I limited a lot of the foods he was presented with in his first year so that he thought it was normal to have a strawberry for dessert, or asparagus with breakfast, etc.
But, this kid loves 'cra-cuhs.' I'm talking, if he is engrossed in some game, and he even hears the whisper of the word, he will perk up and make extreme eye contact while nodding, his mouth serious. He only started eating crackers in the past two months, and at first, it was on top of a spoonful of pureed food. (He is mostly over being spoon fed, but how else can a toddler really eat kale?)
So I placed a cracker on top, and VOILA! He chomped every bite.
|(Just little bits of cracker. These are the eyes and nose of Elmo from Nature's Best crunchin' crackers)|
Wheat Germ Oatmeal Crackers
Wheat germ is actually the embryo of the wheat and the healthiest part. It has folic acid and lots of vitamins, but is often removed from the wheat when making flower because the natural oils can shorten shelf life and make it go bad. Wheat germ only makes up 3% of the wheat so you need A LOT of wheat to get even a little wheat germ. But who came up with that horrible name? Wheat Germ? Sheesh.
3/4 cup Wheat Germ
3/4/ cup Oatmeal
1/4 Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 cup oil or softened butter
3 tablespoons milk
|The honey was a wedding favor. Cute, huh?|
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add milk. If it seems too dry, at a little more milk about a tablespoon at a time. Mine was fine with just 3 tbsp though.
They are really good. I may or may not have one each time I give some to Finley!
They are good for being out and about. So let's say you're little one crawls into some other family's special sandle castle moment and starts to play (read: destroy), you can offer them all crackers.
|"Oh look mom, he's so cute. He's like Godzilla baby!"|