Rich in vitamin C, vitamin B12, iron
This is seriously one of the best breakfasts out there. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also chock-full of iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium. Serving your oatmeal with a tasty vitamin C-rich fruit (we like blueberries and strawberries) ensures that the iron in the oats is easily absorbed by your veggie baby’s body.
Our daughter likes this breakfast so much she eats it every single day. Yup, it’s the only food she hasn’t gotten tired of yet. I know that if she’s refusing a dinner (no matter how good I think it looks and tastes) that I can always give her a bowl of healthy oatmeal to fill her up and provide her with important nutrients.
1/4 cup uncooked rolled (or old fashioned) oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of blueberries, quartered, if large (frozen blueberries also work — be sure to thaw them before using)
1/4 cup almond milk (and/or breast milk for babies 6-9 months)
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Add oats and water to a microwave safe glass bowl. Microwave on high for up to two minutes. Water should be completely absorbed when done and oats should be soft.
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add in oats, and simmer, uncovered for about 5 minutes, or until water is absorbed and oats are soft. Add more water if oats need additional cooking. Stir occasionally.
Once oats are cooked, transfer to a baby bowl if needed, and stir in remaining ingredients. Make sure the oatmeal is not too hot before serving. For younger babies 6-9 months old, you can add more water or almond milk and puree the oatmeal to thin the consistency. Older babies can enjoy a chunkier texture.