Breakfast / Grains

Sweet Potato Oatmeal: Best Post-Thanksgiving Breakfast

Where does the time go? An entire year has passed since we packed up our lives and moved to Canada. It’s been a good year. Like all good years, it was a mixture of laughter, tears, adventure, quiet, and most of all growth.

Where does the time go? Sweet Baby has grown into this adorable thing, sitting reliably on her own, beginning to scuttle backwards, and sampling real food.  What a fabulous time of year to have your first exposure to food. Late summer and fall harvests are the best, and Sweet Baby has been enjoying their bounty along with the rest of the family, although in a more pureed form.Sweet Baby fall

Where does the time go? Little Handsome passed a big milestone as well when he started school this fall. By the second week he had accomplished his two goals: understanding and following the “rules” of kindergarten (sitting crossed-legged, keeping his hands to himself, eating his healthy food before his treat, raising his hand to answer a question, etc.) and making a best friend. I guess we’re going to have to teach him to dream a little bigger in the future!

Little Handsome school

Where does the time go? Three months have passed since I’ve written on this blog. It’s already mid-October, and in Canada that means Thanksgiving. Being in my home country with family a short drive away is something I no longer take for granted.

Another thing I no longer take for granted is the regular availability of sweet potatoes.  If, like me, you love sweet potatoes and have some leftover from Thanksgiving dinner (or making homemade baby food), then I’ve got tomorrow’s breakfast recipe for you right here. It’s perfect for these cold, rainy October mornings, full of nutrition, and easy to prepare. You’re definitely welcome.

Love&GreenJuica-fall oatmeal

Sweet Potato Oatmeal with Apples and Raisins

 1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 apple, diced and divided
handful raisins
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
To garnish: pecans or walnuts

Directions: combine oats, water, half the apple and raisins in pot. Cook according to package. Stir in sweet potato puree and cinnamon. Top with nuts and remaining apple. Enjoy!


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