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happysmileylady 06-20-2012 08:19 AM

I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
My 21 month old is very picky. Like, to the point that I have an appointment with the doc on Friday to discuss it among other issues, including language. She doesn't talk so she can't tell me she doesn't like something. Most things she rejects, she's NEVER tried. My mom jokes that if you put a new sliced veggie in front of her, and a lint ball, she would put the lint ball in her mouth and drop the sliced veggie on the floor. And, unfortunately, it's funny because it's true. Its true if you try it with veggies, fruits, berries, eggs, etc etc.

Anyway, some of the things she DOES eat are cookies, muffins, and breads. I have not found a cookie she will reject. Every single one I have tried, she has eatten. Most muffins, particularly the mini style, she will eat. And breads, if she is hungry, she will at least try most of them.

So I am looking for some healthy cookie or muffin recipes. Preferably things that have veggies in them, like carrot muffins or zucchini cookies or something like that. They don't even need to be sweet, she's not gravitating towards sweets and won't even touch cake or frosting.

Spam me with your favorite healthy muffin or cookie recipes!

L&MsMamma 06-20-2012 03:10 PM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
Have you heard of the cookbook Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Sienfeld? She has all kinds of recipes (including quite a lot of baked goods) with veggies in them. The whole point of the cookbook is to sneak veggies into the diet of a picky eater. You can buy it on amazon for around $10. I've liked all of the recipes I've tried :)

happysmileylady 06-20-2012 03:40 PM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
I have but I am not sure it really addresses her kind of picky.

From the book...

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With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month's worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs.
She doesn't eat mac and cheese, but if I spoon fed her pureed cauliflower, I am pretty sure she would eat that. Likewise, she won't eat spaghetti and meatballs, but anything I might hide in the sauce, like kale or squash...if it was pureed and spoon fed to her she probably would eat it.

It's really more of a texture thing rather than a flavor thing. Applesauce, no problem, apples, problem. banana puree, no problem, regular banana, problem.

Now, toy cars, rocks, dirty, etc...all that goes in her mouth no problem. But the berries that DD1 was snacking on in the grocery store today, she wouldn't touch it.

L&MsMamma 06-20-2012 04:08 PM

She does have several muffin/bread recipes with veggies in them too. I get the texture thing, I have an adult sister who had always been and is still to this day very funny about textures. My 27 month old DD has never been that picky but has definitely gone through some interesting phases as far as what she will and won't eat. She lived on avocado and whole wheat crackers for a while when she was younger!

I did discover after much experimenting that she loved cottage cheese which was a great way to get her some protein. Good luck finding what works for your LO!

Here is a link to a healthy cookie recipe we really like :) http://eatnourishing.com/recipe/spro...chini-cookies/

AngelicasMommy 06-20-2012 08:37 PM

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...sh-cookie-pie/

I just drop them on a cookie sheet instead of making a pie :) I also omit the oil and it still tastes the same as if you use it. And i cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup instead of 1 1/2. These are yummy :)

dancingingrace 06-20-2012 08:45 PM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
I know you weren't asking about this, but just out of curiosity...have you tried signing with her? You said she can't tell you if she doesn't like something because she doesn't talk, and while my DD NEVER stops talking, lol, it still isn't always easy to understand what she's trying to tell me b/c her words aren't perfect yet. Signing has helped us soooooo much, and it hasn't held her back in verbally speaking one bit, she does them both together. I have seriously been amazed at how much it has helped communication between us. Not trying to stick my nose in where it doesn't belong, just a thought....:goodvibes:

happysmileylady 06-20-2012 09:31 PM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
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Originally Posted by L&MsMamma (Post 15280547)
She does have several muffin/bread recipes with veggies in them too. I get the texture thing, I have an adult sister who had always been and is still to this day very funny about textures. My 27 month old DD has never been that picky but has definitely gone through some interesting phases as far as what she will and won't eat. She lived on avocado and whole wheat crackers for a while when she was younger!

I did discover after much experimenting that she loved cottage cheese which was a great way to get her some protein. Good luck finding what works for your LO!

Here is a link to a healthy cookie recipe we really like :) http://eatnourishing.com/recipe/spro...chini-cookies/

Thanks for the link. That looks like it's worth trying and there seem to be some other recipes to try.

I just looked up that book in my library and it's out so I scheduled a hold on it. I just discovered I can do that online with my library, soooo cool. Anyway, when it comes in I will check it out.

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Originally Posted by AngelicasMommy (Post 15281973)
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...sh-cookie-pie/

I just drop them on a cookie sheet instead of making a pie :) I also omit the oil and it still tastes the same as if you use it. And i cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup instead of 1 1/2. These are yummy :)

Ooh, that looks good, totally going to try that

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Originally Posted by dancingingrace (Post 15282057)
I know you weren't asking about this, but just out of curiosity...have you tried signing with her? You said she can't tell you if she doesn't like something because she doesn't talk, and while my DD NEVER stops talking, lol, it still isn't always easy to understand what she's trying to tell me b/c her words aren't perfect yet. Signing has helped us soooooo much, and it hasn't held her back in verbally speaking one bit, she does them both together. I have seriously been amazed at how much it has helped communication between us. Not trying to stick my nose in where it doesn't belong, just a thought....:goodvibes:

We are just starting signing. I picked up a book a few weeks ago with ASL signs for baby, like "more" and "milk" and that sort of thing so we are just starting to work on that with her. If nothing else I am hoping it gives her another outlet at least.

dancingingrace 06-20-2012 10:35 PM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
If you haven't already, you should absolutely try the Signing Time series....my DD loves the dvd's, and I don't mind her wanting to watch them because she learns so much every single time, she can sign tons....I haven't taught her any signs, she's learned them all from Signing Time. She has zero interest in any other movies, tv shows, etc (which thrills me). Anyway, I don't mean to sound like I am pushing this on you...I just love it so much, and I'm glad someone told me about it because it really does work. Good luck, God bless! :goodvibes:

B's Mommy 06-21-2012 03:17 PM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate...-cookies-61402 I'm gonna make these tonight, and there are Zucchini brownies (very yummy, I didn't do the frosting though), and this Zucchini bread is very yummy (I added an extra cup of zucchini, and you can easily substitute shredded carrots if you want too!) When I baked all of these, I used applesause instead of oil.

Leocaligirl 06-24-2012 09:24 AM

Re: I need healthy muffin and cookie recipes
 
Angela @ Oh She Glows has some amazing recipes. They are vegan but they are truly delish!
Happy Trails Adventure Cookies
Here are all of her recipes http://ohsheglows.com/recipes/#Muffins
Her carrot muffins are so good I made them as DD's 3rd birthday cupcakes. Everyone commented on how good they were. I giggled and told them they were vegan.


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