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5 Mother’s Day breakfasts your kids can cook

Mother’s Day is this weekend and although this post is probably more for your partner or the kids, it is a perfect time to discuss some healthy but delicious breakfast options.

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

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.

5 Mother’s Day breakfasts your kids can cook

1.Wholemeal pancakes with ricotta and stewed fruit (kids can make)

Wholemeal 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.

2. Yoghurt and granola with stewed fruit (kids can make)

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 stewed fruit (see pancakes for suggestions with stewed fruit).
  • Repeat.
  • Sprinkle with some cinnamon and drizzle with some honey for a little additional excitement

3.Boiled eggs (kids can help)

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.

4.Wholegrain toast with smoked salmon and cream cheese (kids can make)

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 a few slices of smoked salmon.

I think this is what I will ask for for my mother’s day breakfast!

5. Healthy Mummy Smoothie

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

Caramel latte cheesecake smoothie

Use some honey or chocolate sauce to line the glass to make it look a little more gourmet. We eat with our eyes too!!! If you want more information on our Healthy Mummy Smoothies check out:

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."