Organic Apple with Magic Sprinkles

Parenting isn’t always glamorous. I spend a lot of daily energy making sure my kids bowels are churning at optimum efficiency. Poo-regularity is a serious business in our house for many reasons. 80 percent of the immune system is found in the digestive tract. Regularity means better absorption of important nutrients for their growth and efficient elimination of waste. 

I always have organic apples in the house for an easy snack. Apples contain a great assortment of antioxidants and one (with skin) contains four grams of fibre. I kick-up the fibre content of this snack with “magic sprinkles” aka chia seeds, which stick on the apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (almond, pumpkin, sunflower or organic peanut butter). One tablespoon of chia seeds has five grams of fibre not to mention protein, brain boosting omega-3 fats and antioxidants. Kids ages one-nine require between 19-25 grams of fibre per day. Canadian stats show that most kids are barely getting half that amount. This small snack supplies 10 grams of fibre! It makes a great snack after school or before bed.

Organic Apple & Magic Sprinkles
-1 organic honey crisp apple (you can choose any variety that your kids enjoy)
-1 tsp organic peanut butter
-1 tsp sunflower seed butter
(you can choose any nut or seed butter that you want)
-1 tbsp chia seeds

Cut the apple in wedges and hollow out a small hole for the nut butter to sit in, sprinkle chia seeds and serve on your special plate

Nutrition Side Note:

  • Those that are allergic to mustard or sesame seeds may also have an allergic reaction to chia seeds.
  • Make sure your kids drink enough water as chia seeds can absorb 10 times their weight in water
  • Kids under 10 should not consume more than one tablespoon of chia seed per day
  • Organic apples are recommended over conventional varieties to maximize health benefits and avoid pesticides
  • On an emotional level, chronic constipation can represent the refusal to let go of certain ideas or situations. Helping your child to flow with life is an important addition to a healthy diet

The Polka Dot Thought…Organic Apple & Magic Sprinkles
(Tell your kids this info before or after they try this snack)
-The magic sprinkles make you smarter and feel happy
-The apples make your belly feel good

Want more apple info? Watch Miranda and her son discover an apple orchard on The Marilyn Denis Show  

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