Sven eats a ton but sometimes he gets distracted with playing while having his mealtime, that is why I have always incorporated fun in his mealtime.
I try to keep Sven’s food as healthy as possible but I do let him have his sweet treats occasionally. I want him to enjoy food and to take interest in food that is why I have to experiment with different tastes, textures and some healthy alternatives.
Recently we harvested a ton of Avocados on our farm and while Sven got a little bored with his regular fruits and veggies, I thought of whipping out something different for him. It’s a great thing that Nestle Cerelac gave us a recipe book to peruse and see how we can experiment with it by playing around with mixing real fruits and veggies into the mixture.
The recipe book aims for your child not to get bored with the same texture and tastes. I browsed all over the recipes and highlighted some that caught my attention. I’ve already tried the banana pancakes, carrot squash, cerelac egg and veggies and many more. Every time I make something new, I can see Sven’s eyes glee, it’s like he knows that there is something new in his daily meals.
Just in time for Nutrition month, I have chosen a recipe from the cookbook and tweaked it a little bit. This is a simple, quick and easy snack that you can enjoy at the comforts of your home or you can pack away on a trip. You can also enjoy this during breakfast with your bulilit.
I’ve incorporated Avocados in this recipe. Avocados are a rich source of nutrients that you can put together in minutes together with your Cerelac mixture. Avocado is one of the best source of monounsaturated fats that are healthy fats which is needed on your bulilits growing years. All the unsaturated fats, fibre and phytochemical in avocados works a lot of magic paired with the nutritional benefits they get from Cerelac. With this recipe your child doesn’t only get the healthy fats he needs but the right amount of probiotics, Vitamins, Fiber and iron.
The best thing is, you’re not only giving your bulilit the sweet treat they deserve but you are also giving the complete nutrients they need as they step forward in their journey of nutritional discoveries. The value added minerals and vitamins enables your child to gain healthy as they grow along with their love for new textures and tastes.
By whipping out new recipes for Sven, I do not only spend time by having fun in the kitchen but we also enjoy the advantage in all his meals.
How to make Cerelac Avocado Hotcake (good for 12 months onwards)
What you need:
1 medium sized egg
1/2 cup milk
1/8 cup water
200 g hot cake mix
1/4 cup Cerelac Wheat Banana and Milk
Confectioners Sugar (optional)
How to prepare:
1.In a bowl, beat the egg, slightly, and mix the oil, milk and water plus combine the hotcake mix and Cerelac Wheat Banana and Milk. Stir them all until there are no lumps (but do not over mix)
2.After mixing everything, slowly combine the Avocado puree into the mixture and stir slowly.
3.Put a slightly greased nonstick pan over medium heat.
4.Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into the pan and cook until it becomes bubbly. Turn over to cook the other side. You can also use a squeeze bottle so that you can create different shapes and sizes for your little one.
5.Serve with fresh avocados, syrup or honey. Enjoy!
Nutritional facts for Avocado per 100 g
Calories 160 kcal
Total fat 15 g
Saturated fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 10 g
Polyunsaturated fat 1.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Sugar 0.7 g
Fiber 7 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 7 mg
Potassium 485 mg
Cerelac Nutritional Facts are as follows:
Improved Cerelac is now packed with half of your child’s daily iron needs.
Cerelac is not a breast milk substitute. Infants 6 months onwards should be given fresh, indigenous and natural foods in combination with continued breastfeeding.