With two little ones aged 5 & 2, making sure they eat healthy sources of essential fatty acids, quality protein & good carbohydrates as well as a vital supply of vitamins & minerals can often be tricky.
Somehow over the past few years, my daughter Juliette has grown a very strong sweet tooth. Just like her daddy (that’s me :), she most often asks for food that triggers a sweet response in her tastebuds. I have come accept this as a good thing as it allows me to hide other key nutrients in sweet foods she otherwise would not eat. For example, my recipe for Raisin Walnut Chutney is full of amazing protein, omega 3 fats, calcium, iron and so much more AND Juliette eats it!
If the something sweet is based on a plant based food I process for my children in creative ways and is filled with other blood sugar stabilizing ingredients, I’m all for it.
If you’re kids are often picky eaters, give this recipe a try. Jacob and Juliette even eat the Swiss chard I wrap this recipe in and that is a HUGE bonus!
- 1 cup raisins
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup walnuts
- Soak the raisins for 1 hour in ½ cup of water then discard the water.
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Use as a topper to your favourite burgers, sandwiches, soups or salads.
- For a creative idea, serve the chutney inside a piece of Swiss chard with sliced carrots for an amazing lunch or snack.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator and consume within 3.
Do you have a kid friendly recipe you are having success with? Let me know below in the comments what it is. I would love to give it a try with my little guys – Oh Yeah!