I recently discovered that finding a healthy snack recipe is trickier than it sounds.
At first glance it looks like there are plenty of options.
But in reality most snacks either contain way too much sugar, flour, or other refined ingredients to be considered healthy, or they’re so light that they don’t satisfy for very long.
My growing toddler tugs at my legs every couple of hours to tell me that he’s hungry.
I swear, sometimes I feel like I can hardly get around to cleaning up from one meal before he’s asking for the next!
Since he loves all sweet things, I usually offer him some fruit in these situations.
But I began to notice that fruit just didn’t cut it anymore.
It might entertain him while he was eating it, but it usually still left him hungry and asking for more.
And while fruit is filled with lots of wonderful fiber and nutrients, I don’t want him to just eat fruit all day long.
So I went on a mission to find a healthy snack recipe that would hold him over a little longer.
Surprisingly, I found the answer by modifying the recipe for halva, a sweet tahini treat that I became obsessed with a few months ago.
The original version is too much like candy to eat all the time, but by modifying it I was able to create the perfect healthy snack recipe without too much effort.
Now halva has become a staple at my house, and I make it about once a week, changing the ingredients up to keep it interesting.
I posted the recipe on the blog. Click the link in my bio to try it yourself, and when you do, I'd love to hear what you chose to add!