For the third week of BM #42, I have chosen to highlight some kid friendly healthy snacks. For Day 1, here is a super healthy, sugar free, all natural snack idea which was a thumping success with the kids and adults alike.
Play around with the ingredients to get the right amount of sweetness to please your palate. Add more variety of nuts for this amazingly easy snack. The quinoa in there is not easily detectable.
So check it out for Day 1.
Recipe adapted from here
Quinoa, cooked 5-6 Tbsp
Dates, pitted 8-10
Almonds, raw handful
Peanuts, roasted handful (Or Chunky Peanut Butter)
Coconut powder 1/4 cup or more coarsely powdered nuts for rolling
Method Of Preparation -
Pulse the almonds and peanuts so they are coarsely crushed.
Set them aside and pulse the dates. Add in the warm cooked quinoa and make sure they are pulsed well together.
[I had to soak the dates in hot water for a few minutes to soften them]
Remove and mix the previously crushed nuts. Mix well and pinch small portions of the mixture.
Roll each of them in the form of laddus (balls), then roll them on powdered coconut (or powdered nuts) and allow them to cool. Refrigerate before serving.
Serve them as a snack.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42.
This would be part of "Kid's Delight - Healthy Snacks" happening here, which is an initiative of Srivalli.
Makes 16 laddus (1 inch)