The holidays are always so packed with yummy and endulgent foods and when you’re a mom is not always easy to say no to the kids. Especially if they are surrounded with candy and sweets at all the holiday parties. So I came up with this recipe that tricks my kiddos into thinking they are having candy when they are actually having dates! Yeap, dates! My kids eat dates and they love them! We call them snowballs, which is a nice holiday theme name but you can make these year round.
- 1 cup of dates (pitted)
- 1 cup of walnuts (or nut of your choice)
- 1 cup of shredded coconut (divided in 1/2 cup portions)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (or salt of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a food processor, add walnuts and pulsate until ground. It’s entirely up to you how fine you want the mixture, I prefer a chunky snowball so a medium chop works best for me.
- Add dates and pulsate until well incorporated, dates will start looking like a paste.
- Next add the rest of the ingredients (only 1/2 cup of coconut) and pulsate until incorporated and well mixed.
- Remove from food processor into a bowl.
- Knead with both hand to make balls, roll into desired size.
- Roll balls on the remaining shredded coconut.
- Refrigerate any leftovers in an air tight container.
Make you to give them a try! The kids love making these with me and they are so easy and not too many ingredients. Children are more likely to try new foods when you invite them into the kitchen to get involved in the process.
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A few weeks ago I was challenge to come up with a way to recycle a Chick-fil-A salad container. After a bit of brainstorming I came up with what I thought was an adorable idea, that I knew my daughter would love.
I made a fairy garden! I headed to my local Hobby Lobby and to my pleasant surprise they have about half an aisle in their floral section dedicated to fairies. From moss to tiny fixtures, I was in fairy heaven!
The beauty of this project is that you can include anything! Natural flowers you pick on a nature walk or just on your yard, artificial flowers to last longer. You can make your own tony furniture and fixtures if you’re feeling extra crafty.
Here’s the moss I used as base:
Once you have your container clean, lay your moss as much or as little as you want. Then start setting all the fixtures and decorations you want! I sent my kids to forage for some cute rocks and a couple bushes.
And this is my fairy garden!
I chose artificial flowers so it would last, I fell in love with the tiny wheelbarrow and the butterfly chair. I also made sure the butterfly was extra big as to give it a nice scale, fairy are much smaller thanbutterflies… Obviously 😜
Hope you found it helpful and next time you enjoy a delicious Chick-fil-A salad you think of all the possibilities!
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