Providing a nutritious breakfast for my family is important. The girls enjoy eating a variety of foods, especially fresh berries, oatmeal, and yogurt. Which is why I aim to please when making a better-for-you breakfast that is fun, colorful and one which they can help me make. Our latest creation paired together all of their favorite breakfast foods into one – the Triple Berry Yogurt Parfait with Steel Cut Oats.
Today’s post is sponsored by Nestlé ®, but my family’s love for their Nesquik chocolate milk is all my own!
The girls drink milk every morning…and every night. That’s two cups a day, seven days a week – that’s A LOT of milk. Ensuring they are getting the right nutrition is my job. During the week breakfast time can be a bit rushed, which is why I enjoy the weekends. The weekends give us a lot more time and flexibility.
Every morning it’s the same thing. Get up – not willingly, bathroom, coffee, kids, breakfast. Not in that particular order necessarily. Mamas best friend in the morning is coffee and cereal. The girls love to snack on cereal and if given the opportunity would do it day and night. But I can imagine that the same old cereal flavor can get pretty boring, even for kids.
Looking for an alternative to traditional oatmeal breakfasts for your little ones? My girls love to eat oatmeal, but to mix things up from time to time I love to discover new grains. Quinoa is an ingredient I look for when purchasing fruit and veggie pouches for snack time, but I’ve never actually made it as a dish before. Adding different textures to their meals now will allow them to explore new flavors and hopefully avoid picky and fussy eaters down the road.
Weekend breakfasts can be simple and easy to make. Having your hands full shouldn’t stop you from getting your day started right. Three foods I love immensely are eggs, cheese and avocados, putting them together to make an Cheesy Egg & Avocado Sandwich makes for a heavenly breakfast recipe.