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Helena Artmann has a bachelor degree in Communications with a vast experience in PR and the online world. Before moving to Canada in 2005, Helena published a variety of articles in Brazilian magazines and websites, mostly about travel, adventure, outdoor, gear, environment and her favourite activities, mountaineer and hot air ballooning. This is her website: http://artmanncommunications.com

Picking my battles

The title of this post is one of the best phrases I’ve heard as a parent and food is one battle that I don’t want to enter. I’ve read an article a while ago saying that food should be something we share without fighting, something to be a pleasure – not pain. I agree 100% and don’t ask me how, but my son loves a bowl of salad between few other ‘weird’ things for a 3-year-old.

So, today he asked me to have waffles for supper. I made them. From scratch:

1 beaten egg, almost 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt – beat everything.

At the end, I added my secret: one cube of sweet potato, one of carrot and one of squash. Since my son started to eat solids, I keep some key vegetables frozen in cubes and ready to use.

Waffles ready, time to add some colour with frozen berries and the only real treat, a small scoop of ice cream.

I know the picture above looks like anything but a healthy supper… Probably you will think the same but,  at the end, I had a happy and well-fed toddler at home!

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