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Kiddie Table

Kid Friendly & Approved Recipes

They're quirky, funny, adorable, lovable, unique and fill our lives so richly.  But yes, even these loving little beings can be so darn picky to eat that you wonder what the heck you'll do to keep them healthy.. 

I mean they can't possibly stay healthy on juice boxes, mac n'cheese and the occasional broccoli?!  I have a picky eater myself and adore her BEYOND words but it definitely gets challenging at times to feed her veggies or alternative grains besides whole wheat.  It's tough for sure especially when you have multiple kids to attend to.  Because I anticipate similarly as my son grows, I've created  "The Kiddie Table" as a space of inspiration to get our kids to eat healthier while providing them delicious ways to eat and to introduce them to mindful eating at a young age.  

This recipe is a semi~homemade version because it uses organic store bought pancake mix with some healthier add~ons because nothing upsets me more than knowing that my child was fed at home before school only to know that hunger struck earlier than expected and the whole morning was a fog.

So.. here's one of my go~to recipes when Valentina is in the mood for pancakes before drop~off.

 Photo: Judy Finelli, "Mixed Berry Multigrain Pancakes"

Photo: Judy Finelli, "Mixed Berry Multigrain Pancakes"

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of multigrain pancake mix (used above, Trader Joe's)
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaxseed
  • 1/8 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of mixed berries (frozen Trader's Joe's brand used above)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of quality honey (optional/pictured above)
  • 1 tablespoon of chunky no-sugar apple sauce or compote

Directions:

Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients well. Set a small~medium skillet to medium heat and add 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil. Then add one  scoop of pancake mixture followed by mixed berries cook for about 3 mins or until you see bubbling signaling one side is cooked.  Then flip and cook for about the same or so. Serve with honey (pictured above or chunky apple compote/sauce). Enjoy~