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It's amazing the amount of work it can be to feed a 2 year old but somehow he can inhale pancakes and raspberries. I try to make them healthier for him though my adding unsweetened applesauce to the whole wheat mix and topping them with fruit and a little powdered sugar rather than syrup and lots of butter.

What do you do to sneak healthier things into your kids' food without them noticing? Even for yourself as well?

9 comments:

  1. Those look yummy! I use almond flour for my pancakes so they are gluten free and much healthier. Also, I have added squash and pumpkin. Never tried applesauce. I will have to! Thanks for the idea.

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  2. I make mine gluten free as well- buckwheat and almond flour are two of the best. I also make lots of fruit and spinach smoothies- baby spinach is undetectable in taste and all you taste is the fruit, pb, cocoa powder, etc. yum

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  3. My son is super picky especially when it comes to eating veggies. My sister gave me a recipe recently for Sloppy Joe's. We didn't grow up eating Sloppy Joe's so it was kind of a surprise to me that she was making these. They have a homemade sauce and carrots and zucchini are in it. Sometimes I make them with ground turkey or I make them with textured vegetable protein. I have to mince the veggies and onion up in the food processor, but the recipe just calls for a small chop. My son gobbles it up. Here is the recipe:

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Summer-Squash-Sloppy-Joes-239165

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  4. I just tried adding some spelt flour into buttermilk pancakes, they turned out great! I just read this book called "French Kids Eat Everything" and it gave me some good ideas, cultural differences aside.

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  5. OMG Yum!!!! This looks sooo good. I bet it turned out delicious.

    Cathy Trails

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  6. I don't have any children yet, but I do try to sneak vegetables into food for my husband and I. Just recently I added pureed spinach to a batch of brownies and we loved them! We couldn't taste a difference and because the chocolate was so dark, they color wasn't affected at all.

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  7. Your pancakes look absolutely delish! My very picky two-year-old also loves pancakes so I make either coconut flour pancakes (lots of fiber + protein due to the eggs) or cottage cheese pancakes which are also protein rich. We are huge maple syrup fans (the real stuff, of course - nothing artificial!!) so I always top pancakes with fruit and maple syrup.

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  8. Love these photos! I like your tricks to help make the pancakes more healthy!

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  9. AnonymousJune 07, 2012

    GREEN SMOOTHIES!!! My 3 year old loves them and so do we. You can find recipes on-line, but it's basically whatever fresh fruit you like, some greens, like spinach or kale, and a bit of water.....blended up. The fruit makes it nice and sweet. And best of all, it's raw, so you're getting all the nutrients!! Oh my, I do want some pancakes right not though!!! Yum!

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