Healthy Baby Oats Cereal & Porridge recipe
Healthy breakfast food for your children is an extremely important guarantee of a good and energetic day for your baby.
We are sure that no one can argue that oatmeal is one of the most useful breakfasts not only for children but also for adults. If your children start their day with healthy food, they will usually be able to spend their day full of strength and energy.
Pediatricians consider oatmeal to be one of the most useful porridges. Only buckwheat can compete with it. The famous oatmeal is rich in protein, it contains a sufficient amount of B vitamins (more than in other cereals), calcium and phosphorus are so important for the development of the skeletal system. Due to the combination of B vitamins and iron, oatmeal stimulates hematopoiesis, helps to cope with anemia faster.
Among all plant products, oat grains are the undisputed leader in fat content. They also contain vitamin H – a powerful stimulant of protein metabolism. It has a positive effect on the general condition, increases skin elasticity
The main reason why oatmeal is recommended to eat in the morning, not in the evening or at lunch – high calorie: 100 g of oatmeal contains 380 kcal. A significant proportion of the products – carbohydrates, up to 60%, add to this up to 18% protein. As you can see, this is an extremely filling product, just the kind you need at the beginning of the day.
The cereals you feed your children can also contain semolina, rice, corn grits, millet, and various cereals. All these ingredients will definitely be a useful basis for a healthy diet for your child. (Of course, everything depends on the age of your baby).
How to accustom your baby to healthy nutrition such as oatmeal or other cereals?
You can prepare a formula of oatmeal for your child – this is the easiest option. For the first time, offer this porridge at breakfast – no more than 1/2 dessert spoon. If all is well, next time increase the portion by 2 times – and so on until you bring its volume to a minimum of 150 ml.
Healthy baby oats cereal and porridge recipes
Also as a useful addition, we want to offer you 3 recipes for cooking different Healthy Baby Oats Cereal and Porridge.
Porridge with milk
Open the package of any porridge, for example Holle Organic Semolina Porridge, Holle Organic Milk Cereal with Millet, Holle Organic Oats Porridge etc. Bring 100 ml whole milk and 100 ml water to a boil and let cool to about 50 ° C. Add liquid to the bottle and add 25 g of organic baby cereal (about 5 tablespoons). Stir before use, cool, and feed the child. Always check the temperature of the porridge before feeding (about 37 degrees). To avoid overheating, do not heat the mixture in the microwave.
Porridge with chopped strawberries and raspberries (for children from 1 year)
You can also use any other fruit that your child can eat, be sure to consult a pediatrician. Mix oatmeal with milk and cook as described in the first recipe. Chop the fruit and add to the porridge. If desired, you can add fruit before or after cooking porridge. Porridge will look very tasty and interesting, so your kids will be looking forward to such a dish.
Using baby formula instead of milk when making porridge
Cook baby milk formula and put your beloved Holle Porridge. How to dilute baby formula is indicated in the official instructions of the manufacturer. Therefore, first of all, parents should study the information on the package. Each brand of the mixture calculates the caloric content, the number of trace elements, vitamins, and other ingredients, taking into account the child’s age and the purpose of infant food. Indicators may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
So it turns out that my child is forced to constantly eat porridge?
Are there any other healthy snack options for kids during the day besides porridge? Of course, there are many options for healthy snacks for your kids! Pouches will be the best option. Such pouches usually contain fruits or vegetables. A good example of such products is the Holle pouches because there are many types of bags for every taste. They are very convenient to take with you outside or anywhere, as they are hermetically sealed and do not take up much space. At the same time, they contain many useful elements for your toddler.
Remember, if you are not sure about something, always consult a doctor, because your child’s health is the most important thing!