Quick Tip - Oatmeal

Here's another quick tip for you...

I make oatmeal a LOT for my kids' breakfast (quick, cheap, nutritious), and I like to mix some frozen berries in it for them. I ran out of blueberries recently, so started in on the bag of whole, frozen strawberries. At first, I was defrosting the strawberries a bit and then chopping them up with a knife before putting them in the oatmeal. But I came up with a better way:

After the oatmeal is cooked, I drop the berries (whole and still frozen) into the cereal. I pop it in the microwave for another minute or two until the berries are softer. Then I use my potato masher to mash up the berries and mix it all together. Not having to defrost and chop the berries separately saved me lots of time and effort. Give it a try!

Anonymous –   – (12/29/2007 09:15:00 PM)  

Now why haven't I thought of this? What a good idea. Zach is a fruit-a-holic to say the least! He would love this! Noelle, on the other hand, probably wouldn't touch it! She's one of those "texture sensitive" kids who can't stand chunks of things mixed into other things (like yogurt with fruit in it).

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