My girls go through stages with what they eat for breakfast which depends on what they like...and that changes a lot! With this continued lockdown I'm making lunch and dinner for everyone each day so I'm absolutely not cooking breakfast as well! When the girls have school this rule still applies because I don't have the time to cook breakfast. So basically, breakfast in our house has to be easy and quick but the most important thing is that it's balanced and nutritious so that they're not hungry 5 minutes later.
Recently the girls have been through a porridge stage, a chocolate porridge stage (porridge with cacao powder!) and also a toast stage (homemade sourdough with tomato for one and with avocado for the other). The girls also occasionally do a make-your-own cereal for breakfast which they put together themselves with oats, sometimes puffed grains if we have them, nuts, seeds and fruit. This gave me an idea to put together a personalised muesli blend for them based on what they like and they helped me do it. It's a hit!
In Ivy's blend is oats, sultanas, pepitas and sunflower seeds.
Poppy has oats, cacao nibs, mulberries, pepitas and sunflower seeds.
The way they like their muesli served it also different. They both have yoghurt (I buy Greek yogurt & mix through honey & vanilla paste) but Ivy has strawberries and Poppy has blueberries. This blend of muesli with added seeds combined with the oats, fruits and yoghurt provides a balanced breakfast with a good amount of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. They absolutely love this and it fills them up for ages!
Ivy's muesli ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups of oats
- 1/3 cup pepitas