What a great deal! I’m always looking for good fats to add to Birkley’s shakes/meals. Now can buy it at Costco for $8.99 for 1 Liter. Normally around $10 for half this size. Tweet
If looking for some recipe ideas, hope these can help. After years of looking, researching and trying to figure out a healthier way for my daughter to eat, enjoy what she’s eating and receiving a healthy and balanced meal, we finally have some great mixes that work well. Plus affordable too.
Apple Pie Shake
(alter to make strawberry, blueberry shake)
Makes 2 / 8 oz shakes
12 oz. almond or soy milk (can use cow’s milk as well)
¼ scoop of Raw Meal – Vanilla (sometimes I use ½ cup soy/regular vanilla yogurt for variation)
2 graham cracker sheets
1/8 cup cinnamon applesauce (replace with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
1/8 – ¼ cup Gerber Mulitgrain Cereal, Rice Cereal or Oatmeal
(will depend on how thick you need your shake)
* Add little over ½ tsp of oil to 8 oz poured – if need more fat.
Don’t add to the mix above, add after your have poured the desired amount in your bottle or cup.
(I use safflower or sunflower because I want a buttery flavor and better than vegetable oil)
• Every feeding for Birkley is 8 oz. so this recipe is for 2 feedings for her.
• We use the Cuisinart Smart Stick because it’s fast and a perfect size for making 2 at a time, easy for travel and only $30 – $35.
• If add oil, want to try to use right away. Don’t want to put back in the frig as the shake will start to separate. For this reason, we usually add oil two times a day to her 8 oz shakes. Plus most likely enough added fat.
• We alter her shakes using soy and almond milk throughout the day since soy has more protein and don’t want to hurt her stomach.
Depending on what your child needs, can add honey for more sugar, less oil if don’t need added fat, whatever you need to do, can alter easily. In our case, Birkley uses Avent bottles with a slit at the top so can drink thicker shakes easily without choking.
Peanut Butter and Banana Shake
Same as above but instead of Rawmeal and applesauce, add about a 1 TB to 1 ½ TB of peanut butter or almond butter and add ½ a banana
In the Denver area, I’ve heard of a few camps being offered but always looking for other options. Know of any? Please comment below if do. I would like to make a running list for everyone so when the time comes, we aren’t all stressing. […]
So I finally came across a site with some good ideas on how to make non-slip surfaces for the water. I don’t want to pay $500 or so for a bathing chair for Birkley so I’m buying another First Years Reclining Booster Seat and adding a non-slip surface to the bath tub so it doesn’t slip. She sits in the chair perfectly and it only costs around $30 and even with adding any of these ideas, I won’t be paying more than $50. So much better.
Here’s the link:
The Boat Galley
I’ll keep you posted as to what worked for us. Yeah! Finally I’m getting somewhere.
So we have finally hired our first live in nanny but keep in mind, we don’t have her 24/7. We do a little trade for free living and a little paid to use her for about 20 hours a week. Works better for us. Anyway it’s taken some time for us to get used to the new situation but I have to say that after a few weeks, things are going great. Still not sure how long we’ll do this but has been a huge break for me and definitely gives me time to work more and really just have some time away from the crazy life of having a child with special needs. Don’t get me wrong, great for help with the other kids too but it’s Birkley I needed a break from.
Keep you posted but if any questions, feel free to ask away.