I think that the best way to get kids to eat healthy vegan food is to make delicious tasting vegan food! Kids can be tricky since they are quite picky when it comes to food. My younger sister isn’t exactly vegan, and I can’t force her to eat a completely plant-based diet without the fear of her completely rebelling against me and eating all the pork and beef once she’s out of our sight. I mean, we all hate being told what to do, right? So at least at this point I still get her to eat healthy food and her diet is mostly plant-based with the occasional cheese and fish, or chicken when she’s at her friend’s places (although I do wish the parents of her classmates fed their kids healthier food, but I’ll get into more of that another time).
The trick is to find foods they love, and make a healthier plant-based version of it they can enjoy! For example, my sister loves pancit (vegetable stir-fry with rice noodles) So I have made her many different vegan versions of that as well as simple vegan pizza. Speaking of pizza, I do have a very easy vegan pizza recipe I need to share with you soon. Another thing I know all kids love are crackers! So I made her crackers once and she loved it! So today, I tried again, but this time I tried to go in all on my own!
After seeing my little sister come back down for more…
I thought, I need to share this for anyone else who might need to make some crackers for their little rascals. It’s easy enough to make and the ingredients aren’t too complicated, so let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
Measuring Cups and Spoons
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup White flour
1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
1 1/2 Tbs Coconut Oil
1/3 Cup Water
1 Tbs Sesame Seeds
1 Tbs Black Sesame Seeds
1 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
1/2 Tbs Onion
1/2 Tbs Garlic Powder
1 tsp Oregano Powder
- Turn on the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Mix together flours with the salt, then add the oil and water, you can use your hands or a spatula for this.
- Combine all the rest of the ingredients then mix it into the dough.
- Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
- Flour a surface roll the dough out into a thin sheet (make sure to put flour on the dough and the rolling pin) then cut it up into strips of square depending on your preference.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15-25 mins depending on how crispy you like them. Once they start to brown in the bottom they are cooked.
- Serve to happy little rascals to munch on.
- Or dip into some vegan dipping sauces.
- Or have it with some warm tomato soup.
- Oh the list goes on and on and on…