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Health Tips

Back to school: 3 fast and nutritious spring breakfast ideas

By 13/10/2020 No Comments

It takes a village so, to help you keep inspired during the final push to Christmas holidays, here I am sharing 3 fast and nutritious breakfast ideas.

I hope your kids enjoy xo

Mango Oat Smoothie Bowl

Mangoes start to come into season during spring and summer and are a delicious way to tick off your kids daily fruit goals. Mangoes are a good source of carbohydrates and immune supportive vitamin C, vitamin A and beta-carotene.

I like to add oats to this smoothie bowl for additional fibre to help slow the release of sugars in the mango and also for a source of B-vitamins, which are used by the body to convert food into energy.

Mango Oat Smoothie Bowel

Serves 1

Ingredients

½ mango, skin and seed removed (or 1/3 cup frozen mango)

½ small banana, skin removed, chopped

1 tbsp. whole rolled oats

½ tbsp. hemp or chia seeds

½ cup milk of choice

1 tbsp. natural yoghurt

ice, optional

Toppings

Pumpkin seeds

Hemp seeds

Coconut

Berries

Method

In a blender, add all of the smoothie ingredients, blend until smooth but still thick, adding extra milk or ice if needed.

Pour into a bowl and top with toppings of choice.

 

Loaded Smashed Avocado!

Avocado is a popular pick with kids, which is good news for parents and carers. Avocado is a fantastic source of healthy monounsaturated fats to support brain health along with fibre, folate, b vitamins, Vitamin E and other antioxidant compounds.

To add to the benefits of avocado, I like to make a loaded avocado smash by mashing into the avocado, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, finely chopped spinach and hemp seeds, finished with a drizzle of lime juice.

This is a yummy way to add more protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals to plain old avocado smash, while also increasing the diversity of your child’s diet.

Serve the loaded mash on top of wholegrain toast or inside wraps.

Leftovers can also be used as a dip with wholegrain crackers and veggie sticks.

 

Cottage Cheese, Tomato and Avocado Scrambled Eggs

Serves 1

Ingredients 

2 eggs

1 tbsp. milk or water

1 tbsp. cottage cheese

1/4 avocado, skin and pip removed

5-6 diced grape tomatoes

extra virgin olive oil for cooking

Method

In a bowl add eggs and milk, whisk until well combined.

Add eggs to the pan and gently scramble until cooked to your liking.

Before taking off the heat, fold through the cottage cheese, tomato and avocado.

Remove from the heat and plate up.

Serve with optional toast.