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.
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.
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.
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.
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.