Flowers are one of the easiest ways to present whole food in a way that children will love. Today’s Flower Power snack contains protein-packed egg and raw almond butter, as well as fresh red bell pepper, avocado, and apples for fiber.
You may have noticed the little bit of blue color on our egg – we used up our Easter Eggs to make this snack. (I know it’s August now, this photo was taken several months ago!) Use eggs as a healthy and colorful center to any flower. Then, add sliced veggies all around to build a beautiful plate!
Raw almond butter tastes great! We buy either Trader Joe’s or Maranatha brand, which are both made of only raw almonds! No hydrogenated vegetable oils or added sugars like regular peanut butter!
What is Paleo?
A paleo diet refers to consuming the following kinds of whole foods: lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats from sources like fresh fish, olive oil, avocado, etc. The word “paleo” is short for “paleolithic“, which refers to early prehistoric time when our ancient ancestors had access to certain foods available in nature as opposed to the Standard American Diet full of food options with lots of ingredients, additives, etc. Consuming these “basic” foods and avoiding highly processed stuff has been proven to lower blood sugar, increase an individual’s energy level, and provide anti-inflamatory benefits. Learn all about the paleo diet here. Although we do not live exclusively by this type of diet in our home, the more meals and snacks I can prepare for my kids using the best kinds of foods available for us, the better!
Fruit and Veggie Ingredient Substitutions for Flowers
sugar snap peas
clementine orange slices
. . . and the list goes on. Be creative!
If you liked this snack, check out our other flower snacks, and then take a look at some of our other paleo friendly kid snacks:
Breakfast Made Beautiful (would be paleo sans the cheese in the eggs)