Food, HEALTH/FOOD

Quick Breakfast Fix For Kids

Although the benefits of breakfast are highly touted, today, many people continue to ignore this important meal.

Some children, in particular, will ignore their breakfast or settle for something to eat that is unhealthy. In a recent article, the jamaicaobserver.com highlighted three top breakfast picks for kids that can be prepared in heartbeat.

So here goes:

Popping a yogurt is super quick! Just in case though there’s not enough pizzazz try adding almonds, jam, and raisins. They will not only give the eyes a buzz, but they will add the right amount of crunch and nutritious benefits to that plain ole’ yogurt.

Well Dressed Yogurt

What you need:
A Cup of plain yogurt
1 tbsp. honey
A small handful of oats and toasted almonds, roughly crushed
A sprinkle of raisins
Combine all ingredients in the yogurt container. Grab a spoon and go!
Besides being fun to prepare, these fruity, creamy smoothies are refreshing! Done in minutes, no shopping required, simply use what you have and love.

Rise & Shine Fruit Smoothie

What you need:
2 cups frozen mangoes or (any fruit)
2 tbsp. orange juice concentrate (or 1/2 cup orange juice)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup yogurt
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp. honey
Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until completely smooth.

Ever thought of making your own pastries fresh from the toaster? Well, homemade pop-tarts are nearly as quick, they have less sugar and no artificial colors or flavors. Besides when it comes to imagining taste combinations, the sky’s the limit. You could make a different pop-toast every morning.

Pop that Toast

What you need:
2 pieces of whole wheat bread
1 tsp butter, softened
1-1/2 tbsp. jam

1. Lightly butter both pieces of bread.
2. Spread the jam over the butter onto just one piece of bread leaving 1/2 inch border around the edges. Top with the remaining slice of bread.
3. Cut off the crust and seal the two pieces of bread together using the tines of a fork.
4. Slide into the toaster; then *pop*, breakfast is ready.
(Up to You): Add thinly sliced fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries for a fresh flavor. Try adding peanut butter or cream cheese for an added boost of protein.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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