Cocoa-nut Macaroons

2 cups raw almond meal
2 cups raw coconut shreds (unsweetened and unsulfured)
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup raw cacao powder or nibs

Step 1) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl; it should be somewhat tacky to the touch, but not gooey. Add more of any of the dry ingredients if it’s too gooey.

Chocolate Almond Truffles

1 cup almond meal
½ cup almond butter
½ cup raw cacao powder
¼ cup grade B maple syrup (or coconut nectar)
1 tsp. vanilla
Sea salt to taste

Step 1) Mix all ingredients (except half of the cacao powder, you will save this for later) well until you have the truffle “dough”.

Step 2) Roll dough into ping-pong ball sized truffles. Dust with the cacao powder by putting the remaining powder on a plate and rolling the truffles around on it.

Fruit Stew

1 cup sliced avocado
½ cup pineapple
½ cup sliced plantain
½ cup sliced apple
½ cup raspberries
½ cup blueberries
2 cups orange juice
½ cup lemon juice
½ cup pitted dates
1 cup frozen strawberries

Step 1) Mix fruit in bowl.

Step 2) Blend orange juice, lemon juice, dates and frozen strawberries. Pour over fruit and enjoy.

Suggestion: This is really good with a bit of sprouted wild grain rice and a minced jalapeno pepper in the mix.

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

4 cups strawberries
1 pineapple
6 kiwis
2 cups blueberries

Step 1) Cut strawberries in half, the pineapple into chunks, and the kiwis into fourths.

Step 2) On a skewer, place first a strawberry, then a pineapple chunk, next a kiwi coin, and finally a blueberry. Repeat this until the skewer is full of fruit.

Have children make these on a rainy day with Ants on a Log; also a fun (and yummy!) “craft” for a children’s party. Connect them to their food.