Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What will they eat?

I posted this a while ago, but it pretty much is still true, the oatmeal is the favorite around here because they help make it.

With a 2 year old and one year old, I find it hard to make something healthy for them to eat for breakfast. I have been experimenting with some new things to see what they like and to give any of you out there some ideas for your kids.

Day 1
The first day I made oatmeal. Not just any oatmeal, health oatmeal. I took about 1/3 cup of quick oats and some whole milk, just enough to wet the oats and microwaved for 30 seconds. I then added a bit more milk and cooked it in the microwave another 30 seconds. I took it out added some apple sauce, 1 tablespoon of wheat germ and 1 tablespoon of flax seed. I topped it with blueberries, bananas and cinnamon.

Both kids LOVED it. It was so easy to make. I recommend this is all moms. Plus you can add whatever you have in the house, brown sugar, honey, apples etc.

Day 2
Today I tried something mt friend Keri told me about. You take a piece of bread, take a cookie cutter and cut out the middle of the slice of bread. I then buttered both sides and put it on the frying pan. I had one egg yoke that I already scrambled, I poured that into the cut out slice of bread. Let the egg cook and bread toast, flip and let the other side cook.
While it is cooking, take a slice of American cheese and a small amount of milk, microwave until melted (only a few seconds). Once the egg is cooked through glaze with the cheese and ta dah....
This one took a bit more work and for me wasn't worth it because the kids didn't eat it. I would eat it if I wasn't drinking slim fast.

Day 3

This is easy. My kids love the whole wheat blueberry waffles, but today I thought I would dress them up. After toasting the waffle I added spreadable cream cheese then topped with grape jelly.They enjoyed it, but I think next time I'll just do the cream cheese.

Day 4

Ok I love being creative with our pancakes. I have thrown in so many ingredients in the past, but I'll just share what I did today. I took pancake batter, prepared as the box requires then I add quick oats, apple sauce, then I added cooked carrots (some we had left over) mashed them up then mixed all the batter together. While one side of the pancake cooks add a sprinkle of brown sugar to the uncooked side. Flip when ready. The brown sugar gives the pancake a crunch and a sweet favor so you don't need sticky syrup.
I always make more than we can eat so I can stick them in the freezer for another morning. The kids really liked these pancakes.

I hope this helped you. If you have any ideas please share them with me.


  1. A favorite at our house is yogurt parfaits. I use plain or vanilla low fat yogurt and sprinkle on granola cereal and then add strawberries or blueberries. The kids feel like they are having dessert for breakfast but it's pretty good for them too!

  2. I think breakfast is the hardest meal of the day to plan. My kids favorite breakfast items aren't very healthy. They love bacon, sausage and pancakes! Justin makes something very similar to what you made on day 2. He calls it eggs in the middle (he doesn't put cheese on top) and my kids LOVE it. They even order it when we go to Cracker Barrel.

    The blueberry waffle made me laugh because it reminded me of the time Taylynn brought one over during our garage sale. Remember me flipping out because I thought she found a moldy waffle in our garage :)!

  3. LOVE the pancake idea! I could sneak in tons of things in the pancake batter, thanks so much!!!
    And I love the waffle w/ cream cheese to, thanks!