How do you feed toddlers healthy food? Excellent question ! As most parents know , with plenty of patience, wit and creativity 😅
The ond trick I use is to make everything in to a waffle. It’s easy to eat and you can waffle pretty much everything.
I change recipes generally depending on the vegetables I have at home but this time I wrote it down so going to share it with you. Hopefully you find it helpful 😊👍
For this recipe I use milk but you can just as well use any other plant based milk or water. I experiment a bit making my own oat milk… and there is really nothing to it. 10% oats to 90% water and mix it in a mixer or blender. Let it sit for an hour or so. Oats are like sponges which suck up any fluids so if it sits for a bit you will know if you need to add more water. It will look a bit grainy at the bottom but you are not going to use that bit.
With that being said let’s go through the ingredients for this recipe
3 Large beetroots
(These were the vegetables I used this time but as mentioned you can use pretty much any vegetables)
4 dl Oats
4 dl (homemade) oat milk or water
5 dl white all purpose flour
13 dl milk
6 dl wholegrain flour
2 tsp baking powder
Grate the vegetables in a grater and chuck everything in a bowel… In no particular order and mix
As you can see this is a big batch but of course you don’t need to 1. make that size, or 2. waffle everything in 1 go. The batch can be saved in the fridge and made more waffles or pancakes out of at a later stage.
Once done it works great as a lunch, snack or whatever. I serve these with yogurt which they are fine with. I wouldn’t mind serving it with jam but with a 1 year old and a 3 year old the jam will look more interesting so it’s best to just leave it out.
Now you have made an easy snack and hopefully your kids (and yourself) will like it. But there is something else that is beneficial than just taste. There is a lot of nutrients in this batch, so let’s see what we have made
Below is a list with the ingredients we used. The source is from www.livsmedelsverket.se. All items listed are based on 100g apart from egg which calculated based on 1,5 eggs.
|Livsmedelsnamn||Retinol (µg)||Vitamin A (RE)||Vitamin D (µg)||Vitamin E (mg)||Vitamin K (µg)||Vitamin C (mg)||Niacin (mg)||Vitamin B12 (µg)||Folat (µg)||Fosfor (mg)||Jod (µg)||Järn (mg)||Kalcium (mg)||Kalium (mg)||Magnesium (mg)||Natrium (mg)||Zink (mg)|
|Milk (3% Fat)||25.8||27.7||1||0.08||0.9||0.6||0.07||0.58||14.3||102||11.8||0.02||120||161||11||39||0.43|
I’m not going list the benefits of every vitamin that’s listed in this table. The internet is obviously flooded with information. I like the information that is on www.healthline.com . The website seems genuine and the articles are written by people with some form of medical title.. according to the website of course 😄
Anyway, enjoy your healthy snack 😊👍