Quick and easy breakfast ideas

Written by theAsianparent

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Without breakfast, your kids will most likely be distracted in class and will miss most of the lessons. Use these recipes to make your breakfast preparation quick and hassle-free.

Are you a parent who is juggling your family with your work? Day filled to the brim with odds and ends of parenting duties topped with deadlines for work?

Feel the pressure the minute you wake up and even a simple task, like whipping something up for the kids for breakfast, seems too much of an effort and the only thanks you get is a whine from your kid?

Well, it could be partly because you’re whipping up the same ‘old boring thing’ for the A.M meal. Here are a few recipes that might put a smile on your kid’s face!

Vegetable Omelet

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Kids love eggs. Adding in some vegetables to a regular omelet will make it more healthy and appetizing.

You will need:

4 eggs

¼ cup cheddar cheese

1 tbsp chopped parsley

1 cup spinach leaves

½ cup sweet bell pepper

Salt and pepper to taste

Preperationt:

Beat eggs then add in salt and pepper. Whisk until frothy. Heat a skillet over medium heat then pour in egg mixture. As the egg mixture sets, sprinkle cheese and parsley. Then top with spinach and sweet bell pepper. Lift and fold an edge of the omelette over the filling.

Banana Pancake

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Turn this breakfast favourite into something more filling and healthy.

You will need:

2 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 ¼ cup low-fat milk

½ cup banana puree

½ cup berries (preferably blueberries or strawberries)

2 tbsp sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg powder

Preperation:

Whisk all ingredients together. Make sure that there are no lumps but do not overmix. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Pour in about a quarter of cup of batter onto the frying pan. Cook each side for about 2 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Serve with maple syrup.

Green Smoothie

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Vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables will make this smoothie not just healthy but also yummy.

You will need:

1 cup frozen bananas

½ cup frozen pineapple

300g jute leaves or any other greens

Here’s how to do it:

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Serve right away.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Healthy and yummy breakfast that your kids will surely love. You can substitute the peach with your children’s favourite fruits.

You will need:

1 medium-sized fresh peach

1 8-ounce carton of low-fat yogurt

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ cup crushed wheat biscuits

2 teaspoons pancake syrup

1 tablespoon coarsely crushed almonds or walnuts

A pinch of ground cinnamon

Preperation:

Peel and chop peaches but leave two wedges for garnish. Combine yogurt and vanilla. Scoop two tablespoons of yogurt mixture onto parfait glasses. Then top with crushed wheat biscuits, chopped peach and another tablespoon of yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with almonds and cinnamon then garnish with fruit wedges. Serve right away.

Burrito Wraps

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This is a simple yet healthy breakfast that is very easy to prepare. It is packed with the essential nutrients that your children need.

You will need:

4 8-inch flour tortillas

4 eggs

¼ cup milk

¼ teaspoon salt

A pinch of pepper

1 tablespoon low-fat butter

¼ cup green onion

¼ cup red peppers

½ cup shredded cheese

Parsley for garnishing

Preperation:

Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Heat butter over medium heat and melt butter. Pour in egg mixture. While mixture is still moist, stir in green onion and peppers. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Warm tortillas and sprinkle cheese on top. Then put in cooked egg mixture. Fold in the sides to make the burritos.

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