I have had a few wins in the toddler food department lately and as feeding the toddler twosome is currently quite stressful, i thought it might be nice to share a couple of good moments!
I recently brought ‘Feeding Fussy Kids' which you can learn more about here if interested and i am just so rapt with this recipe book! I have so many feeding toddler and baby type recipe books and they are all much the same….not great for Ruby who still does not do much finger food other than crunchy type crackers, crispbread etc and prefers her meat and veg still mashed!
This book has some wonderfully sneaky ideas to help boost iron, protein and vitamins using foods that the toddler will already often eat whether in snack form, crunchy, soft or just sweet!. I could go on but this isn't a book review, i just wanted to share a little of my excitement (can you tell that getting Ruby to eat something other than crackers may be taking over my life a little at the moment…..i don't really get out much either come to think of it……)
Ah well, i am getting distracted thinking about my lost social life! Back to the food…I started with some basic snacks that pack a punch of goodness undetected by the fussy toddler!
Healthy Choc Mini Muffins
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup broccoli finely grated
1/2 cup zucchini finely grated
1/2 cup white self raising flour
1/2 cup wholemeal SR flour
3Tbsp Cocoa powder 1 teasp baking powder
1 Tblsp low fat milk.
Whisk eggs, oil and sugar together in large bowl. Add vegetables, flours, cocoa, baking powder and milk and mix well.
Spoon into greased (or paper lined) mini muffin trays and bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes.
Have you had any wins when feeding your toddler? Do you have any ideas for dinner food that is crunchy and perhaps round that i might try for Ruby? Love to hear your thoughts as always!
After visiting some fantastic blogs joining in with the Kid's Co-Op linky last week i see that i wasn't the only one with food on my mind!
Make Do and Friend made these fantastic Fruit Kabobs with a little pot of gold at the end to celebrate St Patrick's Day….if only my twins would give them a try…they look like so much fun to make!
B. Inspired Mama joined with her kids in the kitchen to make these yummy looking Banana Bear Puddings
And Taming the Goblin kept the illness blues away with comfort food and baking fun at it's best…..i just loved the pictures of little goblin making these Easter Egg Nests
Time now to link up for this week….i can't wait to see what gems i discover this time! Please link any play, activity or craft post from toddlers to teens and enjoy visiting other fellow bloggers for inspiration! You can also visit the new Kid's Co-Op Facebook page to look through an album featuring all of the participating Kid's Co-Op hosts' own blogs….and who knows…perhaps you could be featured on one or more of them next week!!!
Have fun linking up and enjoy your weekend!!