So in the last article I talked about setting up for a healthy breakfast and the benefits this gives to your child.
In this week’s article, I have written down some really easy, fast and healthy breakfast recipes that can be put together for your child.
In the Bowl Porridge
- 1/4 cup of whole flake porridge soaked overnight in water.
- 5-6 chopped nuts, walnuts are particularly good (obviously if they have a nut allergy this doesn’t go in.)
- Pour in a little hot water to warm it up and let it soak in for 3 minutes.
- Add any type of fruit to this, generally thin skinned fruit such as berries are the best, but bananas are a crowd favourite, sultanas or dates also work.
- and finally to top off, a Sprinkle of cinnamon (it has been suggested it helps balance blood sugars) & a touch of maple syrup will also win over the toughest kids.
Options – pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, ¼ cup of coconut milk or normal milk are all great options to add to the bowl as well. Seeds should be soaked overnight as well to help with breakdown during digestion.
2 Egg Omelette
- 2 x Free range or organic eggs
- 5 x cherry tomatoes
- Small handful of spinach
Optional (Slice of multi-seed organic bread from the bakery)
Olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Cut the tomatoes and put into small pan on a low heat with a little olive oil, (being careful not to get the oil smoking),
- add the spinach, and then crack the eggs over top,
- stir around and let it cook, checking the sides to make sure it doesn’t catch.
- Toast the bread if you have it and spread over a teaspoon of avocado.
Pop onto a plate next to the bread and serve it up.
The key with easy fast breakfast recipes is just that, keep it simple and don’t over complicate things. If you follow these simple rules and always check the back of packets for sugar content you’ll be able to help your child have a better day at school and on the sports field.
Read Part One of Healthy Breakfast for Kids