When dealing with the discerning appetites of little kids, presentation can make all the difference. Instead of sticks and cubes, cut fruits and veggies into stars or triangles to encourage kids to eat them. You can also morph a lackluster, rectangular granola bar into fun, bite-sized balls, like in this recipe. These tasty, nutrient-rich protein balls won’t bounce when they hit the floor like your little one’s favorite toy, but they can be tossed into a lunchbox for healthy, satisfying snack.
- In food processor, combine oats, sunflower butter, flax, protein and pulse. Add water if needed to moisten batter. Pour in mini chocolate chips and pulse to distribute into batter.
- Scoop out 1 Tbsp. at a time and roll into balls.
- Store in fridge for 3-4 days or freeze.