Colourful Breakfasts in a Jar

No idea what to make for your family in the mornings? These one-jar recipes make for healthy meals to start the day with and make breakfast look good, too.

To get started, don’t miss out on this beneficial ingredient — milk with oats. It’s a great food that ensures your children get the nutrients they need at the start of the day. The calcium in the milk strengthens growing bones and the beta-glucan in oats provides soluble fibre in their diet.[1]

Milk with oats is also a versatile ingredient that pairs well with many fruits, such as bananas or blueberries. Having different fruit in a meal offers variety, which encourages your kids to eat up these fibre-rich breakfasts![2] These meal-in-a-jar recipes also make meals that are easy to pack and to take to work. So, try out these three awesome breakfast recipes:

Sunny Honey Breakfast Jar[3],[4],[5]

1. Prepare:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup of milk with oats
  • ½ cup of oats

2. Dissolve the honey in the boiling water

3. Mix the honey water with the rest of the ingredients

4. Stir or shake the mixture and chill your jar in the fridge for least three hours or overnight

Top up the jar in the morning with slices of citrus fruit such as oranges, tangerines and grapefruit[6]

Red Ruby Treasure Breakfast Jar[7],[8],[9]

1. Prepare:

  • A handful of raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup of milk with oats
  • ½ cup of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

2. Mash the raspberries with a fork

3. Mix the raspberry mash with the other ingredients in a jar and stir

4. Place the jar in the fridge to chill for at least three hours or overnight

5. Other red fruit toppings you can consider adding in the morning include red apple slices and watermelon chunks

Matcha Green Breakfast Jar[10],[11]

1. Mix together in a Mason jar:

  • 1 cup of milk with oats
  • ½ cup of oats
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes

2. Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least three hours or overnight

3. Add slices of kiwi, green apple and green pears to the jar in the morning for a more emerald- and fibre-filled breakfast!

Sources

[1] https://www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/health-article/6086

[2] http://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/578/A%20Healthy%20Food%20Foundation%20-%20for%20Kids%20and%20Teens (“Get your child into a routine of eating fruit and vegetables by offering him a variety of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables everyday.”)

[3] http://www.fitmittenkitchen.com/golden-milk-overnight-oats/

[4] http://bojongourmet.com/2016/05/golden-milk-overnight-oats-gluten-free-vegan/

[5] http://oatgasm.blogspot.sg/2014/01/detox-oatmeal-with-ginger-turmeric-and.html

[6] https://blog.docdoc.sg/tag/health-promotion-board-singapore/

[7] http://vegukate.com/post.php?s=2014-08-31-raspberry-jam-overnight-oats

[8] http://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/2014/11/12/raspberry-almond-overnight-oats/

[9] http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipe/raspberry-coconut-overnight-oats.aspx

[10] http://breakfastdramaqueen.com/2015/03/14/matcha-green-tea-and-banana-oatmeal/

[11] http://www.matchamatcha.co.nz/green-tea–ginger-overnight-oats.html