What I learned when I recently wrote about the American Heart Association's recommended limits on salt and sugar intake for kids is that we have pretty healthy diets at my house - but we could do better.
This recipe comes from the association's list of kid-friendly recipes. It's perfect for those busy mornings when you might otherwise send them out the door with a toaster pastry or (once) frozen breakfast sandwich. Find more kid-friendly recipes on the heart association's website.
Overnight No-Cook Banana Oatmeal
2.5 cups skim milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3.5 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick-cooking)
2 bananas, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/4 cup chopped, unsalted pecans or walnuts
In a large , re-sealable container or bowl, add milk, honey and extract. Stir to combine, adding oats and stirring to combine. Seal or cover, place in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.
The next day, peel each banana. Halve each one lenghtwise and slice. Divide sliced bananas and nuts over each oatmeal portion.
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