7 Aug - Turning Treats Into Snacks...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week is all about how to turn treats into snacks...
The family: Fred is a headstrong 2 year, 9 month old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 8 month old baby girl.
This week my kids enjoyed healthy baked snacks that I made using coconut flour and Stevia.
Sarah had her first piece of healthy cake, and she started saying Dada. Fred also discovered a new fun way to play.
Fred's favorite food of the week - Fred loves to bake cookies with me. This week we baked these Coconut and Oats Cookies. I always substitute plain flour with coconut flour, and use Stevia instead of sugar. This makes it an everyday snack instead of a treat.
These oats cookies are soft, yet crunchy from the coconut, and they taste amazing.
Sarah's favorite food of the week - We also baked this Gingerbread Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting, and Sarah loved the soft treat. Again I made it with coconut flour and Stevia.
It tastes like a Christmas treat, and the cream cheese frosting goes really well with the warmth of the ginger.
Fred's activity of the week - This week's favorite activity came about accidentally.
Fred was in the kitchen and came across our BBQ tongs. He then used the tongs to pick-up various things around the house, including his blocks.
I saw that he liked using the tong so we tried using it instead of a spoon in this Alphabet Color Sorting Game. He loved this activity.
Sarah's activity of the week - Sarah's a very vocal baby and loves to talk and chat in her own way.
I've noticed that she has been making dada sounds, and then my husband told me he's been teaching her to say dada.
I searched for more ways to extend her language skills and came across this great article by a speech therapist with Every Day Things You Can Do To Work On Baby's Language Skills. I try them while she sits in her high chair after eating.
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.