Sunday, 22 September 2013

Healthy toddler meals: beet pancakes and sweet potato patties

Healthy toddler meals and healthy breakfast recipes: beet pancakes and sweet potato patties
Healthy toddler meals: beet pancakes and sweet potato patties
We had a crazy day today. I have been feeling really run down lately, especially with visa renewal stress. Immigration is scary stuff. 

With how busy life can get,  I want to share a few healthy toddler meals: beet pancakes and sweet potato nuggets. I love these recipes because they make such large batches and I'm able to freeze extra portions! I especially love the convenience of the beet pancakes - healthy breakfast recipes that can be frozen for later are life savers in my home. 


Beet pancakes: 

Welcome to Mommyhood: healthy breakfast recipes for beet pancakes




Ingredients: 

Buckwheat flour (1 cup)
Whole wheat flour (1/2 cup)
Full fat, biological milk (2/3 cup)
1 egg
1 cooked beet
Optional: 1 banana 
Coconut oil for cooking

Instructions: 

Puree beet and banana 
Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender
Pan fry in non-stick pan


Cook on one side until the sides bubble. Then flip. 

I gave the kiddo some to try out - I started on these while he was eating dinner. He liked them, but was really exhausted from our adventure today (visiting a local animal farm), so he didn't have much. 


Welcome to Mommyhood: healthy breakfast recipes for beet pancakes

The batch above made one bowl full of mini pancakes. Next time, I will double the recipe so that I can have more to freeze. 

Sweet potato patties 





Ingredients: 

Half a cup of spinach
About a cup of pumpkin
One sweet potato
About 1.5 cups of beans 
1 egg
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
Extra virgin olive oil for frying

Instructions: 

1. Mix together sweet potato, pumpkin, beans and spinach




2. Mash 


3. Crack egg into a bowl and whisk together 
4. Pour some flour into a bowl
5. Make a nugget from the mixture, dip in egg, dip in flour
6. Pan fry until mixture is firm and flip


These also turned out well. A few notes though - next time, I will use black beans. I have before, but these were on hand at the moment. Next time, I will also add some quinoa.



The munchkin loves both and will gladly gobble them up!

I guess my no cooking weekend didn't happen, but this will make my week much easier.

For more healthy toddler recipes, be sure to stop by my healthy toddler meals page. For even more ideas and inspiration, stop by my Toddler recipes pinterest board:

Thanks for visiting, 
Yuliya