Thursday, 30 June 2011

Quick and healthy breakfast for kids

Finding time to make your child breakfast — not to mention getting him to eat it — can be a struggle. The good news is that you don't have to provide a complete meal every morning. 

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No time to linger: Breakfast in seconds

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Eat and run: Nutritious two-minute meals

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kids breakfast items

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2 cans of crescent rolls
1 package of breakfast sausage
1 package of cream cheese

Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Open one can of crescent rolls and spread out on a greased baking pan. Then spread out the whole package of cream cheese on top of the rolls.
Next crumble all of the breakfast sausage on top of the rolls. Finally, open the second can of crescent rolls and place on top. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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World's Best Chocolate Banana Crepes

2 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 bananas, thinly sliced
1 jar Nutella or melted chocolate
1 stick of butter

Mix together in a large bowl all of the bisquick, 1 cup of milk, and the two eggs. Next add the remaining milk until well mixed.
Grease a crepe pan with some butter. Pour crepe mixture onto pan in a large, thin circle. Spread out mixture by lifting up the pan and tilting it in different directions. Flip crepe once it bubbles and cook on other side.
Once cooked, gently place crepe open face on a plate and spread a very thin layer of the chocolate or Nutella on one side of the crepe. Place 3 or 4 slices of banana on top. Then fold up the crepe. Recipe submitted by Sydney, age 12, from Spain.

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Easy Waffles
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
2 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sugar

In a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt together. In a separate bowl, add egg yolks, milk, vanilla, oil, and sugar. Stir together and add to dry ingredients. Stir until batter is smooth (no lumps). Next add egg whites and gently stir. Let stand for a few minutes. Grease your waffle ironand then pour the batter. Bake until delicouslly golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and strawberries.
*This recipe was submitted by Amy B.

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Warming Tip: To keep French toast, waffles, and pancakes warm until you serve them, put them in a casserole dish or in an "oven safe" plate and place them in a 300F degree oven until breakfast is served.

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kids breakfast menu

Breakfast Ideas for Kids

It doesn't matter if it's back to school time, or the middle of the school year, you want to send your child off to school with a healthy breakfast. It's hard to make a good breakfast when morning routines are so hectic, but it's so important. 
 
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With that in mind, consider these 15 easy-to-assemble healthy breakfast menu ideas for your growing tween.

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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  • 3/4 cup of Cream of Wheat with 1/2 sliced banana on top. Serve with 1/2 cup of Milk, and two Turkey Sausage Links.

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  • 1 Whole-Wheat Bagel toasted, topped with 2 teaspoons Peanut Butter. Sprinkle a few Raisins on top. Serve with 1/2 cup Orange Juice and 1/2 cup of no-sugar added Apple Sauce.

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal, topped with Craisins or Raisins. Serve with 1/2 cup Milk and 1 slice Whole-Wheat Toast topped with an All-Fruit Spread.

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  • 1 Slice Breakfast Pizza, served with 1/2 cup Orange Juice and 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries, Strawberries or sliced Banana

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  • 1 Bran Muffin, served with 1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks and 1/2 cup Milk.

  • Raisin Toast, topped with 1 teaspoon Margarine and sprinkled with Cinnamon. Serve with 1/2 cup Applesauce or Cottage Cheese and 1/2 cup of Milk.

  • 1 Hardboiled Egg, served with 1/2 toasted Whole Wheat Bagel, topped with finely shredded Cheddar Cheese. Serve with 1/2 cup Orange Juice.

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  • 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese topped with 1 teaspoon Toasted Wheat Germ. Serve with 1/2 cup Vegetable Juice and 1/4 cup Sliced Grapes.

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  • 1 small container of Fruit Yogurt. Serve with two Turkey Sausage Links, 1/2 cup Orange Juice and 1 Toasted Bagel topped with 1 teaspoon Margarine.

  • One cup Fruit Smoothie, served with 1/4 cup dry Cheerios on the side to add crunch and texture.

  • 2 Scrambled Eggs, 1 slice Whole Wheat toast, topped with 1 teaspoon Margarine, serve with 1/2 sliced banana, and 1/2 cup 100 percent Cranberry Juice.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup toasted Wheat Germ with 1/4 cup peanut butter. Spread mixture on apple slices or 1 sliced banana (sliced length-wise). Serve with 1/2 cup milk.

  • 2 Pancakes topped with 1 teaspoon Margarine, and 1/2 cup of diced Granny Smith Apple. Sprinkle with Cinnamon. Serve with 2 Turkey Sausage Links and 1/2 cup 100 percent Fruit Juice.

  • 1/2 grapefruit sprinkled with a small amount of sugar. Serve with Whole Wheat Toast topped with 2 teaspoons almond butter, and 1/2 cup juice or milk.

  • 1 slice Banana Bread, 1 orange, 2 Turkey Sausage Links and 1/2 cup milk.

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