Saturday, January 10, 2009

For all those picky eaters out there!

I truly wonder what my kids eat. How on earth they are not in the "underweight" cetergory at the doctor's office, because most days I sure feel like I am a failure as a mother as far as feeding my children. Argh. But, I did want to share my current food victory with all of you out there. Three words: peanut butter balls.

Here's the recipe:

  • Mix 1 c. peanut butter (preferably creamy for better consistency, but crunchy will do in a pinch) with 1/2 c. honey or maple syrup (we strongly prefer honey for flavor and health reasons, but both will do).
  • Stir in 1 1/2 c. rice crispies (or 1 1/2 c. crushed chex - my kids love this better just because they like being the mashers that crush them!).
  • Scoop out by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and freeze for approximately 10 minutes. (*You can also add sprinkles for an extra treat or roll the spoonfuls into crushed graham crackers or chopped nuts). Enjoy and store leftovers in freezer (they are gooey at room temperature).

My kids think they are getting a treat, and I am as happy as a clam knowing my kids are eating a good source of protein (peanut butter), no white sugar (gotta love honey), and decently healthy fortified cereals. And, I can make these with my kids without wanting to pull my hair out by the end.

Now if only I could make broccoli so appetizing! (Actually that's the one vegetable Carter likes - but only the tops).


Kristi said...

Ooh, I will have to try that one.
My cute rose plant looks so lovely on my table. I love it. Thanks

LeeAnna said...

Thanks for sharing! We are SO making that tomorrow!

shandra/jason said...

hey you--i cant remember if ive commented before on your blog or keep stalking the blog! so we have one now and i need your email to invite you to it! i love seeing your kids....3 already! wow! i remember your first back during graduation! so shoot me an email and we'll catch up and read blogs! see ya!

Christine said...

this seriously sounds so good! Can't wait to try them. Thanks. And if you get a chance you should post that Chicken salad wrap and smoothie lunch cuase it was sooo good! THanks again. And love the new blog you created for working are so on top of this that I just can't even believe it! You never cease to amaze me girl!

Kim said...

I'm going to make these today with Ryan. Except I think I'll make them more treatlike--with mini-chocolate chips inside:).

Amanda said...

Hey Autumn! I was browsing through my BYU Magazine this morning and saw an article on Medford, Oregon BYU fans. So, I previewed the picture and saw you guys! What fun! I assume you've seen it, but if not, here's the link -

SevenVillageIdiarts said...

Sound great, I'm gonna try them!