Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Polkadot Pancakes

Without going into too much detail Fiona has been having some issues with pooping and after a talk with the nurse I've been making attempts to steer her more away from dairy, which she LOVES and more towards fruit, vegetables and whole grains. She does eat a fair amount of cereal and oatmeal and toast, and eats lots of fruit already but is kind of lacking in the veggies department and so I've been thinking of ways to add more of these foods in in fun, enticing ways. For example, I have been offering her healthy oatmeal whole grain cereal that I call "happy square snacks" and last night's dinner attempt... polkadot pancakes.

Now just so you know, we actually never have pancakes for dinner (and rarely for breakfast), but I thought it could be a fun thing for a change, and could incorporate a healthier addition. Ben works late on Tuesdays so this was just for the girls. He's grateful for that. Here's a visual...


Yeah, those are peas. If your inital reaction was "eeeeew" then you've pretty much summed up what Fiona thought. This meal may go down in history as one of my worst ideas yet. Fiona actually eats peas pretty well when they are in a bowl, and adores pancakes, so what I did was ruin two foods that she usually likes to create a gross food that she would not eat. Total. Failure.

Still, she made a good attempt when given some syrup for dipping (yes, this makes it completely 100% unhealthy) and then did have strawberries for dessert, so all was not lost. And today she pooped 5 times (FIVE! That should tell you something about the state of the poor girl's bowels) so hopefully things are looking up overall. Don't worry. I'll keep you posted.


3 comments:

Cathy said...

Did you take a bite? I have to say, I am not sure that I would enjoy those pancakes...but I don't eat peas by themselves either. Smothered in cheesy sauce maybe. Good try though. Way to think outside the box.

Kate said...

Try using vegetable/fruit puree in place off eggs for almost all recipes-- old trick for those with egg allergies. And we love feta/spinach muffins, which I called shamrock muffins for St. Paddy's. :)

Tanya Cothran said...

Zucchini bread is another good yummy vegetable dessert. It's also a good summer food, once zucchinis are dirt cheap!