Snack attack! Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

My kids LOVE cookies!

What kid doesn’t? Or Mommy after a long day, paired with her favourite wine 😉

I refuse to buy cookies from the store. They are so full of junk, I don’t want my kiddos eating that and besides…I LOVE to bake 😄

So, peruse Pinterest I must and here’s what I found:

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Courtesy of Amy’s Healthy Baking

Ingredients:
1 cup quick oats 
¾ cup whole wheat flour
1-½ tsp baking powder
1-½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup maple syrup
¾ cup grated carrots (about 1 smallish medium)
Directions:
 
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup until thoroughly incorporated. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the carrots. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. (If chilling longer, cover with plastic wrap, ensuring it touches the entire surface of the cookie dough.)
 
Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
 
Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops on the baking sheet. (If chilled longer than 1.5 hours, flatten slightly.) Bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
 
These are super duper yummy and the kiddos love ’em too!

Snacks your child will love! #LoveChildOrganics #YMCCommunity

If you have kids…you know that you must ALWAYS carry snacks with you wherever you go.
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Even a short trip to run errands, and the kidlets are hollering for something to eat.

The old standbys like granola bars, fishy crackers, chips, and gummy snacks are probably not the healthiest of options, but they travel well. Fruit pouches are a favourite of ours because they are available in so many varieties like Love Child Organics.
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Love Child Organics make several healthy snacks that your weelets will enjoy! All of their yummy products are nutritionally-focused, organic and contain no unnecessary ingredients. That means you will never find refined sugars, additives, preservatives or fillers in any of their products.
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Preschool, a great place to make new friends!

Preschool

Preschool

We are now 3 weeks into preschool, and our little lady is loving it! No really, she can’t wait to go back and see her friends and play.

Every day she comes home to tell us that she loves her new friends and that she shared her snack with them.

Not only is she making new friends, but I’m making new friends too! Hanging with the Mommies after class in the playground, you can’t help but start chatting. It’s truly a wonderful thing when, not only the kids connect, but the Mommies do too.

Mommy park Chat

Mommy Friends

We’ve already been invited to a Halloween party and in turn our wee lass has invited her friends to her upcoming 4th Birthday party.

Sweetly enough, these little fellas are both calling her their “girlfriend”:)

Kids kissing

Loves Young Dream