I personally just love apple crumble, or really any fruit crumble. It is nice and warming, crunchy on the top, soft at the bottom and the combination just creates a divine experience in the mouth.
Apple crumble is a GREAT treat for kids ! They love it.
Truth be told, children learn to eat what we serve them. Raising a sugar-free baby has multiple benefits and it is far easier than someone things. We will have a post soon about a mommy that raised her baby sugar-free and she got to a point where when her daughter tried chocolate cake for the first time, guess what! she didn’t like it! Which makes sense. Why? She never had it before. She didn’t know what this was.
And why does it matter? Well, have you ever struggled with your weight? Have you ever had to use will power to stop you from eating that chocolate? That sugary piece of cake. I personally have, many times. And yes I have seen photos of myself being an 11 month baby and my mum let’s me eat ice-cream.. And I feel sad. Really sad actually. Why give an 11 month old baby ice-cream? Processed milk, sugar, additives, artificial tastes and colours. NO! Do not give this to a baby. Not if it doesn’t ask for it. No, since it doesn’t know what this is yet. Who are you doing a favour? Who are you making happy? The baby or yourself?
Do not get me wrong. I am not saying deprive your kid from enjoying ice-cream. No. What I am saying is that there is no reason why a baby we have to force our baby to learn ice-cream yet because let’s be honest, it doesn’t get any benefit from it, but the contrary.
And the thing is that once you start with processed packaged treats, they are so addictive that there is no way back. Seriously. They always want more and more. There is no reason why you should negotiate with your child if they can have ‘sweets’ or not. They should have if that is what they want. But how amazing is it that we can make our own tasty ‘sweets’ without the junk. Not only without the junk but with beautiful nutrients.
There are many articles out there from experts to educate yourself as well as tips on how to raise sugar-free kids and you can have a look at the end of this post.
So now, the recipe!!!
2 apples (I used green ones because I love the bitterness)
1 1/2cup oats
1 cup almond or hazelnut meal
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
2 tablespoons raw honey or rice malt/maple syrup
2 teaspoons of cinnamon (one for the fruits and one for the topping)
at the fruit mixture you can add any type of berry like blackberries or you can even add sweet potato!
Articles on sugar-free:
January 11, 2016