Eat Yourself Whole
In our house, when things get hectic, I often announce it’s time to bake! My 3 year old loves to cook and there’s a lovely sense of order that comes from methodically working through a recipe together. We have recently embarked on a whole foods philosophy in our house, not to be virtuous, but out of genuine interest in seeing if it affects my son’s moods. He’s a busy 3 year old, and a fussy eater (though I’d never tell him that), so the hunger meltdowns are common in our house. We are 4 weeks in and I am convinced we have a more even-keeled child on our hands so I’m really excited to see where this journey takes us. Here is a great little, super easy, recipe to try when something sweet is in order.
Date & Cashew Bars
1 ½ cups raw cashews
8 medjool dates (pits removed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs coconut oil or water
Grind cashews in a food processor until fine, add remaining ingredients and pulse until a dough forms. Press mixture into a flattened log shape on a parchment lined tray. Refrigerate until firm, then slice into bars.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!