Black Bean Donuts

It’s #nationaldonutday 🍩 and we couldn’t help but celebrate 🥳 While I certainly won’t turn down a donut ( custard filled donut with chocolate frosting to be exact ) sometimes it’s fun to make a healthier version at home!

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These are mini chocolate black bean donuts with yogurt frosting! You’d never guess there were beans in these delicious little things.

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 cup oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Put all ingredients minus chocolate chips in a food processor. Blend until completely smooth. Hand stir in the chips and spread into a greased a mini donut pan ( or a 8×8 baking dish ). Bake 16-18 minutes. Let cool completely and dip tops in yogurt. Sprinkle with sprinkles and enjoy!

Discovery Dish Review

Our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow 🌈 looks a lot like corn 🌽😄 I’m sharing about this below! I love trying out new products and sharing them with you all! I am often offered free things to try and I only share ones that I would buy myself. I love the idea and novelty of this plate and was excited to try it with my picky eaters!

You may have seen me share this plate I received to test out in my stories. It’s a capstone project for a group at Green River College. I love that they are so inspired to help parents of picky eaters make meal time a little easier!

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The idea of this plate was a total hit with my kids – A removable insert with a surprise to reveal underneath! I don’t like to use food as a reward so I kept the food that was placed underneath something that would normally be on their plate. Unfortunately my kids could not remove the cover so I wish there was a tab or something to make it easier to remove but they couldn’t wait to see what was under it!

The idea is that you place a food that is something that you want them to try and when they eat what is on top, they get what is below. I personally don’t force my kids to eat anything on their plate. I’ve found it really helps with my picky eaters being WAY more willing to try new things when there is no pressure or force. They ate what they wanted of the veggie rainbow and got to move on to their pot of gold!

Do you think your kids would love this plate? Let me know!

No Cook Lunch Idea

I pretty much never cook food for lunches – unless you count reheating leftovers in the microwave 😉 It makes it easier for me to throw stuff on a plate! I’m all about keeping it simple so here’s today’s super easy plates.

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🍓 Strawberries & blueberries
🥒 Cucumber & hummus
🥪 Sandwich sticks – whole wheat bread, cheddar cheese cubes, and @missionmeats turkey sticks

What’s your favorite thing to eat for lunch?

PINK Nice Cream

It doesn’t get much better than 💕 pink ice cream 🍦 with SPRINKLES!!! Unless it’s this pink nice cream made from just 1 frozen banana and 3/4 cup frozen pink dragon fruit, topped with fresh fruit, and sprinkled with blue made from sprouted quinoa and spirulina. Pretty amazing right?!? Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday too!

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Instant Pot Freezer Sweet Chili Chicken

Finally have a #freezerreadyfriday post for you again 🙌 And this one uses the @instantpotofficial and is SO easy and SO good. Seriously.

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Sweet Chili Chicken
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 can of unsweetened coconut milk
2 Tbs coconut aminos
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
Put all ingredients into a freezer bag and squish around until chicken is fully coated. Freeze! When you’re ready to eat it, get it out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge.
Cook on manual high for 8 minutes and quick pressure release. I like to take the chicken out an shred it and then turn the instant pot to the sauté function to let the sauce reduce. Takes about 5-8 minutes. Serve with rice and veggies or whatever sounds good 🤷‍♀️

Egg-cellent Lunch Idea

🐣 Peep peep 🐣 Did you catch my no fail way to hard boil eggs in my story today?! It’s so simple and they come out perfect every time! I love to serve eggs on avocado toast 🥑 My kids still haven’t warmed to the idea of an egg on top – which I happen to think makes it perfection 👌 So I tried making it cute with an adorable chick! They thought it was funny and still didn’t eat it, maybe one day 🤷‍♀️ So I happily ate it instead ☺️ Just a reminder that just because food looks cute, doesn’t mean your kids will even eat it!

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