I’m always looking for fast protein rich breakfast options. When I start my day with a protein filled breakfast I feel full longer. Plus, I don’t know about you, but my kids will eat carbs all day if I let them. It’s important for me to try to keep their meals balanced. I came up with this quinoa breakfast bowl recipe because both my sons are currently on an oatmeal strike. No matter what I put in their oatmeal they reject it. I wanted to change it up their breakfast options.
This adds a different texture to the mix and since my kids love granola and nutty, this was worth a try!
This is also great for oatmeal lovers. It looks very similar to oatmeal right? It does however have a slightly different texture. If your child is extremely picky you can always mix in some cooked quinoa first into their oatmeal to ease them into it.
If you’ve been following me a while, you know I’m big on introduction and exposure of foods and textures. From the beginning, I tried to expose my kids to different textures. It creates a diverse palate and it’s great to introduce a variety before they form opinions. It’s great to introduce different textures to younger children early. We followed baby led weaning, and in my opinion it’s paid off.
Quinoa is also a great alternative to rice cereal. The super food has a ton of nutrients. t has twice the protein content content of rice or barley. It’s also a great source of calcium, magnesium, manganese, and vitamins and fiber.
You can also make this the night before, warm it up when needed and add a little more almond milk if your kids it less thick.
Quinoa Breakfast bowl recipe
- 1 c. Quinoa
- 2 c. Almond milk
- 1 tbs. peanut butter (optional)
- 1 tbs. maple syrup, to taste
- In a medium size sauce pan, add quinoa, almond milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup
- Simmer in medium heat for 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked
- Add more almond milk if you'd like a thinner consistency
Looking for more breakfast options? Try this No cook Overnight Chia Oatmeal recipe
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