Friday, June 28, 2013

Healthy Snack or Donut?

Here's a trick question for you? Do you think this treat is something you should feed your kids today for a snack before lunch?


Guess what? I do!
It looks like a donut, but look closer . . . it's an apple slice!
My kids were so excited about making this and we found the recipe from our new cookbook, Young Chefs by Christina Dymock. She did a great guest post last week, see it here http://www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com/2013/06/guest-post-on-teaching-young-chefs-by.html

How do you make them?
Core your apple, slice it in about 1/4 inch rings. Next spread with Hazelnut chocolate spread (Nuttella) and add a few sprinkles. My kids loved their donuts and I let them each have two! I figured even with two they didn't get a full serving of Nuttella (which still has plenty of sugar, so go easy!)

What other ideas do you have that substitute treats loaded with refined sugars and carbs? I'd love to hear them!