Friday, June 22, 2012
DIY Oatmeal Station
A couple of weeks ago Kristie at Beneficial Bento posted about a salad bar she had set up for her family. I love the idea but my kids are not big salad eaters. They like their veggie plate. However, we eat a TON of oatmeal. I have tried making the DIY instant oatmeal packets that I saw on A Little Yumminess. I used her recipe as a jumping off point when making my own packets. We go through so many of them though it was becoming wasteful. I decided to make an Oatmeal Station based off of Kristie's salad bar idea.
The mix-ins will change from time to time depending on what I have on hand. I usually store my seeds/nuts in the freezer but these are such small amounts that I know we will go through quickly so I don't mind leaving them out. I also keep a container of freshly ground flax seeds in my fridge that we mix in pretty much every bowl. I also have chocolate and original Whey Crisps that we sometimes mix in. You can mix them in and let them sit to soften but we like the texture of them when they are crispy so we add them at the last minute.