Last time, we talked about 7 lunch box classics that parents think are healthy, but are actually acidic and full of nasty processed ingredients and sugar.
One thing I mentioned is a secret I’ve picked up as a parent myself – kids won’t starve. Even if they don’t eat what you give them for one meal, pretty soon they’ll go ahead and eat when they’re hungry.
So you might as well give them nutrient-rich foods rather than the store-bought cookies, crackers, and chips many kids sadly subsist on.
Today’s recipe is a perfect example of that. Kids might look at them funny the first time, but once they try them – especially if they don’t have options like Doritos or Chips Ahoy lying around as an alternative – they’ll soon fall for these sweet treats.
They’re plenty sweet enough to serve as an after-dinner dessert, but they’re actually very alkaline and filled with nourishing ingredients. Kids will think they’re getting a special snack, when they’re actually getting a boost of energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
I’d love to hear what you and your kids think of them over on Facebook.
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Alkaline Sesame Sweet Treats
Makes 15-20 Balls
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3 tbsp. tahini
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (I prefer 6 drops of Medicine Flower Vanilla)
1 tbsp. of coconut sugar or liquid coconut nectar (I prefer the latter in this recipe)
4 drops stevia for sweetness (or add another 2 dates, totaling 8)
Place all ingredients other than 2 tbsp. of sesame seeds in a food processor, blend for a couple of minutes or until you see the oils extracted.
Next, place blended mixture in a mixing bowl. Add 2 tbsp. of sesame seeds to the mixture, and thoroughly mix with a spoon.
To form them into balls: Use an ice cream scooper, and scoop mixture into tightly packed little balls. Remove ball from scooper, then use your hands to tightly compact the sesame balls even more so that they stick together. Then, use white and/or black sesame seeds to roll on outside of balls (note – if you don’t have an ice cream scooper, just use your hands).
Optional Topper: In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 tbsp. of cacao with 1 tbsp. of liquid coconut nectar, and add a tsp. of coconut oil to harden the mixture. Place a small indent on top of sesame ball, place small cacao topper on sesame ball, and placed in refrigerator to harden.
Serve or pack in lunches and enjoy, they are delicious and your kids will love them!
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