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Summer Fun with Oatmeal

Jun 26, 2013

Summer is finally here, and that means that means pool dates, BBQs, and time to relax with your family. A time of year when a Tuesday can feel like a Sunday, without the backpack rush and homework shenanigans.

With a little bit more time on our hands in the morning, why not bring the kids into the kitchen for breakfast. Set up a workstation, bring out the chefs hats and aprons, and make putting breakfast together a fun activity for the whole family. After all, studies show that kids who cook are hungrier for healthy food choices, and who wouldn’t want that?

Here at Good Food Made Simple, we can’t wait for leisurely summer mornings. So here are our top 3 oatmeal recipes to shake things up for summer. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

1. Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal: The classic sandwich turned into a spoon-worthy meal. Swirl in a spoonful of your favorite natural peanut butter (avoid any with added ingredients such as hydrogenated oils or HFCS), and preserves for a new take on an old favorite. (Potato chips optional!)

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2. Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal: Nothing says summer like strawberries. Throw a handful of sliced strawberries in a bowl of our oats and top with vanilla soymilk or some vanilla Greek yogurt for a fresh twist on an old staple.

3. Protein Power Banana Whipped Oatmeal: For the long summer days when you need a little extra oomph. When you’re ¾ through cooking your oats, whip in a spoonful of cottage cheese and a half of a banana for a smooth and fluffy texture that gives you a pep in your step. (Trust us, you can’t taste the cottage cheese!)

What’s your favorite Oatmeal add-in? We’d love to hear!

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