Research shows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and its daily dose is not one to skip. For you parents out there, statistics tell us a daily breakfast will help our children in school, with less absenteeism and better behavior in the classroom. While that’s mostly based on just good parenting, good parenting includes ensuring your child eats a healthy breakfast. And healthy is the key.
I found this oatmeal recipe a couple years ago in Cooking Light and it is my go-to breakfast in the cold weather months. It’s simple, quick and nutritious, and my daughter gobbles it up. You get the benefits of whole grains from the oats and the nutrients from the wheat germ, such as vitamin E, iron, potassium and folic acid. We add a little milk to make it more creamy and top it with brown sugar. It reheats well, too, so double the batch and have breakfast ready to go for those busy mornings.
3 3/4 cups water
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup wheat germ
1/4 tsp salt