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My kids, like most, love waffles.  Although I don’t have much extra time, I have found that it doesn’t take much longer to throw together homemade waffles (and make some extra to throw in the freezer) than it does to pull out a box of mix.  And, they are much healthier for them.  (So glad they don’t know it yet!)

This is such an easy shortcut to healthier eating.  You really don’t have to sacrifice money or time to prepare a nutritious meal.  Just having the right tools (a good recipe, and the right ingredients) can make it simple!

Get ready to wow your kids, and if your husband is anything like mine, and actually prefers things to be healthy, you can impress him, too.

Note:  I’ve adapted this recipe from one I found on Cooks.com years ago.  Most recipes for whole wheat waffles that I found were either a) hardly qualified to be called whole wheat waffles, or b) were so tough and chewy that not even the neighbor’s dog would want them.  This is a nice, happy medium, and is a definite keeper in our house.  Enjoy!

Photo from Plan to Eat

Whole Wheat Waffles

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

(Note: Feel free to substitute half of the flour with white whole wheat flour, or all-purpose.  Really, whatever you’ve got on hand works, using all whole wheat flour is just the healthiest option)

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 T sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined.

This recipe makes about 8 waffles in a standard 8-inch waffle iron.  A lot of times I will make a double batch.  The boys like to snack on them, and I tear them up in little pieces for the baby.  So, one batch hardly makes enough for the freezer.  And, while you’ve got the waffle iron hot, might as well make the most of it, right?

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I was blog surfing (or whatever it’s called if there’s a real name out there), and on Jill of Baby Rabies‘s FB page, I found this little number:

How have I not heard of this before?!?!  It’s a nifty little spoon that actually screws on to the top of this pouch.  You can squeeze the food out and feed your baby.  How sweet is that?  And, according to Jill, it works swimmingly (my words, not hers).

My boys (5 and 2) love food in these little pouches.  And, the other day, I was ACTUALLY thinking “Hmmm, sure would be great if I could feed Baby M this stuff”.  But, of course, a 9 month old can’t handle the pouch on it’s own.  Enter the Boon Spoon, or Squirt, as they call it.

I’m calling my local baby boutique to see if she’s got these in stock.  I know she carries Boon products, and she always has cool new gadgets. They’ve also got them at Tarjay!   Whoohoo!

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