Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Econ-Oats

Like any other mom, my time for food prep is limited by the occasional screaming of children, or in this morning's case, Eva sweetly asking, "please" over and over. I used to make my girls instant fruit oatmeal packets for breakfast. It was fast and seemed healthy enough... Well, it isn't that healthy, many flavored oatmeals contain the dreaded high fructose corn syrup and many other fillers! I have a much healthier and cheaper way to mix up some fruity oatmeal for your littles ones.


Econ-Oats

Servings 2 children
You will need
Time >5 minutes

18 oz canister of generic quick oats. This is much cheaper than individual packets and even saves the environment by using less packaging. For this recipe use...
3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup whole milk
Several generous tablespoons of apple sauce (or fresh mashed banana, mango, strawberries). We used a generic organic applesauce, again we do not buy individual sized servings.
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch of salt. I used sea salt that I got in a bulk size grinder from Costco.
A drizzle of raw honey.

1. Add the oats, milk, salt and cinnamon.
2. Microwave for about a minute and a half.
3. Add applesauce and honey.
4. Serve to your little ones with love! :)

You can also substitute fruit juice for the milk,or water, depending on what you have and what nutrition you need.


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