Getting my two kids to eat healthy has become a challenge.
Especially now they are influenced by their environment outside of home. I find them becoming even more fussy eaters.
They are constantly bombarded with unhealthy foods everywhere. At the supermarkets, our local village shops/cafe,parties, other social events and at school. And even at church…no surprise here!!
So I find ways to incorporate vegetables in everything I make at home. In soups, stews, pasta sauces, juices, smoothies, cakes and breads. And because all of my cooking is done from scratch, I get to add as much or as little vegetables and other health benefiting ingredients to my dishes. Sometimes they know what’s in them, sometimes they don’t have a clue. Either way it gets eaten. And that’s my goal..!
Like these seriously scrumptious Gluten Free Chocolate Beetroot & Flaxseed Mini Cakes I made today.
They are so children friendly because they are made with coconut sugar which is much healthier than refined caster sugar. Even though its healthier, I tend to use less sugar when I’m baking for the kids.
And may I say that they are Hormones Friendly too. So I could have one if I like too..!
Oh and they are ever so easy to make. Because I had three steamed beetroot in the fridge which I cooked last Sunday, I was able to whipped them up in just about 25 minutes.
The kids didn’t know it was made with beetroot until I told my daughter she was eating beetroot. Its one of her most disliked vegetables ever.
“Mum I couldn’t imagine its made with beetroot, its the best chocolate cake ever”she said. She helped herself to two of them. And I caught her pinching a third…!
125 g Coconut sugar
125 g Real butter chopped in cubes
3 medium size steamed beetroot
200 g Gluten free all purpose self rising flour
25 g Flaxseed – grounded
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp baking powder
3 heap table spoons raw cocoa powder
100 g dark chocolate melted
Chocolate chip optional
How to make
Preheat the oven at 180
Get 2 muffin tins ready with paper cups
First blend the beetroot and almond milk together and set aside.
In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients,except the melted chocolate.
Mix together with a hand blender until smooth texture.
Add melted chocolate and stir in with a mixing spoon.
Add more almond milk or water if the mixture too thick.
Pour into muffin tin and bake for 18 minutes