Chocolate Caramel Matzah “Crack”ersThe Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. During the 8-day holiday, it is forbidden to eat leavened grains such as wheat, spelt, barley, oats, and rye. The reason for this is that in their haste to escape from Pharaoh and slavery in Egypt, the Jews did not have enough time to wait for bread to rise. Instead, they ate matzah, unleavened bread.
While matzah usually gets a bad rap for being dry, when combined with the proper ingredients, it turns into an addictive dessert that even my picky husband can't resist. This chocolate caramel matzah has become a yearly Passover tradition that the kids help make which gets them excited for the holiday. It's fun to include the kids in holiday baking so they learn about their familial traditions and make lasting memories (swipe to see the kids make it through the years!). Chag Sameach (Happy Holidays) to all who celebrate Pesach (Passover)!(Plant-Based) Easter Egg Charcuterie Board🐣 With the holidays approaching, I’m always looking for nutritious yet easy holiday-inspired snack ideas to feed my kids (and any guests that may stop by 🏃♂️ ). I’ve found snack plates to be such a great option to incorporate veggies into my kids’ diets while making it fun. In addition to veggies or fruits, I love adding a healthy fat (avocado from our homemade guacamole) and plant-based protein.
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💲Use promo code code LIVLAUGHCOOK25 to get 25% off your first order on eatNowadays.com.Easter Charcuterie BoardOne of my favorite ways to teach my kids about traditions & holidays is through food! A little snack art also gets my kids excited to try new veggies that they normally wouldn’t eat (hello bell peppers… we see you!)!
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🌱 On our charcuterie board we also used @thegoodbeansnacks crunchy chickpeas. We love that one serving has as much protein as almonds, as much fiber as two cups of broccoli and as much folate as three cups of spinach!Homemade Blender HummusCreamy and protein-rich, our homemade hummus is made with simple ingredients and comes together in a blender making cleanup a cinch! With canned chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and spices, this easy dip will become your new favorite go-to snack!(Plant-Based) Chicken & Waffle SkewersAs a vegetarian mama, I’m always looking for plant-based options to feed my kids that satisfy the following requirements:
😋 Tasty + kid approved (My picky 3 year old Sawyer won’t touch it otherwise)
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💲Use promo code code LIVLAUGHCOOK25 to get 25% off your first order on eatNowadays.comBanana SnowmenDuring the winter months when it’s too cold outside, I love making healthy snack activities with the kids inside. These banana snowmen use pantry items we usually have on hand, entertain the kids, and provide a nutritional snack.Strawberry Rose LollipopsReady for an easy Valentine's Day snack using strawberries and raisins? Kid-friendly and nutritious, this is a holiday-themed snack without any added sugars! Valentine’s Day is all about sweets + flowers, so I figured I’d combine the two into a healthy & fun snack that turns strawberries into roses, kids cups into flowerpots, raisins into soil, and reusable cake pop sticks into flower stems!Caprese Heart SkewersWith Valentine’s Day coming up, the candy snacks will be on overdrive, so I figured I’d make a holiday snack without all the sugars. Great for lunchboxes, holiday appetizers, or even an afternoon snack, these mozzarella, basil, and tomato skewers are easy to make and kid-friendly! If your kids aren’t into the flavors of basil, you can always substitute with spinach for a milder flavor!Apple NachosAn easy way to spice up snack time for the kids is to change the way a typical snack is presented. Watch as we level up our apples and peanut butter while getting the kids to eat superfood hemp seeds as well as vitamin rich pumpkin & sunflower seeds 😉Frozen Banana BitesI'm all about nutritious yet filling snacks for my kids that they can create with me. I find when the kids pitch in, it gets them more excited to eat the healthy foods we're making together. These frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites are a great snack option because they're rich in potassium from the bananas, protein from the peanut butter, and healthy fat from the superfood hemp hearts!Healthy Homemade Granola BarsHave you ever looked at the ingredients in store-bought granola bars? Generally, there are around 30 ingredients, half of which we don't quite know what they are, and always a load of added sugars. Homemade is such a great option because besides tasting delicious, you can see the simple and clean ingredients going into the bars. Made with sprouted rolled oats, protein-rich natural peanut butter and sweetened by pure honey, these bars will become your new favorite granola treats!Trail Mix Bites (No Bake)An easy and protein filled no-bake treat, these energy balls are an easy snack that can be made alongside your children. With basic pantry items, these bliss bites are gluten-free, vegan, and can be made nut-free if you substitute the nut butter with sunflower seed butter. They store beautifully in the fridge but I prefer the freezer so we always have some on hand!