It’s not always easy to get our kids to eat in the morning, especially before school. When my kids were smaller, I was always trying to think of healthy grab-n-go snacks they could munch on in the car going to, or coming from, school.
With some of us still getting adjusted to the new school year, we want to share the kinds of healthy, kid-friendly snacks and beverages that fit into the category of grab-n-go, and healthy. For example, a few weeks ago we shared this natural strawberry milk by nutritionist Anne Mauney.
Our latest recipe for healthy strawberry cookies was created by busy mom and dietitian Mitzi Dulan, the author of The Pinterest Diet. She raved about how much her daughters love these cookies. That’s a good sign!
These cookies are easy to make and can easily be frozen in for the convenience of just grabbing a couple at a time for early mornings, or after school snacks.
- 2 bananas, ripened
- 1 cup dates
- 2¼ cups California strawberries, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 scoop natural vanilla whey protein powder
- Non-stick baking spray
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.
- Remove pits from dates and place dates and bananas in blender.
- Transfer mixture to a large bowl and combine with coconut oil.
- Gently stir in the strawberries.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, chia seeds, coconut, cinnamon and protein powder. Add the bowl of dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir well.
- Roll the cookie batter into 2” balls and pat down gently. Bake 15-18 minutes.
- Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then finish cooling on a cooling rack.