Welcome to Kiddilicious: Our brand new series featuring quick, nourishing, and delicious recipes for kids( including fussy eaters). This series is brought to you with a dollop of love from your mom next door and curated with toppings of care by our team at Kidskintha!
MANGO COCONUT BITES
Toddlers are always hungry! They prefer having small portions but more frequently. Having healthy snacks handy is always a blessing. These yummy bite-sized balls have the goodness of fiber, nuts, and fruit. This recipe is very quick and easy to put together and requires no cooking. This is a super simple recipe, your ideal on-the-go snack and it is also a great way to keep your kids engaged in the kitchen.
WHAT YOU NEED
– 1 Katori powdered oats
– 1 Katori desiccated coconut
– 1/2 Katori powdered almonds and cashew nuts
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds
– 2 tablespoons mixed dried berries (raisins, blueberries, cranberries) cut into small pieces
– 4-6 dates ( puréed)
– 1 fresh mango pulp (sweeter varieties of mango like Alphanso work best)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Boil the dates for 3-4 minutes till they soften. Once it reaches room temperature, grind it in a mixer till you get a smooth thick paste.
2. Add in all the dry ingredients first in a bowl. Start with the powdered oats followed by the desiccated coconut, nuts powder, chia seeds, and chopped berries.
3. Add the dates puree and the mango pulp to this mixture.
4. Give it a good mix with a spoon till the entire mixture comes together.
5. If the mixture seems too dry, add some of the dates puree/ mango pulp. If it seems too wet, add in some desiccated coconut.
6. Refrigerate the mixture for 5-7 minutes. Roll it into bite-sized balls and cover it with some desiccated coconut. Rolling them into bite-size balls makes it easier for toddlers to self-feed.
7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.
* Dry fruits are known allergens. Please introduce each individually first, in the first half of the day before mixing them together.
* If you don’t have dried berries, your can skip them or replace them with prunes or black raisins.
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Saniya Seth Nair is a finance graduate and has worked as a content writer and sub-editor with leading publications. With a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old at home, she is soaked in motherhood in all its glory! She unravels the world of parenting with absolute hands-on experience and pens down its stardom and dust and everything in-between.