Making holiday food doesn’t need to consist of big, magnificent dinners and fancy baked goods. Sometimes, waking up in the morning and crafting a beautiful, healthy breakfast that is both filling and visually appealing to the eye. Including the entire family in on the breakfast ordeal is a fun way for everyone to play a part and get the job done. Children love to spend time learning in the kitchen and having a role in cooking with you, so give it a shot. Chances are, it will be a time remembered for many years to come. Resveralife has found some simple, easy and healthy breakfast recipes that we would like to share with you. Have fun cooking and getting creative!
Oatmeal and Fruit – Feeds 3
- 1 C quick cooking oats
- 2 C water
- Assorted berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, acai berries, or raspberries – vary per your taste
- Banana slices
- Apples – various colors, diced
- Raisins, optional
- Boil water in a pot on the stove. Add oats. Stir, turn pan down to simmer
- Allow oats to cook for approximately five minutes, stirring every so often to ensure even cooking and non-sticking.
- Remove pot from stove. Dish oatmeal into separate bowls and add fruit toppings. If desired, can be drizzled with honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup. Add a touch of cream if desired.
Omelet – Feeds 3-4
- 6 eggs, beaten
- Various fillings, such as chopped vegetables, chopped meats, cheese – Veggies should be pre-sautéed to ensure doneness
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Other condiments such as hot sauce, ketchup, and et cetera (to be applied after cooking)
- Add eggs to heated non-stick skillet sprayed with cooking spray; ensure heat is on medium or at least 5.
- Turn pan down to about 3, let eggs cook almost through without stirring or flipping.
- Add meats, veggies, and cheeses at this time.
- As soon as the cheese has melted, gently flip one half of the egg mixture from one side of the pan to the other, essentially folding the eggs in half with a spatula.
- Remove to a plate; serve with salsa and extra cheese on top or plain as is.
Yogurt, Fruit, and Granola Parfaits – Feeds 3-4
- 4 C Fruit Flavored Greek Yogurt
- Assorted fruits such as berries, bananas, mango, papaya, or pineapple – ¼ cup for each dish, more if desired
- ¼ C granola – any kind for each dish
- Light whipped topping if desired
- Add ¼ cup yogurt to the bottom of a dessert bowl, followed by a tablespoon of the fruit filling, and a tablespoon of the granola on top of that. Repeat layers until about ¾ of the way full.
- Add whipped topping to top of dish if desired.
Cooking with family makes the meal more worthwhile and gratifying. Getting the kids involved in crafting healthy, good-for-you foods will help them to grow to love healthy foods that they will likely opt for later on in life as adults. Be sure to sit and eat with your children; even teens. No child is too old to have a meal with their parents.