So my lovely little baby is a picky eater. How did this happen? The good thing is she is picky like me. It isn’t green foods, or vegetables she avoids, no, it is some sort of structure that only she know. It is starting to get better, but until then I just keep making this oatmeal in huge batches because it is all she wants to eat. I shouldn’t complain since this is just about the healthiest thing I could get into her, but still.
You can mix and match what goes in here depending on what your toddler is into. Mine will only eat it if there are pieces of green that she can see. She turned up her nose and wouldn’t even try my apricot almond oatmeal the other. day. Whatever. I do try to mix it up a bit and add different grains, vegetables, and cheese on and off. I even put some chicken in one time and she ate that, as long as it was in the oatmeal. Not on it’s own, that just wouldn’t make sense.
If your little lovely doesn’t like vegetables you could hide them by using a white carrot and peeling the zucchini, just leave out the spinach. You could also make it sweet by swapping the broth for sweetener, maybe adding some cinnamon.
Good luck with your picky eater!
Toddler Superfood Oatmeal
- 1 cup water
- 1 small carrot, peeled and shredded
- 1/2 small/medium zucchini, shredded
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp mushroom broth powder or mushroom bullion
- 1 TBL chia seeds
- 1 TBL hemp seeds
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 TBL nutritional yeast
- 1 TBL olive oil (optional)
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese (optional)
- Put water, carrot, and zucchini in a small saucepan and bring water to a boil.
- Once water is boiling stir in the oats.
- Add chia and hemp seed and stir briefly.
- Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until water is almost absorbed, 3-5 minutes.
- Add spinach and nutritional yeas, stir and cook until the oatmeal is the consistency you prefer.
- Stir in olive oil and cottage cheese if using.