Kid Friendly French Toast Sticks
Do you want some this? NO
Do you want to have a sandwich? NO
Do you want to try some banana? NO
….This was almost every meal time once Inga was around 18+ months.
Once your child starts to eat real meals and doesn’t live off of random food thrown in front of them it can be a bit jarring. I know, for me, it was a bit of a transition between that time when I just let her “play” with her food and gave her lots of choices, to switching to giving her real food that really she needed to start eating.
I don’t think that Inga is all that picky in comparison to other kids, but I do think she has her quirks. She still is not a big meat eater, other than some chicken tenders and the classic summer sausage. She has recently started to venture in the realm of fish. Whoa now…settle down there miss foodie.
Since we still make her meals for daycare, I needed to try and come with meal ideas for her so that the daycare still thought I was a good mom that didn’t just give my child the same thing every time she went. I am sure they already find me to be an inconvenience since she is the only child in the toddler room that doesn’t eat what the daycare serves.
I saw a recipe for French Toasts sticks in Pinterest a while back and I thought I would try it. The hard part with Pinterest is that there are no reviews for these recipes and I wasn’t really in the mood for a “nailed it” moment. I looked up recipes for french toast with good reviews and used that recipe instead.
It isn’t all that complicated and if you make french toast regularly then you pretty much got it covered. This post is moreso just to give an idea of a food item that you can make that you know what the hell is in it that you can feed your little nugget.
I use about 7 slices of white bread – sue me – You could use the wheat bread, but the wheat bread we buy has seeds all over it and she was not having those.
Milk 2/3 cup
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon to taste
Powdered Sugar to taste
When I make the mixture, I just use the vanilla, eggs, and milk. Cinnamon does not mix with just liquids and what you will find is that the first slice you make would be like the Youtube Cinnamon challenge if you tried to mix the cinnamon.
I dip the slices in the mixture and put them in the pan and then I sprinkle the powdered sugar and cinnamon on the slice. Works pretty slick that way. I use the powdered sugar as just a little bit more sweetness to entice the monster to feed.
My monster isn’t too keen on the crust and so after I make them and they are cooled, I get to enjoy a bit of the fruits of my labor by cutting and eating the crusts. Then I cut them into 3-4 strips and put them in a ziplock bag and freeze. Done and done.