Make an Oatmeal Toppings Bar!
I'm not entirely sure how I blinked and all of a sudden, my two kiddos have a real opinion on what they want to eat in the morning. It used to be that I could make the two of them the same breakfast, or lunch for that matter, and they would be completely fine with it. Well, apparently, somewhere between the end of baby food and now, all of this has changed. If the Buddy wants toast, then you can be sure that the Baby wants an egg. It never fails.
Things changed about 6 months ago when both of my kiddos discovered a love of oatmeal. I'm not kidding, they can't get enough. And what mom is going to argue with their kids liking oatmeal, am I right? The fact that my husband and I are also huge oatmeal eaters makes this a very good thing.
Recently, I came across a new offering from my trusty Quaker Oats called Perfect Portions. Cute name, I was intrigued. It turns out, that Quaker Perfect Portions has the speed of instant oatmeal, but comes in one large package that allows you to make a little or a lot, depending on how much you need. Little people=little servings. Bigger people=bigger servings. I am pretty sure my favorite part, though, is the fact that it comes unsweetened, allowing you to customize your own flavors. Speed? Check. Custom toppings and sweetness? Check. Heart healthy, and nutritious breakfast? Check. It gives me great pleasure anytime my kids genuinely love a healthy food, and the fact that the soluble fiber in Quaker Oats can help reduce cholesterol as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol* is a total win win.
Check out the slideshow above to hear more about how Jelly Toast serves her family oatmeal in a fun way.
*3g of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats provides 2g per serving.
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