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Conger’s Corner: Unicorn Foods

  • Posted on May 11, 2017

Starbucks has introduced a Unicorn Frappuccino.  It has 78 grams of sugar, which equals almost 20 teaspoons of sugar!

The unicorn food trend started because a mother wanted to show that healthy food can be fun and exciting without sugar.  She took foods and ‘frosted’ them with cream cheese and almond milk that she tinted with turmeric or blueberry powder for color (plus much more different tints).  Then she ‘decorated’ them with kiwi, figs, blueberries, spiralised carrots and beets.  This created a fun food that is quite appealing visually to children.

I found these recipes to be very tasty.

However, this trend has been capitalized on by the food industry.  Their answer to unicorn foods?  Add sugar.

Help your kids pick healthy, whole foods.  Involve them in preparation and have fun creating your own unicorn foods!

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