Homemade Chocolate Syrup (no refined sugar!)

One of my favorite drinks as a kid was chocolate milk. All kids love chocolate milk and once they get a little older and understand that there's actually a chocolatey syrup that you can put in your milk and make it so much more delicious!

Here is a recipe that has no refined sugars, is great to mix with a small cold glass of organic milk (a great grass-fed brand is Nature's Way).

You'll need:
1/2 C cocoa powder
1/4 C pure maple syrup
1/3 C water
1/2 TSP vanilla extract 

- over med heat, mix water and maple syrup in small stainless steel saucepan 
- once heated, turn to low
- whisk in cocoa powder
- remove from heat
- add vanilla
- let cool in small bowl or mason jar


Foods that are Best for Your Growing Toddler

What Foods are Best for Baby?

Carmelized Onion & Soft Boiled Egg With Rice

I know what you're thinking. This sounds like something off the menu at a gourmet restaurant. Am I losing it? Do I actually think your toddler will eat this?

Yes, and yes!

My little one would eat rice and pasta all day everyday. That was pretty much my biggest nightmare as a new mom... Or my health conscious crunchy granola hippie alter-ego.



Spinach & Meatball Rice

My picky eater loves rice. Rice is something I add lots of butter (KerryGold) to for his good fats. I recently started hiding all sorts of veggies in it. Here is a favorite of his: Spinach & Meatball!

Grass-fed local ground beef is used in my classic meatball recipe, cooked thoroughly. The spinach is organic baby spinach, diced & sautéed. Note: spinach is a choking hazard so make sure to dice!

So on those nights when your children only want to eat f***ing roll...give this a try!