It’s National School Breakfast Week and National Nutrition Month. It’s important for kids to start their day with proper nutrition. The experts at Brenner Fit in Winston-Salem shared some recipes and advice to make sure your children are starting the day with the nutrients they need.
Breakfast Banana Split
5 minutes | 1 serving
- 1 banana, peeled, split in 1/2 lengthwise
- Low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- Optional toppings:
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Mini chocolate chips
- Arrange banana halves in a serving bowl.
- Spoon yogurt over the bananas.
- Top with preferred optional ingredients.
Mini Egg Quiches
25 minutes | 12 quiches
- Cooking spray
- 4 pieces whole wheat bread
- 1 cup shredded cheese (swiss, cheddar)
- 7 eggs
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Dried parsley for sprinkling
- Choose three fillings:
- 3-4 slices deli ham
- 1/4 red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 1/4 of a small onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup broccoli, cooked, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease muffin tins well with cooking spray.
- Tear bread into small pieces.
- Drop bread pieces evenly in muffin tuns until they fill about 2/3 of the way up of each muffin space.
- Choose 3 fillings from the list provided. if you are choosing ham and/or vegetables, chop each into fine pieces. Sprinkle your desired pieces evenly in each muffin tin.
- Sprinkle cheese evenly on top of each tin.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, ground mustard, pepper, salt and garlic powder in a bowl.
- Pour egg mixture evenly in each muffin tin.
- Sprinkle a little dried parsley on the top of each one.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through the middle.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
15 minutes | 4 servings
For 1 Serving:
- 1/4 cup oats, old fashioned, dry
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 slices of apple, chopped into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 2 tablespoon nut pieces
- 1/4 cup bran cereal
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar or honey
- Cinnamon as desired
For 4 Servings:
- 1 cup oats, old fashioned, dry
- 2 cup skim milk
- 4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 apple, chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 cup raisins
- /2 cup nut pieces
- 1 cup bran cereal
- 1/8 cup teaspoons brown sugar or honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
For Stove Top:
- Add oats, milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Stir occasionally.
- As oats are cooking, chop apple into pieces and set aside.
- Measure dried fruit, nuts and cereal. Set aside.
- Cook oats to desired consistency, about 5-7 minutes. Add fruit, nuts and cereal.
- Add cinnamon and sweetener of your choice.
For Microwave, for 1 serving only:
- In a microwaveable bowl or on the stove, mix oats, milk, vanilla and chopped apple pieces.
- Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes on 50% power.
- Stir in dried fruit, nuts and cereal.
- Sweeten with Splenda, honey or brown sugar, if desired, and stir in cinnamon.