Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easy Baby Cereal

Ever find that sometimes you just need something easy to grab in the morning for breakfast? I don't know about you but there are mornings I just need food to be easy because it's been a rough night, were in a rush to get out the door, or I just simply need it to be easy.

Well here is an easy as can be way to make a wholesome baby cereal ahead of time for those mornings. Grind up some oats (you can use gluten free if you are a GF home or wanting to be pure GF with baby) in a blender, food processor, magic bullet, or whatever you have. You can throw in some sesame seeds (these grind best in a coffee grinder) or sunflower seeds. Grind everything up well and store in a glass jar. When it comes time to need an easy meal, just scoop some of your mixture into a bowl and pour some hot water over top. Stir up well and serve to baby.

This is great if your eating out because you can just ask the server for a glass of hot water and an extra bowl. You can whip up your homemade cereal right at the table.

There are endless things you could add to this if you'd like to give it a bit more flavor. A mashed banana or avocado is nice and travels well. (can you tell this was one of my go to meals when we were out and about??) Homemade applesauce is nice and sweet. Coconut milk. Veggie purees that have been frozen in ice cube trays and stored are nice as well. You can throw one of the veggie cubes in when you add the hot water and this opens all kinds of doors for getting a variety of veggies into the diet. Also makes it easy to become a lunch or dinner too.

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