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 to split between 1 parent and 1 child
Takes 5 minutes or less
1 microwave safe bowl
1 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
1/4 to 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
Cook for about 2 minutes until oatmeal has absorbed all the milk and the blueberries are defrosted. See tips below on microwaving.
Stir and eat!
If you like your oatmeal sweeter, add some sugar on top. This is also really yummy with coconut flakes sprinkled on top.
this oatmeal recipe: 190 calories - 14g protein - 0g added sugar - 6g 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 from 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.
3. The size of your bowl also makes a difference. If you cook your oats in a bowl with tall sides, it's less likely to flow over the top. I like the glass bowls from the dollar store because they are a good shape and they