Kids Protein Balls
Its always a battle to get kids to try something new.
My eldest has been in and out of Occupational Feeding Therapy for the last couple of years. We just started up again in San Francisco, due to his texture issues and anxiety around food. He barely tries anything new and we have learned (and also gotten into a rut) with what he will eat. Kids need so much in the way of good fats and protein, especially boys who are always on the go.
My boys love the coconut balls because I usually put fruit in them or make them green like the HULK. They don't know the green stuff hiding in there, is spinach! They just think they are cool when they eat them.
The recipe is pretty easy. If you have an old cakepop machine like I do, even better! Otherwise just roll them with your hands and stick in a mini cupcake wrapper.
Here is what you will need:
4 large eggs
1/2 cup local raw honey
3 cups almond flour
1 /2 cup raw unsweetened coconut
1 cup raw coconut flour ( see www.Nuts.com for many organic options)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tsp coconut oil
Powdered sugar for rolling (optional)
1/2 cup chopped raspberries, banana, blueberries or whatever you like. You can even use peanut butter if you need even more good fats (great for kids developing brain)
Place your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Whip up your eggs and combine the lot. Once mealy and thicker in consistency, roll into a little ball, place in a cupcake wrapper and bake in the oven @ 350', until starting to brown. About 11 - 14 mins depending on your oven.
Tasty balls! Enjoy