Today was one of those mornings where my 4-year-old refused to eat breakfast. I went through the list of usual options: Oatmeal? Toast with peanut butter? Apple muffin with sesame butter? Fried egg with ketchup? He replied with a definitive, “No. Neverland!” (It’s his new expression.) So then I got creative.
Ginger ale, or ginger beer, is sweet, slightly spicy and totally refreshing on a hot summer’s day. We started making this last month when the temperatures soared to 40C. At the time, we were experimenting with making fruit wine, or country wine, from fresh cherries. The process of making wine and soda is almost the same in the initial stages. More on our wine experiment coming soon.
Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up! Apricots and dates give these tasty slices enough sweetness and flavor that no one will suspect they are sugar-free. I added hemp seeds to give an energy boost, but you can substitute sesame seeds or chopped sunflower seeds if that’s what you have on hand.
I made these delicious little no-bake chocolate cookies for my son’s fourth birthday. We brought them to daycare for the afternoon snack. They are nut- and sesame-free (so the kids in his group with allergies could eat them, too!)
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Cookies for breakfast? Absolutely! These cookies are high in fiber, low in fat, and contain 4 grams of protein each. Healthy and nutritious for breakfast whether you are at home or on the go. Kids love them, too!