It’s 3:00 and you are ready for an afternoon snack. You want something nutritious, but also delicious, and you aren’t in the mood for a fruit or some vegetables. You’re in the mood for some comfort food.
Quinoa. High in fiber. Higher in protein. Contains calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. Has all essential amino acids. High in vitamin B. Gluten free. Easy to make.
So why the heck NOT have it for breakfast!?!
Now you can. They’re called Quinoa Breakfast Squares and they are hearty, satisfying, and delicious. This is the perfect breakfast for days you wake up craving something warm and comforting.
The recipe makes roughly 8 to 10 servings, so you can freeze what you don’t eat for another time.
With winter upon us, I thought this would be the perfect time to share the quinoa love.
One of the best things you can do as a parent is to feed your child (and yourself!) a solid, energy packed, nutritional breakfast.
But if your mornings are anything like mine, you are rushing around making lunches, packing snacks, picking out clothing, signing papers that didn’t get signed the night before, breaking up a sibling fight or two, feeding the dog, and actually getting dressed yourself because you simply cannot take your kids to school AGAIN in your robe! (Hey – we don’t have to get out of the car, right??)
So what CAN you do to beef up the nutritional content of your and your children’s breakfasts?
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!
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…