Itâ€™s the eternal quest for a guilt-free snack, not just for your childâ€™s lunchbox, but for your own morning coffee break. Sound familiar? Super. Read on.
My sonâ€™s school has a great healthy eating policy designed to prevent their little bodies from consuming too much horrible processed and sugar-laden food. This is all good on Monday to Thursday, when fruit or a chopped carrot fits the bill perfectly for that desired sweetness. But come Friday, which is the one day they are allowed to bring in a treat, we are prone to getting caught out.
To prevent this, Iâ€™ve come up with a win-win.Â This recipe is free from gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Itâ€™s suitable for vegetarians and vegans too. It hasÂ a nice balance of low-GL carbs, with lots of fibre and excellent sources of healthy fats.Â The cacao nibs feel like youâ€™re being treated to chocolate chips but youâ€™re actually getting a very effective antioxidant alongside micronutrients galore. The little ones adore them because they think itâ€™s a treat. And it is, of course, but a good-for-you treatâ€¦ sssh.