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healthyish valentineday sweetness(photo heavy)

Saturday, February 14, 2015


not certain if healthyish is even a word?if not it should be lol.the kids and i have been busy making valentines day sweets for a few reasons.
# i think they are better than brought as a lot of though,love,time and energy have gone into making them
#.i know exactly what is in them so have no worry zakariya eating them
#it kept the kids busy,especially ayman who i have to try to stop from running around which believe you me know easy task.
#it is fun
what more can you want,lol

first we made power balls,it only has five ingrediants and needs no cooking.helps if you have a food processor though.

i used 5 chrisp bread/knacker brot(next time i might put some more in to elke it out)

break into bit and put in food processor with two tablespoons of rosen water(could also use orange water if you perfer)
then i shelled 250 grams of walnuts in their shell.

put them in the food processor
then 500 gram of pitted dates(i used theese from tunisia

put in the food processor with two table spoons of 100% kokao powder(i have to use the 100% one because of zakariya).
mixed it all together and it should look like this

then we simply pressed small portions of it together in our hand and formed into balls

this is what my hands looked like in the end

ayyub enjoying one of the power balls

then we made chocholate covered brezen for the sweet/savory taste

dip half the brezen in melted chocolate(we used 85% kacoa)then in sprinkles.(as ayman did most of theese it was his favorite chocolate springles,lol.

then after that we did what my kids call grape lolly pops.

just wash grapes and put on a tooth pick/cocktail stick.dip in melted chocolate then the bottom in sprinkles.
here is photos of ayyub and ayman enjoying the grapes lolly pop.excuse the mess of lotfi´s computer desk and the ironing bord,lol.didn´t think to tidy up before taking photos.nothing like real life,lol.the flowers by ayyub are what lotfi got me for valentines day except the rose in the middle which ayyub brought me with his pocket money.they were selling them at his school to raise funds and come out of the school´s very own garden.

plan later tonight to make a not so healthy poppy seed and marzipan cake which is lotfi´s favorite for tomorrow and might make some date and cocnut biscuits..

something i think was funny happend at dinner tonight.we had fish,mashed potatoes,sweetcorn and peas.now my kids love mashed potatoes i dished out everyone the same amount.i eat the same size portions as my 6 year old lol.anyway ayman had finished his mashed potatoes before me and came to me to ask for my mash potatoe.please mom can i have your mashed potaoe as you shouldn´t eat as much as you don´t want to be fat,lol.now what do you think have i taught my kids that you shouldn´t eat as much mashed potatoes if you want to loose weight or does my son just want my mash?made me laugh as he said it though.also got him half of my mash for the cheek.

anyway hope you are all having a nice st valentines day and have a great weekend.thanks for taking the time to read my blog and a double thanks if you leave a comment.take care and keep smiling emoticon
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    Looks like you and the kids had a fun day. After looking at all the photos, I'm hungry. lol Everything looks so good and I love that it's homemade and not out of a box. Always had fun with my kids in the kitchen and still do even though they're full grown!

    hugs....Mary Anne
    1528 days ago
    I love that you had family fun, taught them more fun ways to have a treat without having to eat overly processed ones and created another great memory for them too - You are an awesome mum and a very creative woman
    1530 days ago
    1530 days ago
    Sounds like a great Valentine's day.
    1530 days ago

    looks delicious! What a great way to keep your kids enjoying a healthy lifestyle by getting their hands in it. Looks like so much fun and so delicious!!!
    1530 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    your treats look so yummy
    1530 days ago
    It all looks delicious!
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  • CIPHER1971
    Awesome :-D
    1531 days ago
    I love to bake with my kids. What wonderful family time you are having. Many moms today think they are to busy. Way to go making all those memories with them! My husband gets paid tonight so we will do our baking tomorrow. I even bought I heart you cookie cutters. We always take a family walk on holidays to compensate for the extra calories too. emoticon
    1531 days ago
  • SHUDSON1943
    Hi Sweetie ...
    All your treats look awesome ...I'm sure they are much safer and less fattier that bought .. Was lovely to see the boys enjoying the fruits of their labour .. Love and Hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1531 days ago
    very talented. YUMM
    1531 days ago
    Your treats look yummy. I think Ayman just wanted your mashed potatoes. Love the flowers that you got.
    I am enjoying my Valentine's day, hubby and I went out last night for a steak dinner since they were calling for cold and windy for today. So glad we went last night instead as we are having a white out and so cold that I don't want to go outside.

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