Banana Quinoa Pudding

by Sheri on December 18, 2012

Banana Quinoa Pudding

 

So I have a very picky eater on my hands!  Zaxari is only a year old and has only a few things he really likes to eat!  It is beyond frustrating!  I never had this problem with Jaxin he ate everything and anything we gave him at this age.

Right now Zaxari is happy eating any and pretty much all fruit, his milk, grilled cheese, Macaroni and cheese, cherrios, waffles, French toast (the ONLY way he will eat eggs!), crackers, little kids puffies or little crunchies and yogurt.  Not a lot I am afraid.   He will also drink smoothies so I sneak in spinach when I make them.

Today for lunch I thought I would be smart and put a little smear of mashed sweet potato on his grilled cheese….well he figured me out and screamed at me for wreaking his sandwich!  He would NOT eat it!  Ended up on the floor!  Bah!

The things he will not eat:

Meat of any kind cut into small pieces or pureed for that matter.  He will eat some baby food still but that can be a struggle too.
Beans – tried these a few days ago NO GO!
Eggs – forget it!!  He gags!
Veggies of any kind…NOPE!  on the floor!
Cheese – not unless it is part of Mac & Cheese

There is more but I won’t bore you!  So I took to the internet and researched recipes for quite awhile.  I found a great blog called Weelicious.  I found some great recipes that I thought he might just like and are good for him.  Mostly I was trying to find ones that would provide protein.

I came across Banana Quinoa Pudding and thought I would give it a try – he LOVES Banana’s!  Super easy to make and if he did not like it I could eat up the extra’s. It is very yummy!  Good for BIG or little kids!

It was also a HIT with Zaxari!!  He LOVES it!  Thank goodness!  Thank you Weelicious!

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Banana Quinoa Pudding

Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 14 oz can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preparation

1. Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse with water.

2. Place quinoa, coconut milk and milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously until thickened.

4. Pour into individual ramekins and chill for 1-2 hours.*

5. Serve.

* The pudding can also be served warm.

 

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Dani ~ Fitness Food And Style December 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

Yummo!!! I’ll have to give this one a go! I still kinda struggle with quinoa but as long as I have seasoning or natural flavours through it, I’m okay.

Loving your blog, even though I don’t get a chance to write in it every day.

Thanks for the inspiration. XxDani

Karen December 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

My kids wouldn’t eat meat at Zax’s age and it was a struggle to get protein into them! What about protein pancakes? Would he eat that? We gave our kids tofu and they loved it! Kind of tateless and they could eat it themselves. I’m going to have to try that quinoa pudding recipe! Sounds delic!!

Sheri December 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Yeah….I was thinking about giving him tofu. Might have to try that and see what happens! Thanks for the tip Karen.

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