I am always seeking out new ideas for a healthy start to the day. This week, in ABCD Eat Right's Newsletter, we focus on the importance of breakfast for a child. Breakfast keeps a child's mind focused and has been shown to improve their academic performance. Now that being said, not all breakfast choices are alike. Sticking with a protein, whole grain and lean meat or low fat dairy is a great choice to start the day off right.
This week I tried a new addition to the breakfast routine: Quinoa. This pseudo-grain has made a big buzz around our house lately and I have tried to include it in many dishes (you may have seen the quinoa crusted fish last week). I like it because its full of protein, vitamins, iron and fiber.
Here is what I made:
1/2 cup cooked quinoa ( I made about 2 cups at the beginning of the week in order to use it throughout the week)
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt with honey
1/4 cup blueberries
I heated up the quinoa, granola and blueberries then added the yogurt. Blended and ate. Delicious.