Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Yummy Oatmeal Combos!


Looking for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast? One that is a favorite for my 2 year-old daughter, and I certainly enjoy too, is our "oatmeal combo". Begin with Old Fashioned oats. Add dried fruit (such as cranberries or pomegranates) and cook in the microwave. Add mashed banana to oats for lovely sweetness and to moisten. Add flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and any type of nuts*, walnuts are a great choice. If you're feeding young kids, chopping the nuts allows for easier chewing. Fresh or frozen berries are another delicious and nutritious addition. Mix and enjoy! This hearty breakfast is quick and easy and energizes and satisfies until lunch time roles around.

*Note: if your children have risk of a nut (other allergies known, or family history of nut allergy), do not try nuts with them until age 4.


Hearty Oatmeal Combos

½ c Old Fashioned oats
¼ c dried fruit (cranberries or pomegranate are yummy)
1 banana
¼ c flaxseed meal
1 t cinnamon
¼ c nuts (any type, walnuts are most nutritious)
¼ c fresh or frozen berries (any type, blueberries are great!)

Fill a large cereal bowl with oats and dried fruit and cover with water.  Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave.  On a cutting board, mash a banana and mix into cooked oats.  Banana adds a lovely sweetness and moistens the dish.  Add flaxseed meal and cinnamon.  You can also add some nuts, walnuts are a great choice (chopping for young kids allows for easier chewing*).  Fresh or frozen berries are another delicious and nutritious addition.  Mix and enjoy!  This hearty breakfast is quick and easy and energizes and satisfies until lunch time roles around.

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