Make Six Weeks Worth of Breakfast in Just One Hour!
And there’s no magic pill to swallow!
Sound too good to be true? I assure you, it is not!
Remember how my kids essential have two choices for breakfast – either oatmeal or the “special of the week?” Two weeks ago I spent one hour compiling some beautiful little packages.
I made oatmeal fun. Oh yes, yes I did!
When the kids don’t want the weekly special, they get to choose one of the pre-made homemade packets of oatmeal from a cute green basket (that has been repurposed – it originally held my almost 5-year-old’s diapers when he was just a babe).
From an adults point of view, it’s probably not very exciting – I realize this. But through the eyes of a child, getting to choose red or pink or orange or blue or green for breakfast is the highlight of the morning! And the best part is that the preparation work is already done, and since you made them, you know exactly what’s in them: 100% pure ingredients (like oats and flax) and lots of love.
Oatmeal is full of soluble fiber, protein and all sorts of crazy-good vitamins and minerals – we already know this – but there’s another reason why this should be the breakfast of choice for kids. The specific type of soluble fiber in oats (beta-glucan) stimulates the production of antibodies, t-helper cells and plays a crucial role in immune protection. It helps to fight off the typical contagious colds that get passed around at school, thus aiding to keep your child – AND THE WHOLE FAMILY – well!
Now I can’t promise you that by feeding your child oatmeal for breakfast, no one in the family will ever get sick. I can promise you though that you’ll feel confident in knowing you fed your child a hearty and healthy breakfast, helping their brains develop and their bodies grow.
… when you take into account that the homemade version costs half as much, offers greater nutrition and is composed of REAL food (instead of those fake food chemicals that no one can pronounce), consider this one hour as time well spent investing in the health and well-being of your child. You can even brag to your friends that you created 30 breakfasts one Saturday afternoon - because it certainly is a feat – but just between you and me, it’s honestly not that difficult. Even those who are kitchen-challenged can pull this off.
I’m honored to be guest posting at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff today, showing step-by-step how you can make six weeks worth of “choose a color” breakfasts for your child – in merely one hour of your time. It’s a time and headache saver when you haven’t had a chance to pour your coffee yet!