Pictured above, these have been a favourite in our house since last year when I first needed to find nut-free snacks for preschool. They are quite crumbly, but the boys don't mind, and I love that they are naturally sweetened with far less sweetener than any granola bar you would buy in a grocery store.
Alright, so I didn't follow this recipe exactly, but I used it for inspiration for a way to use some leftover blackberry syrup I had. The boys think they're eating candy!
You might think I'm crackers to do all that rolling and cutting, but homemade crackers really aren't that hard to make! When you look at the price of a box of crackers in the grocery store, it really makes sense to make your own. Plus, if you're very ambitious, you can even cut them into fun shapes!
Banana Date Muffins (Living Life with Food )
These are another favourite in our house. Completely whole wheat and sweetened only with applesauce, bananas, and dates, you can feel good about feeding these to your kids, or enjoying them yourself. Again, I omit the nuts when I send them to school, but if you don't have any such restrictions leave them in for added texture. (Click on the link for an image, mine were already in the freezer)
These were a big hit in my house. I will definitely be doubling the recipe next time! I used ground chicken for ease of processing, and bread crumbs instead of Panko because it's cheaper when you make your own. I served this with a simple honey-mustard sauce of two parts mayo to one part honey, and one part mustard.
All this will be accompanied by a generous serving of fruits and vegetables, of course!