Alice has gotten a bit picky over what she will and will not eat. One day bananas are all the rage! The next? She turns her nose up at them. The same goes for pretty much everything we've ever fed her. When meal time arrives, who knows if she'll eat what we're feeding her or not. It's a bit frustrating, to say the least.
I'd been racking my brain on what she might possibly eat when Julie who blogs at Cinnamon Girl sent me a detailed email with a wealth of information on what she fed her now toddler son when he was Alice's age. As I skimmed through the information, I saw that her son loved toast with sunflower seed butter. Alice loves toast, but I'd been giving it to her dry or with a tiny bit of butter so I figured I'd give sunflower seed butter a go. One thing she never turns her nose up at is toast!
A year or so ago I started making almond butter so I figured it wouldn't be too difficult to use a similar recipe using sunflower seeds. And it turned out! Here's how you make it.
Sunflower Seed + Coconut Butter:
- 2 cups roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 to 1 tbs sugar (totally optional)
- 1/4 tsp salt
When I first gave Alice the toast with sunflower seed butter, I held my breath as she turned it over and passed it back and forth between her little hands. Then she took a bite! And immediately reached for more. Miraculously she is still gobbling up those little pieces of toast and it's been just over a week since we introduced the toast + sunflower butter combo.
And hopefully this picky eating thing will run its course. Like really soon!
Sunflower Butter + Washi Tape.
Did you experience picky eating with your kid(s)? Some days she'll eat everything I put in front of her (chicken, beans, avocado, tofu). Other days, it's bananas and pears only! And then there are days she will eat nothing I offer her and then will look at me and squeal like Feed me what I want! But I have no idea what that is...