Vegan Comfort Foods For Toddlers
Parents are realizing the importance of vegan diets for their toddlers. So much of our food comes with additives and genetically modified properties – is it really a good idea to feed growing toddlers all of this?
The chemical compounds in today’s mass produced food have shown to cause diabetes, hormonal issues and insulin issues in growing children. The best way to combat the onset of such illnesses is to stick to a vegan, or all-natural, diet to raise healthy kids.
In today’s health conscious era, here’s a great way to make comfort food healthy, nutritious and safe for your kids – and you!
Beware: these treats are so good, they’ll become a household staple!
Banana French Toast
Everybody loves French toast! In fact, it’s a toddler favorite – sweet, soft and warm.
Take some gluten-free bread, slice it up and soak it in a batter of blended banana, almond milk and honey. When the toast has absorbed just the right amount of batter, place it on a non-stick pan and toast each side until golden brown.
You can serve these with nuts, caramelized bananas, and organic honey!
Mac and Cheese
This pioneer comfort food is a staple in homes since the world discovered the beauty of cheese and pasta.
When your toddler’s favorite pasta is ready, make this uber yummy sauce and top it off with bread crumbs, oregano and garlic powder before sticking it in the oven for a few minutes. Here’s how you make the “cheese” sauce:
- 2 cups potatoes (boiled)
- 1 teaspoon roasted garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard seed powder
- 1 teaspoon chickpea miso
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons of chopped yellow onion
- ½ cup unsalted cashew nuts (grinded)
Combine all ingredients in a blender on high, mix the blended mix into the pasta, and bake for a few minutes!
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Carrot cake and pancakes are two of the yummiest foods out there – now imagine merging them into one!
Healthy, yummy and so healthy, here’s what you have to do to whip up a batch of these scrumptious pancakes:
- Roast 1 cup of carrots and ¼ cup of cashews – then process them till smooth.
- Mix in 1/4th teaspoons of cinnamon and ginger, and a few pinches of nutmeg and clove powder.
- Add to a non-stick pan and cook each side till firm.
And for the frosting, combine 1/4th cup non-dairy yogurt, 1/3rd cup coconut cream, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, ¼ cup raw sugar/organic honey, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
Mix well and serve!
If you’re looking for more ways to keep your toddler engaged, healthy and happy, check out our blogs at 1st Birthday Gifts!