5-Minute Healthy School Breakfasts

Start your children’s school day right with these easy and healthy breakfast recipes

Get your kids’ school day off to a good start with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast not only gives your children the energy that their young bodies need to concentrate on tasks at school, but also provides them with important nutrients to aid their growth and development.

An easy way to make a nutritious breakfast fast is to focus on one or two key beneficial ingredients. Milk with oats is a great food choice, as the calcium in milk strengthens your children’s bones.

Oats also contain beta-glucan, a form of soluble fibres commonly found in whole grains. Having a glass of milk with oats for breakfast is a great way to get valuable fibre into their daily diet.

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One delicious meal your kids are sure to love is milk toast and here’s how to make it:

1. Prepare:

  • ¼ cup of cold milk with oats
  • ½ tablespoon of flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to taste
  • 1 to 2 slices of toasted bread per person
  • Butter to taste and to spread over toast

2. Aside from the toast and butter, whisk the above ingredients together

3. Separately, heat the following in a pan:

  • ¾ cup of milk with oats
  • ½ tablespoon of butter
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, cinnamon sugar or honey to taste

4. Once steam starts to rise, add in the first milk mixture, and then stir for a minute

5. Remove from the heat

6. Butter your toast, tear it into chunks and place in a bowl

7. Add some tiny apple cubes or slices of brightly coloured fruit. This is optional but making the dish look more vibrant will encourage your children to eat up!

8. Drizzle your hot milk mixture over your toast and serve

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Alternatively, tempt the kids further with such as maple and cinnamon quinoa that can be prepared following these steps:

1. Prepare these ingredients:

  • 1½ cup of milk with oats
  • ½ cup of quinoa
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or to taste
  • Fruit such as a sliced banana (optional)

2. Pour these in a bowl and mix them together:

  • ½ cup of milk with oats
  • ½ cup of quinoa
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of butter

3. Microwave the mixture on high for five minutes or until the quinoa is soft

4. Stir in the other teaspoon of butter

5. Pour in the remaining ½ cup of milk with oats if it seems too dry or have it as an accompanying breakfast drink

6. Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or to your preferred level of sweetness

7. Top up the bowl with your choice of fruits such as banana slices, blueberries, apple cubes or even coconut flakes to add interest.

These recipes are also flexible enough to allow your kids to choose which fruit they would like as toppings. And don’t forget to praise them when they make healthy choices! It will encourage them to make more great meal choices in the future.