Picky eaters

13173874_114789458932164_2183952341349182971_nMornings are hectic around my house. A week of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners is exhausting when you have a picky eater. Luckily for me there are few things my kids fight me on eating. Oatmeal was not a fan favorite for my children. So I experimented with fruit, flavoring and any thing I could think of to get them to welcome the occasional bowl of oats. I finally made the discovery that has them scarfing it down like fruit loops, yogurt! I buy fat free vanilla yogurt regularly. It’s amazing how many recipes you can use it with. So one Friday morning when we had slim pickings for breakfast options I pulled out the oatmeal. The sighs and grumbling of disapproval started. I made the usual oatmeal with cinnamon, vanilla extract and 2% milk. A tsp of honey to sweeten this bowl of slop. When I put the milk back in the fridge I saw the yogurt. Vanilla sweetened with honey. Hmmm…let’s give it a go I thought. So I added 2 tbsps of vanilla yogurt to the oatmeal and stirred it in. To my surprise not only did my kids love it, they asked for more! Win for mommy. So if you have a picky eater not so keen on eating their oatmeal, give it a go!

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