So did I tell you we were without a kitchen for the last month? We’re finally wrapping up our renovation but the last hurdle was having our kitchen ripped out, and trying to maintain some sense of normalcy in our meals. We couldn’t cook anything and we were constantly trying to find meals that would be not only easy but healthy and kid-friendly too. It was kind of a tall order until we discovered the beauty of night cereal. Night cereal! Seriously. I mean, I used to eat cereal for dinner in my college days but this is a whole different story and now we’re a bit addicted as a family.
We wanted to create something that we would all like, but also encourage Henry to use some of his favorite foods (good thing milk and cereal are already on that list). So we did a little concocting and came up with our very own night cereal: Tropical Twist.
- Kashi Go Lean cereal
- cubed avocado
- cubed papaya
- roasted macadamia nuts
- coconut flakes
- edible flowers (just for fun!)
Start with a bed of Kashi in a bowl (we chose Kashi because it’s packed with protein and Henry loves it, but you can choose your favorite mild-flavored cereal!). Set out bowls of your other ingredients.
Top your Kashi with a spoonful or two of the rest of the ingredients. We let Henry kind of go to town at this point and load up his bowl with his favorites. (For the macadamia nuts, we crushed his up because he’s still working on teeth to chew nuts!) He was all about the avocado and papaya, this kid. After his bowl was loaded we added just a sprinkle of salt to bring out the savory side, and a couple of edible flowers, which he found fascinating.
Once all of the toppings are added, pour in some fresh, cold milk to top it all off and enjoy! Night cereal truly became a total lifesaver for us during the remodel, and now it’s kind of a staple. I’m working on a couple of other concoctions to mix it up a little — but the beauty is you can really add your favorite stuff and it’s a meal in no time! Be sure to get kiddos in on this one too; it’s a perfect chance for them to take a little control in the kitchen and start playing chef.
This post is sponsored by Got Milk? All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!