via Snack Girl: It took me about 10 minutes to make low sugar blueberry jam and my kids even less time to eat it.
Blueberries are literally rolling into supermarkets and farmer’s markets (and if you are lucky you can go to a farm and pick some). You don’t have to make quarts of jam to enjoy it. In this recipe, I make 1 ½ cups from one pint of blueberries.
At my local grocery store, they were selling 2 pints of blueberries for $3 (what?). This means my jam was less expensive than the jam you can find on the shelf. It was certainly healthier.
Also, you don’t have to “can” or “process” the jam. You can put it in the fridge and it will remain good for up to 3 weeks.
Ordinarily, jam uses sugar to help firm it up into that great thick consistency that we love. Ball came out with a wonderful product called Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin that makes jam without sugar easy and delicious.
You can find it on Amazon and at hardware stores and supermarkets where they sell canning supplies.
I used it a few years ago in this post -Make Your Own Strawberry Jam (No Sugar Necessary) and have been wondering if it would work with blueberries.
Well it does! All you have to do is mash up the blueberries.
Then you heat with water and the no-sugar pectin and you have jam. I tasted mine after it came to a boil and decided to add one teaspoon of sugar (which is nothing in 1 ½ cups) to brighten the flavor.
It is amazing how little sugar you need to make something like fresh food taste wonderful.
If you want to make more, you will probably want to process the jars. Here is a pretty good YouTube video on canning:
I don’t have a canning jar rack. Instead, I use a set of tongs to lift the jars out of the water. It is easy once you get the hang of it.
Would you try this recipe?
Happy Peanut Butter Cookie Day!
Do your kids love eating peanut butter cookies? If so you might feel guilty to feed them with their favorite cookie due to the high sugar level and low nutrition value in it.
At Energise Kids, we believe that all parents are concerned about their kids’ health and well-being. Thus, looking for healthier kids’ recipes have always been one of our mission.
Today, we are bringing you a healthy kids cookie recipe to let your kids munch on their favorite snacks guilt-free.
If you liked this recipe, follow Energise Kids for more healthy cookie recipes for kids!
Cranberry is a super food that is great for all growing kids! Here are some benefits of cranberry for kids that you should know!
Cranberry is rich in Vitamin C and minerals such as manganese, potassium and copper! With only 1 cup of Cranberry, 20% of your kid’s daily value of vitamin C would be fulfilled.
Cranberry also contains high level of antioxidants such as flavonoids, proanthocyanins, and vitamin A which will help to strengthen your kids’ immune system!
If you are looking at recipes to prepare cranberry for kids, this cranberry dutch baby recipe is something that you should give a try!
We have discussed about why kids are becoming picky eaters and the things to take note of when your kids are fussy about their food.
Kids could become picky eaters due to numerous reasons.
Some kids are naturally extra sensitive to a certain smell, taste, or texture which cause them to dislike and even refuse to eat certain food.
Some kids on the other hand pick up the fussy eating habits by modeling their parents or other kids.
If you have troubles feeding picky eaters of yours, these kid-friendly vegan recipes that your kids will love! They are easy to prepare and are great for feeding picky eaters. Your kids may not even realize that they are vegan!
Approximately 1 in 100 people in the US are suffering from celiac disease. Are you and your kids one of them?
If your family is on a gluten-free diet, it could be a tough time for you to figure out what meals should you be preparing to your kids due to the limited choices of food ingredients.
Gluten free recipes for kids are especially hard to find when it comes to feeding picky eaters.
If you are looking for easy gluten free recipes for kids, this strawberry granola recipe is something you that need to keep in your list. It is perfect to be served as breakfast or snack for your healthy kids!
Grab the ingredients below to try out now!
Via Life Made Sweeter: Strawberry Granola
Mushrooms are neither fruits or vegetables. They are edible fungus that grow on woods or in grassy areas.
Mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrition which make them an excellent food choice to be fed to growing kids.
With low amount of fat, salt and carbohydrates, mushrooms offer abundant vitamin B along with essential minerals such as copper and potassium to keep our kids healthy.
Normal mushroom recipes for kids could be less appealing to our children due to its dull look in comparison to other colorful vegetables. If your kids are fussy on eating mushrooms, try serving them mushroom through creative snack recipes for kids instead!
This Mushroom Pizza Bites is a one of the must-try healthy mushroom recipes for kids that your kids might love. Grab the following ingredients and try it out now!
Spring is starting tomorrow! As the weather gets warmer, kids tend crave for unhealthy snacks such as potato chips, fries and ice cream.
Do your kids crave for unhealthy after school snacks? Don’t give in to their pleads and try preparing these healthy snacks for kids instead!
The following 5 snack recipes for kids are what they are going to love:
1. Sweet Potato Chips
2. Zucchini Fries
3. Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
4. Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Tots
5. Chocolate Chip Edible “Cookie Dough”
6. Baked Buffalo Wings
You will be surprised on how easily you can turn the most craved for unhealthy snacks into healthy snacks for kids!
Grab the ingredients listed in the recipes sheet below and try them out today!
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Posted by Tasty on Monday, January 15, 2018
Snacks are often used to satisfy kids’ hunger in between meals. It helps to prevent kids from overeating. It can also be used to supply vital nutrients that our kids need as they grow.
Preparing healthy snacks for kids regularly can instill a good eating habit in them. It will help them to develop a love of healthy diet early on that will shape their future eating patterns as adults. When they grow up, they would be more likely to choose healthy food choices, which leads to a lifetime of good health.
As health-conscious parents, we should make wiser choices when it comes to snack time. It should be a no-brainer for us to prepare healthy snacks for kids.
If you are looking for healthy snack recipes for your kids, these 4 Veggie Nuggets recipes are something you need to try!
Via My California Roots: Vegan Blueberry Muffins
It’s muffin day!!! Vegan blueberry muffin day, to be exact. With a crunchy crumb topping. #winning
I’m actually halfway joking because today is actually national banana bread day. But I already have a banana bread recipe on my site and I’ve been working on these muffins to share, so that’s what you get!
I’m pretty sure that blueberry muffins have to be America’s favorite muffin. I have no evidence to back that up, but my gut feeling is telling me I’m right. That’s all that matters, right? Who needs statistics when you have gut feelings?
But let’s be real – whenever I think of making muffins, the first thing that pops into my head is blueberry muffins. They’re so classic and never disappoint…. Unless they do. As you guys know, I like to do most of my baking vegan. I love the challenge, and it makes my sweet treats feel a little less guilty.
However, I’ve tried a lot of vegan blueberry muffins recipes that just didn’t turn out so well. It always felt like there was something missing. A lot of regular blueberry muffin recipes on the internet use sour cream for richness, and most vegan recipes just kind of left that richness out.
So, I set out to make my own. I don’t like to use any fake or chemically vegan products, so I tried to figure out what I could use to replace that rich sour cream flavor without resorting to using weird products. The answer? Cashew cream!
I’ve been loving cashew cream for everything lately. I even have a pesto that uses it coming soon! It really is amazing. It took this blueberry muffin recipe that I had been working on from mediocre to just fantastic.
For this recipe, I recommend using smaller blueberries if you can find them. I used the frozen organic wild blueberries from Trader Joe’s. Most organic berries will be smaller, so if you don’t already buy organic then there’s a good reason right there. Larger berries can make the muffins more crumbly, so definitely try to find smaller ones.
This recipe makes 18 tender, sweet, delicious vegan blueberry muffins. I know this sounds like a lot, but I promise you they will be gone in no time. I think this batch I made was gone in… 4 days. Four days! They just really don’t stick around long.