Friday, October 26, 2012

my 3 year old's eating habits: enfagrow review + recipe

chicken nuggets, bread, cheese, apples, peanut butter, bananas. those are pretty much the only foods elijah will eat consistently. of course, he will eat, cookies, candy, cake, ice cream, waffles, kid cereals, and anything else sugar sweetened too, but i am talking in terms of a semi healthy meal. with the things he will eat, i can make a variety of foods, but for someone like myself who pretty much loves every food on the planet except onions, i find it frustrating that he doesn't enjoy a variety of foods like i do. the kid doesn't like pasta for goodness sakes...weirdo! what kid doesn't love spaghetti and macaroni & cheese?

who's kid? umm...MINE!

off and on since he was old enough to eat real food, i have still been giving elijah fruit and veggie pouches to make sure he gets a variety of foods and nutrients into his system, and most recently i have been giving him enfagrow premium older toddler milk. the milk has added nutrients picky toddlers often times are lacking from their diets that help them grow and develop.

i like having the food pouches and the enfagrow because they are convenient and easy to throw in my purse for on the go, especially when we have one of those days where we are out all day. elijah will drink the enfagrow pretty well, but isn't 100% fond of the taste, so when we use them at home, i mix it with a little bit of almond milk and he knows no difference.

here is a quick little recipe i even came up with that is packed full of yummy for your little one.

apple banana cinnamon toddler smoothie

you will need:
  • 1 cup (one 8 oz. container) of  enfagrow toddler milk
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbs. almonds, pre soaked
  • 2 tbs. oatmeal, pre soaked
  • 1/2 tsp. stevia
  • 1 cup ice

add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

if your kid won't eat oatmeal like mine, this is like having oatmeal without the argument with your toddler. enfagrow has 25 key nutrients and higher levels of vitamins C and E than cow's milk. so this makes an awesome meal or snack that your kid will love and you can feel good about.

do you have a pickier toddler than me? how do you get a variety of foods into your child's diet?


disclosure: i was provided with the enfagrow products and to try as a member of shespeaks. i was not compensated for this review and all opinions and ideas are my own and in no way influenced. six cherries on top disclaimer/terms of use

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