Thursday, March 24, 2011

Breakfast Time

Many of you have asked me what our typical breakfast looks like. Here is a little peak into what some of our breakfast routine looks like:

100% Quaker Oats, Unsweetened Applesauce, Cinnamon, Milled Flaxseed, Probiotic Powder...
Black bowl= finished product

I cook the oats on the stove. Add a little applesauce and cinnamon for flavor. Mix in the flax seed and then the pro biotic at the very end. 

*We did not but you can also add brown or cane sugar for sweetening 

** Probiotic powder is similar to the probiotic you will find in some yogurts, except dairy does not adhere well to our gastrotestinal tracts. It works amazing for regulating the stomach and digestive system. Its great for on going maintenance of your over all health. If you think your okay but have diarreah/constipation issues, heartburn, stomach acidity, allergies- just to mention a few; your system is probably stressed. Try the powder and Inshallah it will help along with diet changes.

For the rushed mornings, you can always take a short cut and use a packaged oatmeal. Keep in mind that it may contain other ingredients and preservatives.

Consider ditching the eggo waffle and sugary cereal and think of preserving your health and body for the sake of Allah swt.

If you have an easily distracted or selective eater on your hand, consider putting a time limit on your meal times. It should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete a meal. Also, make meal time fun. Even adults enjoy good company and conversation during their meals. Try meal time games, special meal time toys, a reward chart or pull out the occasional educational dvd. Be creative and be fair- don't try feeding your child something you would never even try!

My little guy loves cars, we have a sticker book and the stickers easily peel off and on. So easy to reuse! It also works great for when he has a couple of bites left, I tell him "almost finished, do you want a sticker?" and he will Mashallah finish his food =)

How do you make meal time creative & fun? Please share your ideas!

1 comment:

  1. I miss those :( oatmeal packages. I stuffed a lot in my suit case last time. My ALL time favaorite is Wild berry meledy!! love the smell...every morning with H's pregnancy first thing I wanted to smell was the berry oat meal for 4 months!! (at least it was not the fired egg smell with butter on the bread with AR! (remember!?!?) lol. Yesterday I posted about Banana oatmeal check it out. <3


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