Thursday, July 26, 2012

Raspberries oatmeal breakfast

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it not only needs to be nutritious, healthy, colorful and tasty, it also needs to somehow end up in the little tummy. Sometimes Santino doesn't want to have breakfast, more often than not he won't eat oatmeal or other porridge, and settles with just a cup of milk. Then we often go out, play in the park, and he gets hungry, snacking on apple slices or crackers.

So i try to come up with some healthy morning meals for him, something so yummy, that he wouldn't be able to resist.

I found, that Santino loves raspberry oatmeal. It is flavorful enough, healthy and easy to make in the morning!

1 cup of water, bring to a boil. Add a pinch of salt, 1 tbs of sugar and about 1/2 cup of oat flakes. Cook for a few minutes in the boiling water, stirring often, so that it won't stick to the pan or spill on the stove. Add about 8-10 raspberries, stir, let it cook a little longer, apprx. 3-4 minutes on medium low heat. In the end, add about 1/4 cup of milk. Let it boil, and take off the heat.

It should be runny when hot, but it will stiffen up while it cools. If your toddler doesn't like his porridge too flaky, you can blend it in a small blender, to a smoother consistency.

Granted, raspberries can be replaced by apples and cinnamon, blueberries, or strawberries. Or whatever else you can think of, that has lots of flavor.

Enjoy with a great company!