Breakfast with Change4Life
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Eating a good breakfast kick-starts our metabolism, helps kids concentrate better at school because they’re not distracted by hunger and generally gets the day off to a good start for everyone.
We’ve teamed up with Change4Life to find a few handy ideas for breakfast, which are quick and easy to give to your kids in the morning.
Smoothies are a great start in the moring and help count towards your children's 5-A-DAY.
To make a smoothie, you can either blend fresh fruit with a base of a banana and apple juice, or substitute the apple juice for lower fat yoghurt if they prefer something creamier.
While some supermarket versions of fruit cups are full of syrup or added sugars, you can put your own together easily – and you’ll know exactly what’s gone into them!
As well as helping them towards their 5-A-DAY, fruit cups are much less messy than loose fruit
All you need are some of your little ones’ favourite fruits – simply mix them up and serve with a spoon!
Porridge with yoghurt and berries
Porridge is very filling and good for you – and even better when served with fruit. What’s more, porridge oats are very economical to buy, and much better for you than added sugar cereal. It is a great way to start your day!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Approximate cost for recipe: 70p
Approximate cost per serving: 17.5p
150g porridge oats
900ml (1 ½ pints) cold water
8 tablespoons low-fat natural yogurt
100g frozen summer berries or forest fruits, thawed
1. Put the porridge oats and water into a non-stick saucepan. Heat and stir until boiling, then reduce the heat and simmer gently, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
2. Share the porridge between 4 serving bowls and top each portion with 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Spoon the berries on top, then serve.
Tip 1: Try to remember to take the frozen fruit out of the freezer the night before, so that it has thawed out in time for breakfast.
Tip 2: Try spooning some canned pineapple in natural juice over the yogurt instead of using berries.