This pumpkin pie recipe is a serious winner. It has no added sugar, doesn’t require baking, and fits with many different dietary needs including vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo. It’s a recipe that lends to inclusion at the Thanksgiving table: those who can’t have some of the standard pumpkin pie ingredients like cream, eggs, and wheat can still enjoy this. And even if you don’t have any of those dietary needs, this pie is objectively delicious, and healthier for everyone given that it has no added sugar or refined grains. A standard slice of pumpkin pie has 5 to 6 teaspoons of added sugar in it, whereas this pie has no added sugar. Plus it’s easy to make and a good project to involve kids in.
This easy Brussels sprouts recipe results in tender, vibrantly green and flavorful sprouts. Often Brussels can be either tough or overcooked, making them either hard for young kids to chew or too mushy or bitter to be appreciated. By chopping them smaller, sauteeing them, and adding flavorful toppings, this recipe helps you avoid those pitfalls and bring out the best in the Brussels. It is so easy and quick to make on the stovetop, and is customizable to your family’s preferences. We love the “jeweled” version with pomegranate and walnuts shown here, but you can add a variety of other toppings either in addition or instead, like lemon juice, lemon zest, or shaved Parmesan cheese. Some kids may prefer them plain with no toppings, and that is a tasty option as well. No matter how you make them, they will add a pop of color and some wonderful nutrients to your holiday meals.
Many families have been doing more baking while home during the pandemic, and homemade treats can bring comfort during uncertain times. This is a fun activity to do with kids and it’s especially a win if what you make is also relatively healthy. We get a lot of questions about which sugars are best to use at home to improve the nutritional content of the treats.
Our No-Bake Chocolate Sesame Treats are favourites in our families and now in many of our readers’ families as well. They have no added sugar, are easy to make, and fit with many different dietary needs and preferences such as dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.