Oatmeal is easy, inexpensive and healthy. It has a lot of fiber, which is something most kids don't get enough of. When you make it with milk, it also has a lot of protein to help your child make it to the next mealtime without feeling hungry.
Makes 1 bowl of oatmeal (enough for an adult and a small child to share depending on appetites)
Takes 5 minutes or less
1 microwave safe bowl
1 cup quick oats
1 cup milk (I use 1 percent, but whatever kind you have works)
1 banana cut into chunks (make them small for new eaters!)
Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
Cook for about 1 minute until the milk is absorbed into the oats.
Stir and add in chopped bananas. Eat it warm!
this oatmeal recipe: 280 calories - 14 g protein - 0 g added sugar - 9g fiber
kids age 1-3 need: 13g protein/day - limit 25g added sugar - 19g fiber/day
honey nut cheerios has: 110 calories - 1g fiber - 9g added sugar - 2g fiber
1. Oatmeal has a tendency to flow over the sides of the bowl in the microwave. If this happens to you, I'm sorry! This is how to prevent it happening next time. Turn the power on your microwave to 50 percent and increase the time by 1-2 minutes.
2. If you are using regular rolled oats, you will need to increase the cooking time. It is almost impossible to cook regular rolled oats in milk without them spilling over the top UNLESS you turn the power on your microwave down to about 50 percent.