Double Dipped Apples - 18 Months+
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (any nut butter can be used)
- ¼ cup avocado (about ¼ to ½ an avocado)
- ¼- ½ cup chocolate soy or almond milk (plain or vanilla can be substituted)
- ½ cup of whole grain cereal
This is a healthy and fun recipe to make with kids, they will love the double dipping. Start by cutting the avocado in half and remove the seed, the adult needs to do this part. Next scoop the green goodness form the avocado into a food processor, this is something older kids can help with. Puree until smooth. Next add in the nut butter and soy milk and puree again (continue to add soy milk until a smooth dip texture is achieved). Next add the cereal to a plastic bag and seal the bag. Crush the cereal by rolling a rolling pin over the bag a few times, kids will love this part. Lastly slice and core apples. This is something an adult will need to do. Set up the perfect double dipping station where kids can dip apples in the peanut butter dip first then the the crushed cereal. To pack in a lunch simply pack the apples, dip and crushed cereal in three different compartments or containers. Everyone loves dipping!
Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
-Apples are a wonderful first food for your baby. They are rich in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, Folate, potassium and calcium and very easy to digest.
-Peanut butter is full of all the things growing little ones need: Protein, Vitamin E, Magnesium, potassium, fiber and folic acid.
-Avocados are a wonderful "good fat" food for baby's brain and physical development. They contain valuable nutrients including folate, fiber, potassium, vitamin E; and iron.
This recipe is Vegan and Dairy-Free. It can be gluten free if gluten-free cereal is used.