Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Easy Grab and Go Breakfast!

Easy Grab and Go Breakfasts

The Most Important Meal of the Day
It turns out your grandmother was right. A balanced breakfast is critical to start the day. It can better your child’s progress in education, sports and attention. The word breakfast literally means break the fast; the point of eating breakfast is to break the fast from an overnight sleep. A balanced breakfast includes a good carbohydrate, protein, and a healthy fat. These essential micro -nutrients supply the right mix of energy to sustain your child’s hunger until lunchtime.

However with our busy schedules, breakfast can feel like a chore. We often will resort to fast food on the run but fast food can be high in sugar and does not provide the necessary nutrients our bodies need.

If your child eats breakfast but still feels tired and hungry shortly after, it’s likely they are not getting the right energy fuels from the foods they’re consuming. A breakfast consisting primarily of sugary foods like fruit and fruit juice will just give them a quick, short, burst of energy. After an hour or so, their energy will plummet from the surge of sugar, leaving them hungry again and lacking energy.

try making these on a sunday ,freeze and eat throughout the week. Better then Kelloggs
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
¼ cup applesauce
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour-- or flour of choice--if wheat sensative try coconut or a nut flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 apple (peeled, cored and finely grated)


In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, yogurt and applesauce until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in another bowl. Stir into the milk mixture until smooth. Fold in grated apple. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddl, using approximately ¼ cup for each cake. Cook until bubbles form in the cakes and the bottoms are golden brown. Flip and cook the other side. Serve warm with syrup or jam.

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