Hi everyone. Well, Spring is finally here, at least where I am-80 degrees today. My kids were all clamoring for ice cream which reminded me of how this will be a constant , everyday annoyance come Summer. This year I think I will try to fill them up on as much fruit in the morning as possible so I don’t have to worry about healthy items as much later in the day.
That reminds me! The other day, Asa, the 21 month old acrobat from the supermarket, actually requested green beans during breakfast when she was watching me prep my dinner! It made me realize how much we tend to give our kids what our culture dictates-cereal in the AM, sandwiches at lunch, etc. Because kids don’t usually eat vegetables for breakfast, it never would have occurred to me to offer them to her. i will now think out of the box more.
Anyhoo, here’s some kid friendly, healthy dessert that also just happens to be Passover Haroset. Enjoy. Thanks, Jacquie!
Jacquie Ruderman’s Famous Haroset:
3 cups chopped walnuts (or almonds)
1 cup craisins (I like them chopped)
1 cup dried prunes, chopped in a food processor
3 peeled, chopped apples
1 cup red wine-omit if it is for kids (Kosher wine if need be or grape juice)
1/2 cup Orange juice
2 1/2 tsp brown sugar
Combine all together and leave as is or stew together in a saucepan until it is a texture that you like-keep tasting it.
This can be served with yoghurt, as a dessert by itself, topping for ice cream, etc.