Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Note on the next few recipes / Request

So my almost-2-year-old daughter has a serious sweet tooth. (I wonder where she gets it from!) I have been searching lately for recipes for sweets (cookies, muffins, etc.) that contain little or no sugar, and little to no butter or oil. One source that has been helpful is the book Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition, Feeding and Cooking for All Babies and Toddlers by Daina Kalnins and Joanne Saab. I'm posting here a few of the recipes I've found (some from that book and some from other sources): sweet treats that I also enjoy, and that I don't feel guilty about eating or feeding to my toddler.

I've been making tons of muffins. I've found that they freeze very well; I typically have a bag of muffins in the freezer so that I can pop one in the microwave for 30 seconds and have a quick snack or breakfast. If anyone is interested in more muffin recipes than these (I've posted two), let me know and I'll be happy to pass on some of the other keepers I've found.

If you have any other recipes for healthy snacks and treats (preferably toddler-friendly), please post them! I'd love to see them...


Abby Hanson said...

Try these peanut butter crunch snack balls!

Alicia said...

Awesome! I always need low sugar recipes because my family LOVES sweets. The only thing that came to mind was a recipe I posted a bit ago that you probably already saw, but here it is anyway. If you have any really good keepers, I'd love to see them!

Alicia said...

I don't remember if I put this in the recipe for the muffins I mentioned above, but I just made them today since I had a ton of carrots and zucchini. I halved the sugar and oil because I thought it was too much. That will keep down the sugar and oil for your daughter as well. They were plenty sweet!!