Monday, February 3, 2014

Stepping out of the comfort zone

Sometimes it's so easy to get into a routine and just stick with it.  Everyone knows what is coming, everyone knows what to expect and in general it makes life a little easier.  Well this year I have decided that our family is going to step out of our comfort zone.  Each week, we are going to try at least one new can be a big thing like an experience we have never had before or it can be trying a food, meal, craft etc that we have not done before.  The boys and I have been searching pinterest and pinning new things that are on our to do list. 

Something new we tried last week was breakfast in a mason jar.  I will admit that we often get stuck in the rut of cereal or oatmeal for breakfast.  The boys never complain and usually I am so busy getting lunches and everything else ready that it's just easy.  On the weekends we have a bigger more fun breakfast but during the week it's the two choices.  Well this week the boys and I decided to try something new and that's where breakfast in a mason jar came in. 
It's quite easy and are now a favorite!

You just add a few tablespoons of oatmeal to the bottom of the mason jar, cover it with milk, add yogurt until the jar is half full and then we put fresh fruit cut up on top.  We have been adding flax seed in it as well.  You just put it in the fridge and let it sit overnight and it's ready to go when we are in the morning.  We leave a little room at the top so we just shake it in the morning to mix it all up.

The only issue we had with our first round was we used greek yogurt but the overall mixture has a bitter taste to it.  We tried adding a little sugar, chocolate and even honey to future tries but we couldn't get the bitterness of the taste out so we switched to regular yogurt and the boys are CRAZY about it and ask for it often.  The baby loves it too so now I either have to make an extra or share mine hahaha

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