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5 EASY Recipes Your Kids Can Make FOR YOU This Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day, ladies!

Who’s putting their feet up while their kids run around after them? While this post is probably more for your partner, it is a perfect time to discuss some healthy but delicious breakfast options.

Sister making muffins at home
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Mother’s Day Breakfast

Breakfast is an incredibly important part of a weight loss program and healthy eating lifestyle. It is what starts your metabolism and sets you up in a positive direction for the day.

We’ve pulled together some of our easiest and quickest breakfast recipes your kids (or partner) to make for you while you have a lie in!

(All five of these suggestions can be partially or completely cooked by a child – with some adult supervision, i.e. your partner not YOU).

Happy father and son organizing groceries in the kitchen, paper bags full of healthy fresh food.
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1. Wholemeal Pancakes With Ricotta And Stewed Fruit

Blueberry Pancakes

  • 1 cup of wholemeal SR flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • Oil spray

Mix the ingredients together and use the oil spray to coat a pan and cook the mixture for a few minutes on each side. Kids need help with using the stove but can mix the mixture themselves.

Stewed fruit

An easy way to make some stewed fruit is by using tinned fruit which is contained in natural juice (not syrup).  You can either heat it up in a pan or microwave and serve. The kids may need a little help with heating.

Ricotta

Try using deli bought cheese for a thicker consistency. Reduced fat is best for weight loss. Mix some cinnamon or crushed nuts or linseed meal for additional texture and flavour.

For pancake alternatives, try our Blueberry Pancakes or Cinnamon Pancakes With Honey And Cream Cheese.

2. Yoghurt And Granola With Fruit

Oat Granola with dried raspberries breakfast cereal over wooden table background

Your partner can put the ingredients out on a table and your children can layer a bowl or cut with them.

A suggested order is:

  • 3 tbs of reduced fat yoghurt
  • 3 tbs of muesli or rolled oats
  • 2 tbs of fruit (see pancakes for suggestions with stewed fruit).
  • Repeat.
  • Sprinkle with some cinnamon and drizzle with some honey for a little additional excitement

Meanwhile, check out our Gluten Free Granola Recipe.

3. Boiled Eggs

Egg Salad Cups

Boiled eggs are one of the easiest ways to cook eggs and the healthiest as there is no introduction of fats while cooking.

Get your partner to help the kids with the water and the kids can make the wholegrain toast.

If they’re feeling more adventurous, they can try making our Egg Salad Cups

4. Wholegrain Toast With Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese

crostinis with salmon and mozzarella

If the kids are capable of using a toaster then they can do this completely solo.

Toast the wholegrain toast. Spread on some reduced fat cream cheese and layer it with a few slices of smoked salmon.

Love salmon? Then you must try our delicious Dukkah-Crusted Salmon With Smashed Potatoes.

5. The Healthy Mummy Smoothie

smoothies

Of course this is one of the quickest and easiest option for your child to create as well!

To make it a little more gourmet for a Mother’s Day breakfast try this recipe:

  • 2 tbs of chocolate Healthy Mummy Smoothie mix
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbs of coconut
  • 200ml of almond milk

Purchase your smoothies here.

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.