Looking for a high calorie, yummy and nutritious recipe for your toddler? We’ve got one for you! Registered Dietitian, Amanda Hernandez shares her tips to help little ones with weight gain, including her delicious pancake recipe that she especially designed for her son Oliver.
Written By Amanda Hernandez | www.nutritionistreviews.com
As a mom, I want the best for my kids, always. I found out that my son was having trouble gaining weight at 6 months old, and my life became all about helping him gain weight. Almost at the age of 1, Oliver is gaining weight really well. Nevertheless, he is still in the 5th to 10th percentile for weight. As a dietitian, I know about high calorie foods for toddlers and aim to give my son those foods throughout the day to help encourage him to gain weight.
Some of the foods that are great for babies and toddlers that are nutrient dense are baby oatmeal mixed with breast milk or formula, cashew butter and peanut butter, avocado, egg yolks, whole milk yogurt. I did a concoction of at least one of these foods each meal along with a veggie most meals (squash, peas, kale, etc.). Oliver took to that very well and enjoyed the extra food. Around 7 1/2 months old, we began giving Oliver most foods that we eat including soups, soft vegetables, shredded or very finely diced meats, whole-grain pasta, whole-grain bread with butter for extra fat, all fruits, beans, and sweet potatoes.
Today, I decided to make nutrient dense mini-whole grain pancakes which I made using Kabrita Goat Milk Formula to give nutrients to my almost toddler. I kid you not, Oliver ate 5 of these for breakfast stuffed with nut butter. I just sliced them in half, filled with peanut butter and stuffed them back together. He loves finger foods and ate them whole. We also ate some blueberries and strawberries with them. Delicious breakfast or snack for kids!
Kabrita is a great option for kids with cow’s milk sensitivities. It is easier to digest for little bellies. For those not consuming breast milk or cow’s milk, an alternative is needed and this goat milk formula may be a great option for your toddler (12-24 months old). Kabrita Goat Milk Formula has 5 grams of protein per cup and is fortified with 22 vitamins and minerals including vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, folic acid and DHA.
I added some of this formula powder to the pancake mix for extra calories and my son loved them! I’m not sure if he will continue to gain well or if we will have to pay extra special attention to what he eats to ensure that he gets what he needs to gain but I like having some nutrient dense recipes in my arsenal for my son.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Kabrita non-GMO Goat Milk Formula is designed to maintain the natural comfort of little ones during feeding transitions, such as weaning, supplementing or changing formulas due to skin or tummy troubles*.
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*Not suitable for cow milk protein allergy