Today I had the opportunity to do a television segment for Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta, because back to school is upon us and we want to give our kids a healthy start to the new school year. Well, I got you covered. Try out some of these recipes with your kids and see how going back school can be a fun and tasty experience for the whole family.
Here’s a few tips to get your kids into eating healthy:
1. Show the new ways to eat fruit and veggies: peanut butter on celery, hummus and red pepper slices, coconut milk with berries popsicle sticks
2. Get them involved in the process. Let them come up with healthy recipes ideas that incorporates more veggies .
3. Plant a garden.
4. Let them explore new fruits and veggies once a week. They don’t have to love it, just be open to trying new things.
5. Make eating healthy fun and not a chore. They are exploring and getting to know how to make good eating choices. So keep light.
If you want to check out the television footage just click this link: Good Day Atlanta Healthy Breakfast ideas .
Remember to always Set the Table with Love as you head into the new school year. 💕
Good Day Atlanta
Mango Berry Smoothie
1 Cup Mangoes, fresh or frozen, chopped
½ cup frozen blueberries
1-cup organic orange juice
A pinch of cinnamon
Add all the ingredients to the blender. Blend and Enjoy.
Serves two happy little campers
As a school snack or for the lunch box add this smoothie into a thermos keep drinks cool.
Coconut Chocolate Chip No Bake Granola Bars
1-½ cup raisins
½ cup maple syrup or (honey if not vegan)
½ cup creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup mini chocolate chips or (cacao chips, if vegan)
2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free, for any sensitivities
1. Process raisins in a food processor until small bits remain. You are looking for ”dough” like consistency.
2. Place the oats in a large saucepan with a tablespoon of liquid coconut oil and toast for 3 minutes on medium
heat. Add all the spices and stir.
3. Place oats and raisin “dough” a large mixing bowl – set aside.
4. Warm honey and nut butter or sunflower butter, if there is a nut allergy, in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir
and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the raisin “dough” to disperse throughout.
5. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8×8-inch baking dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or
parchment paper so they lift out easily.
6. Press down firmly until uniformly flattened. I use another piece of parchment paper over top of the granola and smooth flat with a spoon.
7. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let firm up in fridge or freezer for 20 minutes.
8. Remove bars from pan and cut into bars of your desire. I cut them into small squares or 2 inch logs. Store in an
airtight container for 3-4 days. If you freeze them they will last longer and you can pop them out the fridge and add
to your kids lunch boxes each morning or as a great after school snack. Note: IF THE BARS ARE TOO CRUMBLY,
ADD A LITTLE WATER TO MAKE THEM STICKY. IF TOO STICKY AT MORE OATS.
Fruit and Granola at the Bottom Yogurt Cups
1 small 4 oz. Mason jar with lid or 4 oz. BPA free recyclable plastic cup with lid
¼ cup granola
Few strawberries and frozen blueberries, or any fruit of your choice. I love to add frozen fruit, because it will keep the yogurt cool.
¼ cup Greek yogurt
A drizzle of honey, maple syrup, cacao chips or granola to add on top as garnish
Add the granola to the bottom of the jar. Top with your favorite fruit, then top with greek yogurt and garnish as you desire.
This is a great lunch box recipe and after school snack. For school I would suggest using a BPA free plastic cup with lid, instead of a jar class.