We were blessed with kids that eat (mostly) everything that we give them. However, I created these hidden vegetable, protein rich pancakes as a snack option and also as a fast meal, for the days where i’m not so organised!

The combination of eggs, milk, cheese and millled seeds gives a great variety of amino acids (protein building blocks) for your immune system, muscle repair and growth.

I regularly get asked by other mums how to get their kids to eat more vegetables…..hmmmmmm…… To be honest the main pieces of advice I can give you are:

  1. Let them see you eating the same things: eat together as often as possible. This reassures children that the food is safe and yummy! Plus they usually want to copy – so prepare to have to scrape their food onto a china plate like yours & give them a “big boy/girl” fork (like there isn’t enough washing up to do!)
  2. Persevere. Our kids wouldn’t touch tomato, and are still hit and miss with it, however I just offer it on the side of their meal – if they eat some great, if they don’t it’s not a big deal. The best way to encourage a child to eat is to let them do it at their own pace, like anything toddler-related, they will take the (and I quote myself as a toddler) “do-it-myself” approach! If you try to push them, they WILL resist!
  3. Make hidden vegetable foods, such as these pancakes. Sneaky I know, but at least you know they are getting some nourishment.
  • Kid approved
  • Protein rich
  • Clean eating
  • Snack option

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh eggs
  • 2.5 cups flour (I used spelt)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 130g mixed vegetables
  • 15g hemp seeds
  • 10g parsley
  • 20g flax seeds
  • 45g grated cheese

Method

Makes 10 pancakes (they freeze well, or the batter can stay in the fridge for the next day)

  1. If you have one, place the hemp and flax seeds into a seed mill and blitz to a powder first.
  2. Then blend all ingredients together in a food processor until all vegetables are chopped and seeds are broken up.
  3. Heat a large frying pan (on medium heat) with a little extra virgin coconut oil. The pancakes cook as normal pancakes in a frying pan, around 2 minutes on each side.