Banana Yogurt Oatmeal is great and among the healthiest meal choices for toddlers. No matter whether you offer it for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner – it is always yummy, creamy, nutritious. Moreover, oats combined with yogurt and banana are great for gut flora and digestive health.
There are many different ways to prepare oatmeal. Here, we are sharing the one that’s great for summertime.
Yummy, creamy, healthy
- 1 banana
- 3 tbsp yogurt
- 3 tbsp oats
- Blend all ingredients together until you have a smooth texture. If it seems too liquidy to you, add another tbsp oats.
- That's it. Ready to serve!
Starting early matters
Choosing healthy nutrition is a life skill that we start to develop as early as babies. Offering healthy food choices from very early on is how we can support our children to choose what’s good for them.
Is it good to eat oatmeal every day? The answer is simply yes: oats are very healthy with prebiotic benefits.
As early as 6 months, Aiden started to eat a baby oatmeal every day. Since then, oats are part of his meal plan every day. We use it almost everywhere – no matter sweet or savory.
Banana Yogurt Oatmeal is also a great way to recover a gut flora after being sick and antibiotic treatment.
Benefits of Banana Yogurt Oatmeal for Toddlers
Is oatmeal with banana healthy? Yes, it is, especially if you add some yogurt. The main benefits of banana yogurt oatmeal are:
- Improving gut flora and health,
- Strengthen the immune system,
- Better recovery after being sick and antibiotic treatment.
The combination makes it – a mixture of a probiotic and a prebiotic.
Yogurt contains probiotics, which are helpful bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium.
Oats and bananas are prebiotic foods. Prebiotics are, simply, indigestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and maintenance of good gut bacteria. Oats are most prized for their nutritional value and health benefits. They are rich in fiber (insoluble and soluble), phosphorus, thiamine, magnesium, and zinc. Bananas are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Your little one loved it and want to try another toddler recipe of banana oatmeal?