*We have partnered with the National Milk Life Campaign for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.*
I found myself sitting in the kitchen this morning, trying to come up with a few new recipes to add to our breakfast section in my cook book. If I could serve my kids eggs, toast, and milk every day, I would. But, if it were up to them they could eat cookies and milk for breakfast every day. So, trying to balance out a way to make breakfast fun and different is always a challenge especially as a mom because I try to make the best health choices.
Are your kids picky eaters as well? I guess I could blame myself for introducing them to toaster strudels and cereal at such a young age. Haha.
The majority of my recipes I find easily on Pinterest. I mean, seriously. Where would we be without Pinterest? I’m not the only one who searches Pinterest for everything (literally everything), right? You can find everything from recipes of smoothies, to delicious homemade syrup and it also inspires me so much to make the best choices for my children. I have also come across a few articles explaining how dairy-free diets are a new trend and all the benefits you could get from not drinking any milk products. Whaaat? I grew up on dairy products, and so did my parents, and theirs and so forth. As a matter of fact, I decided to do some research myself and found that milk is the top food source for three out of the four nutrients of concern – the nutrients Americans, including children, are most lacking in their diets– calcium, vitamin D, and potassium.
I have added milk to our breakfast since E was a baby. An 8-ounce serving of milk contains nine essential nutrients including protein, B vitamins, Vitamin A, potassium, and bone-building nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus. It’s really simple to add farm-fresh milk into your diet. I made homemade brown sugar oatmeal the other day for breakfast and instead of adding water, we replaced it with milk to make the oatmeal thicker and adding milk is a simple way to get natural, high-quality protein plus other nutrients kids need to help power through the day’s activities with a taste they love. So, I wanted to share with you guys how simple and easy it was to make:
Ingredients (Serving Size 2):
-2 cups of milk
-Two tsp of brown sugar
-1 cup of rolled oats
-1 tbsp of maple syrup
- Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Heat up a saucepan
- Add all ingredients to pan and mix frequently until the milk is absorbed. Approx 5 min.
- Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes.