Today we are so excited to have Devrie and Brecke of Pure Fit Pure Food share with us some beautifully simple and healthy snacks that are kid tested and approved!
Hey friends. We’re Devrie and Brecke from Pure Fit Pure food. Devrie is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and mother to three – Braylon (6), Chayce (4), and Remme (16 months). Brecke is a Certified Personal Trainer and mother to two – Cache (4) and Boe (19 months). Our business is all about living a nourishing and active lifestyle. We believe that you are better able to handle the stresses of motherhood when you properly fuel and move your body. We are also extremely passionate about teaching our children the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
We both became health professionals before we became moms. As you might expect, we already had the passion to feed our children well and encourage daily movement. With our first born children, our lives revolved around just them. It was easy to create cute breakfasts, cut out shapes, and make baby food in order to get them to eat well. But, adding more children to the mix definitely made it more of a challenge to keep that up. All children struggle with picky eating, breathe deep and keep their food simple. Things that work for us are cutting food bite-size, making a healthy dip – kids love to dip, and wrapping it up – perfect for small hands.
When you simplify you stress less about your children eating perfectly well all the time because you understand that they will get what they need. As a mother, that is extremely freeing. Continue to be an example and continue to expose them to a variety of nutritious foods. They will come around, we promise.
Today we are sharing a few simple, spring snacks that you can pack up for a picnic or take to the park. These items require minimal preparation, perfect for the busy mom. These snacks are packed with phytochemicals, fiber, and protein to give kids the necessary energy that a day at the park requires. Our kids devoured these, we hope yours do too.
Fruit Salsa with Baked Apple Chips
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup pineapple
1 cup green grapes
Finely chop all the fruit and combine into a bowl. Toss with lime juice.
*You can make your own baked apple chips by slicing a whole apple very thin and lying flat on a cookie sheet sprayed with coconut oil. Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours, turning half way through.
**Or you can use store bought like we did here. Target, Trader Joes, and Costco all have brands that we love – the ingredients on the package just say apples, and maybe ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
Cheese and Cucumber Kabobs
½ block high-quality cheddar cheese, like Tillamook
Dice into bite-sized pieces and skewer with bamboo. Or you can just place in a container.
Roast Beef Wraps
2 Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain wraps
4 slices Applegate Farms organic roast beef
2 TBSP hummus
½ cup shredded carrots
Layer tortillas with hummus, roast beef, and carrots. Wrap up and spear with a toothpick before slicing into small rolls.
You can buy high quality hummus or make your own (recipe below). Look for simple ingredients – garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. A good brand is Laziz.
1, 15 ounce can, organic garbanzo beans
1 garlic clove
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP tahini
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine in in a food processor or blender.
Thank you so much Devrie and Brecke, we can’t wait to try these out on our little ones!