Roasted Carrot and Houmous Roll-Ups

After making my Carrot Hot Dogs I had the idea to use roasted carrot in these wrap roll-ups things.  My kids love wraps, but I find they’re much easier for them to eat if they’re rolled up and sliced into little bite-size pieces like this.  They love it!  I thought the carrots would go really well with houmous, and make these a very nutritious snack.  They also would work well for lunch boxes or kids’ party food!

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Carrot Hot Dog with Avocado

Hot dogs are something that my son has asked for because he sees them on TV (and he didn’t know what they were made of).  Of course we have to make them vegan, and we don’t eat a lot of faux meats, so carrot hot dogs are perfect!  They taste really nice, they’re healthy, they’re really simple to make, and they get the kids to eat vegetables!  I added mashed avocado to make it even more nutritious and because it’s yummy, but you can add more traditional toppings or whatever you like.  It is actually surprisingly like eating a hot dog!

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Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

So many people told me they liked my blueberry waffle recipe so I thought I’d post another one of my favourites, peanut butter and banana waffles.  I’m loving anything peanut butter and banana flavour recently, and this recipe is especially good.  The waffles have no added sugar, but have sweetness from the banana, so are great for kids.  I add maple syrup to my portion afterwards, but the kids like them without syrup.  The peanut butter adds protein and healthy fat to the waffles, and the banana adds fibre and vitamins, and makes them more filling.  Feel free to replace some of the flour with oats or oat flour if you like, like in my blueberry waffle recipe, it’s nice either way.  Try to use a peanut butter without added salt and sugar to make it as healthy as possible.  I like Meridian brand peanut butter, which is made with 100% roasted peanuts and is so so delicious!

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Ingredients:

(Makes about 12 waffles)

2 bananas

2 tbsp. peanut butter

2.5 cups of unsweetened soy milk (or other plant milk)

2.5 cups of self-raising flour

Extra peanut butter and banana to serve

Maple syrup to serve (optional)

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How it’s made:

Blend up the bananas, peanut butter and plant milk in a blender or food processor.

Whisk together the banana/peanut butter/milk mixture with the flour in a large bowl.

Cook in a waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions (they take about 5 minutes).

Serve with sliced banana, a dollop of peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup if you like.

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