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Healthy Breakfast Ideas For The Kids

on August 26, 2012

Yesterday we talked about the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast and today we have a few great recipes to try out this week!  They are easy to make and are great alternatives to more traditional items that are not as nutritionally balanced.

Whole Grain and Flax Blueberry Muffins

1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup hot tap water
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 cup plain yogurt (or soy yogurt)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup flax seed meal
1 pint fresh blueberries

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the top of 2 standard size muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray and line with 24 paper liners. Set aside. In a large liquid measuring cup, combine oats and water. Set aside.

2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda baking powder, and salt.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together agave nectar, sugar, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, oil, and flax meal. Add in oatmeal and dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries.

4. Fill liners about three fourths of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center muffins comes out clean.

Super C Smoothie

1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh orange juice
1/2 cup (120 ml) filtered water
2 tsp camu camu powder
3/4 cup (130 g) chopped fresh mango
1 cup (115 g) frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana, sliced

Preparation:

1. Combine the orange juice, water, and camu camu powder in a blender. Add the mango, strawberries, and banana. Blend until smooth.

On-The-Go Morning PB&J Granola Wrap

1 whole grain flatbread or light wrap of your choice.  Quinoa wraps work great here!
1 Tbs reduced fat peanut butter
1 Tbs sugar-free jam
2 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 banana, cut in half lengthwise
2 Tbs low fat granola

Preparation:

1. Spread peanut butter evenly over entire Flatbread. On one rounded end, spread jam. Layer strawberry, banana and granola. Roll, cut and enjoy!

Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups nonfat milk, or reduced-fat soymilk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups Cooked Wheat Berries, (recipe follows)
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Preparation:

1. Place oats, raisins, milk (or soymilk) and salt in a large, microwave-safe bowl. (No microwave? See Stovetop Variation.) Stir to combine. Microwave on High, uncovered, for 3 minutes.

2. Stir in cooked wheat berries and microwave again until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.

3. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve. Stovetop Variation: Bring milk (or soymilk) to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in oats, raisins and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in cooked wheat berries and cook until heated through, about 1 minute more.

4. Remove from the heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 minute. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve.

Source:

http://www.eatingwell.com

http://www.babble.com

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2 responses to “Healthy Breakfast Ideas For The Kids

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