Monday, May 24, 2010

Mixing it Up

One thing I've learned about toddlers is that you have to mix things up in order to keep them interested.

At a party this weekend I learned a new trick...toothpicks!
Emma thinks that eating food off toothpicks is a ton of fun and will eat much more off of them than she will a fork. Give it a try! Toothpicks come in a ton of fun colors, or have a decoration on the end that kids will really love.

How do you keep mealtime fun?

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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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