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.
To balance out the Halloween festivities, we like to prepare a savory snack to start off with, like this Guac-enstein dip, which is a guacamole platter decorated like Frankenstein. Giving kids something healthy that isn’t sweet at the start of the evening on Halloween (or at a Halloween party) will take the edge off their hunger and prevent them from overdoing it with sweets. Also, if and when they do have candy, it will not be on an empty stomach. This will lower the overall glycemic effect of the sweets, meaning that they will not raise their blood sugar as much and will be less likely to cause a dramatic sugar high.
The many wonders and uses of Furikake–a Japanese seasoning perfect for adding an umami punch to rice, eggs, veggies, and more!