My notes: The baked oatmeal was a big hit, and I'm pleased with it as a hot breakfast option. The recipe calls for nuts and raisins baked in, but because of the choking hazard for Little A, I opted to leave them out and just sprinkle them on top for Big R. I also reduced the sugar and added some cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Delicious and so easy to throw together! We all ate some and there is enough for a few more generous servings tomorrow.
The meal: Butternut squash risotto; spinach salad with sliced apples and cashews; green peas; applesauce; milk.
What they ate:
Big R ate a large serving of the salad, all of his applesauce, one bite of risotto, and no peas. Drank all of his milk.
Snacks: At home, Little A ate a Nutrigrain bar. At school, Big R had pretzels and apple juice. They each had one Ginger Shortbread Cookie.
Thoughts on the day:
- I so wish they wouldn't offer juice at the preschool. But we don't serve juice at home and Big R drinks reasonable amounts of milk and plenty of water, so I don't stress about it too much.
- I need to come up with better snack options for home- too much sugar and other stuff in those Nutrigrain bars.
- I have a goal of switching to plain unsweetened yogurt that I jazz up with fresh fruit, to cut down on added sugars. I need to work on that. There are 19g of sugar in a single-serve container of the Chobani flavored yogurt, which is about 5 teaspoons. So that's about 3 tsp. for Ryan and 2 tsp. for Aiden right there- too much!