Posts tagged: breakfast

Friday Fun Fact

A hardboiled egg will spin.


An uncooked or soft boiled egg

will not!


Children please don’t try this without your parents permission!! ;)

Apple-Berry Baked Oatmeal

Here’s something different to try for breakfast.  The best is that you can make it ahead of time!  Pull out a slice on a busy morning as the kids are getting ready for school. Try having your kids make it with you… this is a really fun way to introduce some new foods to your kids. Enjoy!
Ingredients:
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 organic apple, peeled, cored and grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
Method:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Oil a (9-inch) pie pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together berries, oats, pecans, baking powder, salt and apple. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, syrup, vanilla, egg and yolk; stir into oat mixture. Transfer to prepared pan and bake until firm and golden brown on top, about 50 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving:

  • 240 calories (70 from fat)
  • 8g total fat
  • 1g saturated fat
  • 50mg cholesterol
  • 220mg sodium
  • 35g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 19g sugar)
  • 7g protein

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/3073

    Quick and Easy Ideas for a Healthy Breakfast: The Most Important Meal Of the Day!

    I’m sure it’s something you have heard before…”Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”

    Everyone always has good intentions…this school year we are going to start off right!

    No running out the door without anything to eat in the mornings.  But somehow,there are always days that we run out of time.

     

    I can’t stress enough how important breakfast is for both kids and adults!!

     

    Why…

    1) It allows kids to be more focused and have better concentration in school

    2) It will prevent your child from getting hungry early in the day which can be distracting and bring on moody behavior

    3) Eating in the morning is the first step to developing healthy eating habits

    4) Eating breakfast will help your child  to maintain a healthy blood sugar level and have more energy throughout the day

    5) Sitting down to breakfast is a great way to start your day!

    Talk to your kids…take them food shopping…pick out healthy breakfast options together…help them understand the importance of starting the day off right!

    Here are some quick and easy ideas for breakfast…

    Your favorite oatmeal topped with fresh fruit

    (add a side of greek yogurt or a glass of low fat or skim milk)

    Bowl of whole grain, low sugar cereal with low fat or skim milk and fresh fruit

    Yogurt parfait…yogurt topped with whole grain, low sugar cereal and fresh fruit

    (try a greek yogurt that is higher in protein…you kids may like Chobani Champions)

     

    Breakfast Burrito

    Whole wheat tortilla wrap with scrambled egg and shredded low fat cheese

    (add a few veggies in too!)

    100% Whole Grain French Toast

    (top with fresh fruit and for a little variety…

    sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or confectioners sugar and skip the syrup)