Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Healthy & Delish - Kiddie Pancakes

Finding something to feed Emilia these days is hard, and I am going to go ahead and share that I feel I am not alone in this. Emilia is at a stage right now where she does not want any food that requires us to feed her. She is so into the self-feeding thing right now (which is amazing) which makes it difficult for us some days. The worst question I face almost every day is "what are we going to eat for ________ (insert meal time here)". I dread this question most days because of how much of a struggle it is! 

I find for us, the hardest meal to plan for is breakfast, I am not sure why, but it is definitely the one I struggle with. She isn't into a lot of meat at the moment, but loves veggies and fruit. So of course this leaves us with some spaces that need to be filled as far as getting her to have the necessary nutrients daily. 

We usually try to give her eggs, but like anyone else, there are days she just isn't in the mood for eggs and refuses to eat them, or doesn't even touch them on her plate. So, as mentioned, I have had to get creative. I tried to find some items online and then what I did was added some protein to the recipe. This way if she has not having eggs or any other protein, I know these pancakes have it! By the way she absolutely loves them which is a bonus! So, I made a bunch and then freeze them and toast or microwave some in the morning for her to have!

Protein Packed Smoothie Pancakes

What you'll need
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  •  2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of flour (wholemeal, whole-wheat, gluten free, etc. whatever works for your family)
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 1/8 cup of Milk (or preferred, we use 3% for her right now)
And my personal touch in adding the protein 
  • ProFi Pro Health Protein Booster 
    • This protein is safe for kiddos and you can put it on anything. It is a Vegan product and made from pea protein. It is unflavoured too which is a plus! It is so easy to mask into things. We also add it into our meatless pasta sauce! 

How to make it

  • Take all your ingredients and place them into a blender. Once items are fully dissolved it will look like the texture of a smoothie - just a bit thicker because of the flour.
  • Be sure to spray your hot pan, cook over low heat to allow time to fully cook without burning.
  • Serve, and enjoy! 

Let me know what you think, and hope your kiddos like it as much as ours does!