back to the food topic. breakfast is by far the easiet meal. babies are happiest in the mornings, anything is welcomed because simply being awake is fun. eating something is like icing on the cake. i always offer some kind of fresh fruit. then like previously stated usually toast. avocado or peanut butter toast is a staple. the peanut butter is great protein. today we are having oatmeal with cinnamon and flax seed sprinkled in. i would add blueberries but lincoln is on an anit-fruit IN his food kick. seriously, it changes daily. the focus on the breakfast this morning is the cinnamon.
cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants out there. it has an effect on blood sugar comparable to diabetes medication. it helps lower cholesterol. it has been said that it combats bacteria that causes acid reflux and ulcers. obviously lincoln doesn’t have any of these issues yet, but eating such a healthy spice can’t hurt him. and again, food right now is mainly about developing future eating habits. i want him to accept cinnamon instead of heapings of sugar in his cereal or oatmeal. if he learns that sugar is needed, he will ‘need’ it. if he learns that it is a TREAT. then he (hopefully) will look at it as such. another great way to sweeten oatmeal for babies is to cut up a banana and cook the oatmeal with the banana in it. the banana gets melty and sweet, and also helps hold the oatmeal together for those messy little spoon trips.
all that being said, this morning the oatmeal was denied because of the ‘temperature’. it was, as i was told, “oooh hot hot hot. oh no. hot.” so there you go.