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Nutrient Packed Breakfast in 60 Seconds: Oatmeal Packets

One (of many) great things about oatmeal is that it is super easy to make.  All you have to do is add boiling water.  And even if you don’t have time to wait for boiling water you can use your microwave or even use your Keurig for some fast hot water delivery!

As you know from my first oatmeal post, I like to supercharge my oatmeal by adding lots of nutrient dense toppings.  But by doing so, it starts to take more than just a minute to make by the time I take out all of the toppings, measure them out, put them in my oatmeal, and put them away. 

I wanted my mac daddy oatmeal and I wanted it fast and this is how my Oatmeal Packets were born!

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Kids Vs. Vegetables

We all know that fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest foods (if not THE healthiest foods) your kids can be eating.  We also all know that most of our kids don’t request carrot sticks when they are hungry.   Fruit is an easier sell, but it still can be hard to get enough into their diets. (See bottom of post for servings/day for children.)

In my quest to have my children eat more fruits and veggies, I have come up with a few tricks that have really helped.   If you have any other tips, please share below them by posting a comment below. 

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My ‘Go To’ Veggie Recipe

I can’t even call it my go to recipe.  It’s really more like my ONLY veggie recipe!  OK, so now Im totally exaggerating, but I would definitely say I use this recipe at LEAST three times per week.  Why?  Because it is the easiest, most delicious way, in my opinion, to prepare vegetables.  And the beauty of this recipe is that you can basically use ANY vegetables you like. 

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Oatmeal: The Not So Great, The Great, & The Best!

The Great:  I am obsessed with oatmeal.  It is literally one of my favorite foods.  And I love how versatile it is.  You can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – it works anytime of the day!  My kids love oatmeal too, and it is such an easy and healthy dish to whip up. 

Oatmeal has tons of benefits for our health.  It’s naturally gluten free, rich in vitamins, minerals, and lipids, extremely low in sugar, and high in both protein and dietary fiber.  And that’s just the oatmeal itself!  But you need to be careful of which oatmeal you get, which leads me to…

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