Getting your kid to eat

Buds is not a great fan of green veggies so I have had to get creative on how I get these incredibly important nutrients into his picky belly. I will admit I often use misdirection and subterfuge.

Here are two of my tried and true recipes both from Weelicious

Green Veggie Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini, broccoli, and/or cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • canola or vegetable oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Place the vegetables in a food processor and pulse to chop fine.
  2. 2. Add the chopped vegetables into a bowl along with the flour, salt, egg, basil and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
  3. 3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and place 1 tbsp of the batter into the pan for each pancake.
  4. 4. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. 5. Serve with marinara sauce or dip of your choice.

Accompaniments: Marinara sauce, Ketchup, or Mustard

 

 

Zucchini Muffins  (makes 12 large muffind or 24 mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded (about 2 small zucchini)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1.  Place the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2.  Place the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.
  3.  Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir just until the ingredients are combined.
  4.  Pour the zucchini mixture into large or small muffins cups
  5.  Bake 15 minutes for small muffins and 20 minutes for large ones.
  6.  Cool and serve.

 

Weelicious is an AWESOME website for food ideas, from new eaters right up to the grownups in the house!

Happy cooking!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s