Good morning and happy Friday!
I wanted to share what has easily become James’s favorite breakfast. If you’re not into baby food, this is also a delicious grown up breakfast, just sub rolled oats for baby oatmeal (or not…you do you 😉
When James first started solids, he didn’t seem that into breakfast. He only started regularly eating his food in the morning, when I started serving him this oatmeal. At first, I tried just giving him rolled oats. He wasn’t into it. I then tried putting them through the food processor to change the texture. Still not having it. I finally bought this baby oatmeal and he loved it. Go figure. They also sell it at Target.
After some experimentation, we’ve settled on a combo he loves. The first morning I made this for him, I had to go quickly make another serving because he gobbled it up so quickly.
I never actually measure things when making this, but here’s the basic recipe we’ve been using:
I buy frozen wild blueberries from Trader Joes – They’re much smaller than farmed blueberries, so I don’t have to cut or mash them before giving them to James. Plus, wild blueberries are even healthier than farmed, with twice the antioxidant capacity!
I like to combine hemp and chia seeds in an empty spice shaker (mine is from Ikea), so you don’t have to add each separately. You could of course add flax seed too.
On the occasional morning when he’s not into breakfast, I just save his extra oatmeal and mix it with yogurt at lunch time – food waste avoided!
I buy things like hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut oil, etc. from Thrive Market (referral link) – they have great deals!
What’s your favorite breakfast?