This recipe will require some prep, maybe on Sunday, but you'll be so glad you made it!
Monday - Granola "Cereal"
As noted - cereal is usually a go-to for kids breakfasts since it is quick and easy.
While I can definitely appreciate the mornings when you need something as simple as cereal, I want to take it up a notch. Store bought cereal often comes along with a ton of sugar, preservatives, dyes, pesticide residue and many other chemicals.
Try making my favourite granola recipe by Minimalist Baker and just add milk as you would any other cereal! And if you like, add any fruit, some hemp hearts and or chia seeds for a little extra flavour and nutrition.
Or! Try topping a bowl of full fat (unsweetened) Greek yogurt with this granola and fruit of your choice. Greek yogurt is a dairy product, so if you're unable to eat dairy I suggest a good quality, unsweetened coconut yogurt. You can drizzle a bit of raw honey on top for your little ones if they aren't crazy about the sourness from the yogurt. The added yogurt will mean more protein too!
The best part about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and store it in a jar for quick use during the busy school week!
• Whole, unprocessed foods that are free from preservatives and chemicals.
• The nuts and coconut oil provide good quality fats that support brain health, mood and keep us feeling full. Nuts contain calcium, antioxidants, iron and many more vitamins and minerals.
• Nuts also provide protein that supports growth.
• Maple syrup (if of good quality!) offers minerals and is a much better sweetener than refined sugars. Our body digests its slower so we avoid a big sugar spike
• Oats contain fiber, antioxidants, and a wide variety of other vitamins and minerals.
As you can imagine, children (and adults of course) are able to learn more, retain more information and focus better when fueled with adequate nutrition. For further details visit