take with us for when we are out and about.
Simple Snacks for the Busy Mom
These chocolate brownie cacao balls were so simple to make and my little one loves them. A word of caution, although dates are a natural form of sugar and have vitamins and minerals, they are still a form of sugar. I opt for natural sweetness whenever possible, but I still limit the amount of sugar, even from fruit.
Anyways, these balls were made with simple ingredients. I added nuts and hemp seeds to the outside for an extra source of healthy fats and plant protein.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe and use what you already have in the house. It is really hard to mess this one up!
I hope to share with you more recipes we create along the way!
If you are looking for other toddler approved recipes, you can check out my No added sugar, no-dairy, gluten and egg free birthday cake here! These zucchini brownies (here) are perfect for both adults and toddlers!
No Bake Brownie Bites