Breakfast is such an important part of the day. It has moments of chaos, bliss, and of course hunger. Some of Truett’s most sweetest moments have been in the early mornings before school. He wants to cuddle & act silly, talk about all sorts of things, and must eat. This our special bonding time as mother and son. If I know that I’ll be leaving for a few days (happening in a few days actually), I try to make these moments more special.
This particular morning, I sat down with my little cowpoke and asked him to share a bowl of goodness, aka, oatmeal, with me. I love that he enjoys healthier breakfast foods. This morning we decided to chow down on oatmeal. I added a little bit of honey and Truett had blueberries with his. While we ate, we discussed the day. I told him that he had UIL awards and that he would be getting a ribbon. I reminded him to have good manners, to wash his hands, and be kind to others. He quickly let me know that he already knows this and that I tell him the same thing every day. I love that. It means he listens. He started reading his homework words to me and talked about library. Within 15 minutes we had finished our breakfast and headed off to the bus. I told him to have a good day and he said, “Oh I will. My belly is all full.”
For those who want to know – Truett participated in UIL Poetry. Out of almost 20 kids, he made the top 6 who then went on to recite the poem to another set of judges, where he placed 5th overall. Not too shabby for his first time and having a SUPER LONG poem. I was proud of him. Their awards were just recent and when he asked how come his friend Kinley got a medal instead of a ribbon, I had to explain that she had won 1st place. By our conversation, it sounds like he plans on trying that much harder next year…..he wants that medal. Do you know which one he is?
Also, I know I’ll get asked about breakfast so here’s the deets. It’s new from Quaker. It’s their multiserve INSTANT oatmeal, perfect proportions.
It has no added sugar, meaning you sweeten your way, and it’s instant. I mentioned instant twice because unless I get up extra early, I don’t have time to cook up oatmeal on school mornings so we usually have it on weekends. And while I have enjoyed Quaker’s other instant oatmeal options, they are sugary and we are trying to cut down. With this instant, no sugar added version, we can now have it on our busy mornings. It literally takes 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave settings. We loved the taste, texture, and the fact that we have control over what sweeteners go in it, if any. The bag costs $1.98 and since the whole point is to control portions, then it actually lasts a while.
We like to add different things to our oatmeal too, giving it a fresh foodie lift everytime. What are some of the things you add to your oatmeal?
Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with compensation and gift card in return for my time & efforts to create this post. Opinions are my own, always.