Bliss balls: I don't normally measure ingredients just chuck it all in the food processor!
Almond meal - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cacao -1/3 cup
Dates ( soak first) - 1/2 cup
Orange zest - 1 Orange
Chia seeds - tablespoon
Coconut oil - tablespoon
If it's too wet add more almond meal, roll into balls and roll in more coconut
Last edited by Elijahs Mum; 23-05-2016 at 14:46.
What about something like a cheese and avocado croissant? Not very healthy though.
Will she eat things out of a squeezie pouch? I've just bought some reusable ones as my DD is refusing the spoon. You can use them for smoothies too.
I make these balls but replace the honey with a combo of oil and maple syrup
I had success in "fattening up" my super-fusspants though not every option was "healthy".
Use full cream milk for cereal and stir through a bit of extra cream. Nutri grain has protein and sugar, so weight-gain calories.
Ski Divine vanilla yoghurt is full fat and full sugar. It tastes like soft serve icecream rather than yoghurt so could be worth a try if she doesn't like other yoghurts.
Cheese. DS likes pre- grated "light" cheese, which still has loads of fat.
He won't touch avocado.
He won't eat egg alone but likes zucchini slice which I chuck a bit of extra olive oil in.
Butter - loves butter and will eat it off a spoon. Ditto peanut butter.
I also cut down his fruit and switched to white bread as he was having frequent poos and I suspect not absorbing enough (on the whole we're a fairly "high fibre" household).
He likes plain pasta (and I mean plain! Not even butter or cream) and savoy/clix crackers which aren't healthy but they make me gain weight so figure same for him! Loves crisps and hot chips.
Thankfully he also likes peas and corn. These veg have vitamins but are also high in carbohydrates so can help.
Before he started eating meat (after 2-2.5yo) I would add a scoop of toddler formula into his nightly milk as well. I looked at sustagen etc but they were mostly fructose whereas the formula is more like a protein powder in composition. He wasn't sleeping through either so I was doing anything I could.
Sorry, like I said not really healthy but he just wouldn't eat much variety. He would eat raw cucumber and carrot plus a variety of fruit on top of all the 'empty' calories. I always considered it a short term way of eating and he's about to turn 3, he's slowly getting less fussy, is a fantastic weight/size and I've been able to cut out all the intentionally-high-calorie foods now.
Don't forget to keep trying previously refused foods too OP, eat them in front of her and just keep offering and hopefully one day she will try it if she's sees it all the time and sees you enjoying it
Next time your at the supermarket try find a cereal from Freedom Foods called Maple Crunch , it's very similar looking to Nutri grain but for a cereal is far better , half the salt and sugar than Nutri grain, same calories but 3 times more fibre , DS has it dry at my mums, they used to have Nutri grain but I found this as a better alternative ( and it's Australian owned 😃)
Finally got her to have a smoothie!!
Used almond milk, cacao powder and a banana.
Lots of melt downs finding a sippy cup she could drink it with. Ended up emptying a pop top, teaching her it was yummy by drinking without the lid, then putting the lid on.
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