Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids

A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy hot turmeric cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! This refined sugar-free cocoa is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist.

A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy turmeric hot cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! Refined sugar free and dairy free, this healthy hot chocolate for kids is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist. #healthydrinks #toddlers

A classic kids drink with a twist!

Hot cocoa with turmeric, cinnamon and vanilla - your cold weather life will never be the same again!

I teased this Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa last year, but never got around to posting it. That was a serious fail on my part! And boy did you guys let me know it:). I got emails in July asking for this recipe.

#youwin here it is!

It is beyond my girls favorite warm drink for me to make them on cold winter days when we get back from playing in the snow and are all half frozen solid.

Warmed milk with rich chocolate and a hint of warming spices

It’s a very simple 7-ingredient recipe, most of which you probably have in your panty and fridge - some sort of milk (cow, almond, coconut, soy, hemp, etc), cocoa powder, maple syrup, turmeric powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and a pinch of pink salt all whisked together in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat until just warmed.

Takes less then 5-minutes from start to finish!

You can serve it by itself, with some mini marshmallows or if your feeling extra then you can serve it with a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy turmeric hot cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! Refined sugar free and dairy free, this healthy hot chocolate for kids is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist. #healthydrinks #toddlers

Reasons to Love this Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids:

  • Can be made with any type of milk - cows, coconut, almond, soy, hemp

  • Refined Sugar-Free

  • Turmeric is great for immunity building and keeping you healthy (very important during the cold winter months)

  • Perfect for all ages 12 months and up

  • Can be sent to school for a special lunch treat:)

How to Make Hot Turmeric Chocolate

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Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids

prep time: cook time: 5 minstotal time: 5 mins

A classic cocoa recipe with a fun spice twist! Dairy-free and refined sugar-free, makes this drink easy for an kiddos with food allergies.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk of choice, I used almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of pink salt

instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan. 
  2. Heat over med/low heat until just warm, whisking ingredients constantly as you heat.
  3. Pour and serve. 
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A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy turmeric hot cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! Refined sugar free and dairy free, this healthy hot chocolate for kids is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist. #healthydrinks #toddlers

Easy Christmas School Lunch for Toddlers + Kids (can be made GF, DF + NF!)

Send a little holiday cheer to your kiddos at school with this Christmas School Lunch for Toddlers + Kids. A festive school lunch that is delicious, healthy and allergy friendly!

Send a little holiday cheer to your kids and toddlers at school or daycare with this Christmas School Lunch! This festive packed school lunch is nut free, dairy free, gluten free, super healthy and delicious, but packed with holiday fun! #schoollunch #christmas

As you probably know by now, I am that crazy mom that scrolls through Pinterest at 11pm trying to find amazing seasonally themed school lunch inspiration for my kiddos bento boxes <——— 2019 goal is to stop being so damn crazy;)

And while I did found some amazing Christmas themed food for my kid’s lunches (see list below), the problem came at 6am the next morning when I started packing lunches. Everything required too many steps! Or maybe I am just too lazy? Or maybe I didn’t have enough time? Or coffee? Maybe I should get back to the habit of packing lunches at night?

Because I was short on time, I threw away all of my amazing pinterest inspiration and started pulling out anything and everything in my fridge that was green or red. Turns out, there was a lot in there!

Then with a little chop, slice, dice and little holiday sprinkle magic, this fun and festive lunch got pulled together in roughly 5 minutes! Which left me with 3.5 minutes to take a shower, get dressed and pour another cup of coffee before I had to leave for school drop-off.

Elliette and Parker both told me how much they loved their fun lunches (this usually doesn’t happen) and requested that I send them with a new and exciting Christmas lunch every day (this is not going to happen). Which means this healthy Christmas Lunch is going to be on repeat for the next 8 days.

Hope your kiddos love it as much as mine did!

REASON I LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS SCHOOL LUNCH FOR TODDLERS + KIDS -

  • It’s easy to make (takes less then 5 minutes!!)

  • It’s full of festive cheer and will put a smile on their faces

  • It can easily be made allergy friendly - nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free!

  • It’s healthy and delicious and will be devoured by your kids

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Send a little holiday cheer to your kids and toddlers at school or daycare with this Christmas School Lunch! This festive packed school lunch is nut free, dairy free, gluten free, super healthy and delicious, but packed with holiday fun! #schoollunch #christmas

Tree Sandwich with Sprinkle Ornaments - I made this sandwich with cream cheese and jam on whole wheat bread (you can easily use GF bread here if needed). You can also make it with the classic pb&j (or sb&j if needed). After making the sandwich, with the palm of your hand, lightly smoosh down the bread until it is about half the original height and the bread is almost molded together. Using a tree cookie cutter, cut out the tree shape. To make the ornaments, take a wide straw or very small circle cookie cutter and cut holes into the first layer of bread. Gently peel the first layer of bread away. Sprinkle each hole with fun sprinkles and gently press down sprinkles so they stick.

Hummus with Green Veggies - fill a small container with plain hummus and then add a side of any green veggies your kiddos prefer - broccoli, sliced baby zucchini, sliced cucumbers, green beans, snap peas, etc. I added broccoli and sliced baby zucchini.

Kiwi + Pomegranate Seeds - chopped kiwi with pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top. So simple but looks so festive.

Strawberries + Raspberries - chopped strawberries and raspberries make for a punch of color.

Craisins - served for a healthy treat. You could also add in mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips or a small holiday cookie instead.


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100 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids (great for ages 4-7!)

These 100 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids are not only going to be a huge hit on Christmas morning but they will also be a hit for the rest of year as well! This guide contains 8 different categories - STEM, space, mythical creatures (unicorns, mermaids, fairies), active, crafts, dinosaurs, games for game night and stocking stuffers.

These 100 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids are not only going to be a huge hit on Christmas morning but they will also be a hit for the rest of year! This guide contains 8 different categories - STEM, space, mythical creatures, active, crafts, dinosaurs, games for game night and stocking stuffers. Find the perfect gift for the kid in your life aged 4-7! #giftguide #christmas #kids #holidays #shopping

My Holiday Gift Guide for Kids is Here!

And it is HUGE!

I didn’t intend for this guide to get so in-depth, but after polling my girls and all of their friends ages 4-7 on what they were wishing for this year, I knew I had to include all of their amazing requests (I did however leave out the standard response of pet puppy, kitty and baby dinosaurs from the list;).

I feel like kids nowadays have it made (yes, I realize how old that makes me sound), but seriously I wish I could have had this cool of toys when I was growing up. I may have even bought some of these toys for my girls just so I can play with them myself… while they are sleeping and I am eating all of the cookies I want.

I grouped all of the most-wanted gifts into 8 different categories - STEM, space, mythical creatures (unicorns, mermaids, fairies), active, crafts, dinosaurs, games for game night and my personal favorite stocking stuffers.

All the categories are perfect for kids ages 4-7 (and probably older) and are great for both boys and girls!

Don’t be afraid to take a look at all of the guides and then send your favorites right over to the grandparents, that’s my plan at least;)

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30 Whimsical Holiday Story Books for Kids (great for ages 4-7)

These 30 Whimsical Holiday Story Books for Kids are going to become your family’s new favorite books to read during the festive holiday season.

30 Whimsical Holiday Story Books for Kids

There will always be room on my bookshelf for the classic holiday books - ✔️ Grinch, ✔️Night Before and ✔️Rudolph.

But once my daughters and I read the classics together a couple of times, I find that it is time to branch out and explore new holiday books together. We find ourselves getting lost in less-known but just as magical books that are filled with beautiful illustrations, enchanting characters and stories that are so endearing that our hearts simply cannot help but fall in love with these wonderful holiday books.

Some of our favorites are classic tales retold in a new way or with beautiful new illustrations, some are classic songs that come to life on the pages of a book, while others are new holiday stories that I know will soon become classic holiday books in our home.

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These 75 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Toddlers are so amazing they are going to blow your toddler’s little mind! Great gifts for toddlers ages 2-4 in 7 different categories - STEM, crafts, music, pretend play, active, games & puzzles and stocking stuffers. Consider your holiday shopping done!

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My Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers is here!

This gift guide is packed with gifts that Ellie and Parker have played with and loved since they were toddlers and preschoolers. They even still play with these toys to this day - some 3 years later! We tested out these toys, so you won’t have to, consider that our holiday present to you:)

Kid tested - Mom approved!

I just couldn’t stop pulling my favorite toddlers toys for you and I went a little overboard! So I rounded up the toys into 7 different categories that you will find below. All of these toys are perfect for 2-4 year olds and for both boys and girls. Most of the toys come in multiple colors or themes, so if your toddler only wants green toys (I have been there) then check out the link to see what other colors/themes that toy comes in.

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