"Heart" Healthy Breakfast Bowl

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Valentine’s Day with kids adds another element to the day…more love to go around! Pre-children, I felt it was too much pressure for perfection. The perfect outfit (both outer and under!), the perfect dinner, to gift or not to gift? Being disappointed with the same annual flowers while simultaneously knowing how wrong it is not to be appreciative! UGH!

I like to do cute things for the kids that will remind them just how much they are loved. A heart-shaped breakfast at home, special notes with heart-shaped fruit and sandwiches in their lunchbox on school days.

Starting February 1st, I plan on taping heart-shaped notes with something I love about each of them on their door each morning until the fourteenth. I saw this idea and fell head over heels.

After the love-fest at home, the kids will feel so warm and fuzzy, they won’t be one bit upset my husband and I are going to dinner without them (wink, wink)! We’ve included them in the past, but this year, they’re out! As Heidi Klum would say, “one day you’re in, the next you're out!" Mama needs some adult time!

I made this breakfast for Chloe this morning and she requested it be her Valentine’s day breakfast, too. You can switch up the toppings to your children’s liking.

Greek Yogurt & Granola Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients

• 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup granola
• 1 tbsp honey
• 4 strawberries
• 1/2 tsp chia seeds
• 1 tbsp dried cranberries
• Wilton micro heart sprinkles (optional)

Spoon out yogurt into bowl. Sprinkle chia seeds on top.

Spoon granola on one side, drizzle the honey over the granola. Place cranberries on the other- leaving the middle empty.

To cut strawberries into hearts, take a paring knife and cut a V-shaped notch on the top of the berry and remove the berry’s core. Slice both sides thinly.

Place heart shaped strawberries in the center of the bowl.

Top off with heart shaped sprinkles.

 

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Author: Tara Lotufo

Tara lives in New York with her husband David and children, Chloe and Max. Being a New Yorker can be difficult come winter, so Tara spends a lot of time in the kitchen with her kids, who have become her little sous chefs. They enjoy mixing and measuring, pouring and prepping, and eating! They’re her inspiration for creative meals and the reason she’s such a happy mommy. Tara blogs about food, cooking and all things delicious.

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