29 January - Burn Off Some Steam...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and in this week's newsletter we've got crafts, simple and healthy recipes, and gross motor skill activities to help your toddler burn off steam.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.
Fred's food of the week
Fred loves apples and yogurt. So, after reading about how to make a healthy spiced apple dip for toddlers, I knew he was going to like this recipe, and he does!
It's also a great and simple snack for a playdate or for morning tea. I always make sure to have sugarfree Greek yogurt in the house, and now I've got this yummy dip to make again and again.
Sarah's food of the week
Sarah loves baked veggies because they are so soft to eat. This Low-Carb Veggie Salad Bowl is great for the whole family, I just serve Sarah everything but the leavy greens (she only has 2.5 teeth so can't eat leaves).
You can also puree the veggies if you like and leave out the nuts when serving to little kids.
Craft of the week
Fred loves watching birds on our balcony, so I picked this easy craft for him - making a seed bomb for the local birdies.
It is really easy to make, all you need is seeds from local flowers and veggies, and paper.
Activity of the week
Struggling to get your toddler to sleep? Here are 39 indoor physical activities for toddlers who don't sleep well..
According to the article, the key to getting your toddler to sleep well is to let them be active throughout the day and burn off some steam. It includes lots of ideas for physical play working on gross motor skills.
Fred gets lots of stimulation from preschool, but on his off days it is fun to chase him around the house or play hide and seek with him.
Book of the week
I just love this coconut flour recipe book, Versatile Low Carb Coconut Flour Cookbook by Stephanie Smith.
It includes lots of ideas on what to make with coconut flour. Take this easy Coconut Flour Cheese Crackers for instance:
- 1/2-cup coconut flour
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Pinch of salt
- Spread cracker batter over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Place another piece of parchment paper on top of mixture and use a rolling pin to thinly spread batter. Gently pull off the top piece of paper.
- Bake crackers for 10 minutes. Take the crackers out of the oven and score them with a knife. Return to oven and continue to bake until they are lightly brown and crisp, 5-10 minutes
- Makes 32 crackers
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.