Getting out the door quickly on a school morning can seem like a huge challenge. Sometimes it feels that there just isn’t enough time for a healthy breakfast. However, eating a nutritious breakfast aids in your kids’ concentration, sustains their energy levels and supports their developmental needs. Whole grain cereals, lean meat, organic sugar-free yoghurts, milk, fruits and veggies are perfect for a power-packed meal to start the day.
Preparing a wholesome breakfast doesn’t need to be time-consuming. With these creative, easy-to-prepare recipes, you can put together a healthy meal in a jiffy, leaving you with more time to get ready and get the kids out the door.
This parfait looks like a pretty dessert but is one of the easiest and quickest breakfasts to create. The classic combination of fruit, muesli and yoghurt is always a winner! With so many brands on the market, be sure to choose a muesli with no added sugar—better for your kids’ teeth and overall health! For a fun way to serve it, layer it into a mason jar and watch the kids dig in! Serves one.
- ¼ to ½ cup of muesli or granola
- 1 small pot of plain unsweetened yoghurt
- Chopped fruit of your choice such as mango, pineapple, peaches or kiwi
- Toppings such as shredded coconut, seeds, cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Add the muesli to the bottom of the bowl or jar followed by the yoghurt and fruit. Sprinkle with the toppings of your choice and serve.
Teddy Bear Toast
Say goodbye to boring toast! These super cute bears will keep your picky eaters asking for more. With only four ingredients, they’re fuss-free, healthy and delicious. Creamy almond butter is the star ingredient—it is a great alternative to peanut butter and is full of protein and healthy fats. In the early morning school rush, these teddy bears toasts are a fun start to the day! Serves two.
- 2 slices of wholemeal bread
- 2 tbsp of almond butter
- 6 slices of banana
- 6 blueberries
- Drizzle of honey (optional)
- Toast the bread.
- Spread the almond butter over the toast.
- Lightly drizzle with a little honey and spread evenly.
- Place three slices of banana onto each slice of toast for ears and a nose.
- Place two of the blueberries onto each toast as “eyes.”
- Add a small piece of almond butter onto two blueberries and stick the blueberries onto the centre of the banana “nose” and serve.
Wrap and Roll
This is a great alternative to toast and perfect for little hands to hold! These egg-and-veggie-filled wraps are excellent for boosting your child’s vitamin uptake with a super satisfying meal. They can also serve as a tasty lunch box filler. Just place the ingredients on the wrap, roll it up and you have a quick breakfast to-go. How about adding some chopped lean meat, diced veggies or a sprinkle of the Middle Eastern spice zaatar to the omelette? The possibilities are truly endless! Serves one.
- 1 egg
- 1 small handful of chopped baby spinach
- 1 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 wholemeal sandwich wrap or tortilla
- ½ tomato, sliced
- In a small bowl add the egg, chopped baby spinach and cheddar cheese. Mix well and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the egg mixture and cook through, flipping once so the egg does not burn.
- Place the cooked egg mixture into the wrap and top with sliced tomato.
- Roll the wrap until fully closed. Cut in half and serve.