Heeelllloooo cooler weather!!!!!
** Insert me dancing on a lush, green mountain top like Julie Andrews in Sound of Music. **
Seriously though, how happy are you that the wretched heat of the summer has said its goodbyes for the year? Anyway, it’s been a hot minute since i’ve done anything food-related on the blog. Life has been FULLLLL since we moved. So many transitions, new things, and things to figure out–we’re just trying to take things a day at a time. Since we moved in with my parents, i’ve tried to make breakfast time as streamlined as possible. For the last few weeks, i’ve had some easy, go-to, kid-friendly breakfasts that I whip up for Ezra and Aria, which takes out the guesswork and the aimless opening and staring into cupboards.
I’ve linked some recipes below that are from other blogs, but I also include how I do my version and note any tweaks and hacks. Oh! Random, but Ezra’s been starting to show interest in feeding himself with a spoon lately, and this right here has been amazing!
This is the only one that requires doing something the night before. Check out the recipe here. I like using a tiny bit of maple syrup as sweetener, and I use the basic recipe, so I can add whatever fruit I have on hand as a mix-in. I do the plain version for breakfast, but for afternoon treats or dessert, I like making the version that has cacao powder.
Instant Oatmeal w/ Blueberries + Bonus Ingredients:
For my version, I take a bag of instant oats (hello, hack!), dump it in a bowl with the boiling water and let it sit for a bit to cook. While it’s cooking, i’ll add a drizzle of honey (not until after they’re a year old), some of the kid’s DHA fish oil (I know–you’re thinking WTheck…see benefits here), and a sprinkling of cinnamon. And the lifesaver here is to grab frozen blueberries and put it on the hot oatmeal, give it a good stir, and voila–oatmeal that is way cooler now (AKA, ready to eat way sooner= happy kids). Original recipe here.
Greek Yogurt w/ Granola + Bonus ingredients:
And this is definitely the easiest one of all. Plop a few scoops of greek yogurt into a bowl, drizzle with honey, and fish oil (yes, again–it’s actually not that potent in smell so the kids can’t detect it), and I sprinkle whatever granola we have around on top and some ground flax seeds. I’ll also top it with some fruit (typically banana or fresh berries). Original recipe here.
And in case fall is in full swing for you like it is for me, I have fall friendly recipes for you!
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