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Healthy Easter Breakfast for Kids

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Three ingredients, three steps to make these light pancakes within minutes!Easter-Bunny-Pancakes


3 eggs

250ml milk

125g plain flour


  1. Beat eggs and milk together in large bowl, then beat in flour until batter is smooth.
  2. Lightly coat a 20cm frying pan on medium-high heat with cooking spray.
  3. Make one pancake at a time by dropping a large spoonful of batter onto pan and tilting to cover the whole surface of the pan evenly. Cook until golden, turning once, about 2 minutes per pancake.
  4. Have fun decorating your pancakes, for example Easter Bunny pancakes as shown here.

Why bother with breakfast?

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Breakfast means “breaking the fast”. After a nights rest, eating gives you energy to spark the body into life again.

Breakfast also cuts down on mid morning ‘snack attacks’.


No time for breakfast?

  • Set the alarm 5 minutes earlier.
  • Make the sandwich the night before, pop it in the fridge, and eat it when you get to school / work with a carton of orange juice.
  • A glass of milk and a banana are very quick and easy to eat.
  • Fruit can be eaten on the way to school / work. Try bananas, apples, pears, peaches, etc.

Cereal and Milk

  • Healthy choices – Shredded Wheat, Weetabix, Shreddies, Puffed Wheat, Fruit ‘n’ fibre, Porridge, Ready Brek, Rice Krispies, Cornflakes.
  • Try not to add sugar, have sliced banana or sprinkle raisins instead. If you can’t do without, sprinkle less sugar or try an artificial sweetener instead.
  • Sugar coated cereals may damage your teeth, so have these only as an occasional treat.

Toast, bread or muffins

  • Choose wholegrain, high fibre white or malted grain varieties.
  • Try peanut butter, sliced banana or just a thin scrape of jam or marmalade.
  • Easy to eat on the move or on the way to school / work.
  • Use only a thin scraping of butter, margarine or a low fat spread. 

Cooked breakfast

  • Can be healthy, but choose wisely.
  • Try grilled tomatoes and mushrooms or baked beans on toast.
  • Don’t fry your breakfast – try grilling bacon or low fat sausages and scrambling the egg.