A couple of weeks ago, I had some quinoa that needed to be used and no plans for using it. I came up with this Peanut Butter Breakfast Quinoa on a whim, and have had it at least five times since that day.
I love it because it is delicious and keeps me fueled throughout my busy morning. If you are starting with cooked quinoa, it is also super fast to put together.
That is really important for me right now, given that Skye just doesn’t stop. She is into everything, so cooking that is going to take more than a couple of minutes is restricted to when I have someone there to watch her (like my Mom or husband) or when she is sleeping.
We introduced Signing Time less than a month ago and she took to it like a duck to water. It has been really interesting to see the difference in how boys and girls develop. The boys were both already walking at one (Skye’s close but not there yet), but Alex didn’t even babble at 18 months. I found Signing Time because of this for him and though he didn’t even say “Mama” when we started with it, three months later he came out in sentences. (And hasn’t stopped talking since…)
If you have little ones or friends with little ones I couldn’t recommend it more. Skye especially likes the Baby Signing Time videos.
Though it took the boys longer to respond, in just a week Skye was signing milk, water, drink, more, eat, hurt, bird and a handful of others. Three weeks in, she actually signed “Come Play” to my Mom. I also feel like it has really accelerated her vocabulary development. Pretty much anything you say to her she will try to say back. The biggest reason I love it though is that it helps with her frustration. If you have ever had a spirited baby, you know how much of a difference this can make. If she wants milk and I give her water, she can let me know. Or if I’m trying to give her milk and she wants to eat, she can communicate that too!
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (dairy or non-dairy)
- 2 tablespoons milk of choice
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- In a small saucepan, combine quinoa, peanut butter and yogurt. Heat until just warm. Transfer to a bowl and top with raspberries.
Servings 1, Calories 387, Fat 11.9g, Carbohydrates 53.6g, Protein 16.9g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 98mg, Fiber 9g, Sugars 7.8g, WW Pts 10