Monday, May 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

My daughter likes anything that is in a ball shape. I’m not sure what it is, but she’ll eat almost anything if it’s round. If you’re child is allergic to peanuts any kind of nut butter will do.

Milk and Honey Peanut Butter Balls
2-3 dozen balls, depending on size

2/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter (crunchy can be used too)
1/3 cup honey or agave syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup malted milk powder (or dried milk powder)
Mix all ingredients until they form a crumbly, sticky mass. Roll into balls.

As a variation you can add a crispy rice cereal instead of coconut.

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  1. What a great blog!!! I look forward to trying some of your suggestions! Most people have NO idea how stressful it is to have a FTT baby! I always hear "maybe he's just meant to be petite?" Maddening!

    My son was a 30 weeker preemie and has struggled with growth from the beginning. He's been at the 0%tile since about 4 months old and nothing seemed to help. He was diagnosed with FTT at 18 months for lack of weight gain and falling off the weight-to-height chart. We tried Pediasure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, MCT oil, olive oil, full fat cheese, yogurt, nothing but whole milk to drink - you name it! He gained NO weight between 16 and 22 months. He actually lost weight despite all the calories we were stuffing in him! No one knew what to do - all his labs came normal or close enough to it, negative for CF, negative for inflmaed bowel...

    Then one day a fellow preemie momma gave me the idea of adding in heavy whipping cream to his whole milk bottles! We do 2 oz of heavy whipping cream to 4 oz of whole milk (6 oz total), 4 bottles a day! He will be 2 this week and I am jumping up and down giddy b/c he hit 22 lbs!!! Just three months ago he was barely 19 lbs!!!! He is now in the 1%tile!!!

    Anyway, wanted to share our "magic bullet" with you and thank you for all the awesome suggestions. THe goal is to get him to move toward getting his calories from FOOD rather than milk over the next few months. Kid has to wean off a bottle at some point right???

  2. LOL on the round thing...maybe I'm thinking of someone else, but wasn't it you who went to the store once while pg and bought nothing but square things? :)

    I'm glad I found your blog. DS is teetering on the edge of the growth chart, so we'll have to try some of your recipes. Thanks!