In November we like to take time to cultivate healthy gratitude practices here at ACG. Research shows that practicing gratitude at a young age can improve emotional intelligence, sleep, and self-esteem, increase positive mental health, form healthier relationships, and even boost the immune system! For tips on how to develop a healthy gratitude practice in your family as well as other gratitude activities, check out our blog from last year: Cultivating Gratitude in Early Childhood. That blog also has some super fun pumpkin activities and recipes!
Check out how we incorporated gratitude as well as peace, unity, and celebrating diversity into our learning this month below!
Gratitude and Thankfulness
Peace, Unity, and Celebrating Diversity!
- 2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 1 TBS coconut sugar
- 1 cup blueberries berries fresh or frozen
- Pre-heat oven to 350 and grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil
- Beat together eggs, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and lemon zest over medium speed until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Slowly add the almond flour mixture into the wet mixture.
- Gently fold in the berries.
- Scoop mixture evenly into muffin pan and top with chopped pecans mixed with coconut sugar.
- Bake for 25 minutes then let cool on cooling rack.