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Jet’s top 5 breakfast choices and other nutritious breakfasts for kids

Fresh fruit or frozen berries with yoghurt – either coconut yoghurt by The Coco Tribe for a dairy free option or Jalna for our dairy based option – he loves the strawberry of both most. (PS Coco Tribe make EPIC ice cream – df and rice malt syrup based not refined sugar)

Oat porridge with frozen berries or some baked apples or other such wintery fruits on top. We always use the whole rolled oat as lower GI and more sustaining.

Sourdough or my homemade bread with avocado, goat or feta cheese, tomatoes and basil if we have it handy. We usually buy our sourdough locally at the Grumpy Baker, Organic Republic or Shuk. My homemade bread recipe is in the process of being perfected so I can share with you too.

Green smoothie with frozen avocado/mango/banana, spinach, almond milk, vanilla, chia seeds, hemp seeds and spirulina or some of my Eimele Vanilla Shake mix to get extra protein in there for him. He’s quite fond of green if not that then berry or banana which is always a hit with kids of course, but we always get a serve of veggies in there somehow (zucchini or frozen cauliflower can work as well as the obvious spinach) and some form of protein – the powders for kids are great for this, otherwise ensure there is a mix of chia, hemp and a nut butter – helps to thicken the smoothie too.

Crumpets – we try to buy the sourdough crumpets by Silver Creek Crumpets when we can from the Health Emporium on Bondi Road but it looks as though there are other suppliers like Doorstep Organics based in Sydney too.

 

Other easy quick options for kids:

  • 1-2 fried or boiled eggs
  • Muesli jar with a greek yoghurt or either of above, frozen berries and some nuts if tolerated for extra protein and healthy fats – can make this the night before
  • My scrumptious Strawberry Chia Banana Crepes, more of a weekend number recipe here
  • Cheese and avocado toasty made with wholewheat or wholemeal bread – try to source your bread fresh from the bakery so it limits the added preservatives etc although I have seen Sonoma are now supplying to Woolworths
  • My coco coconut pops which Jet love love loves (like a healthy variation of a more sugary type!) but I don’t always have time to make them so they’re a bit of a celebrity appearance when they’re aroundrecipe here 
  • Banana with dollops of natural peanut butter or another nut butter they enjoy, if they like tahini go for it! Nice sprinkled with cinnamon too.

 

 

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline is an Accredited Nutritional Medicine Practitioner specialising in family and early childhood nutrition and gut health. She writes for several media publications, hosts a regular nutrition segment on Channel 7 and in 2016 published her first book, "Seasons to Share" (Murdoch Books). Jacqueline is passionate about working with corporations and brands to support and educate their community and audience and is currently a media spokesperson and ambassador for Remedy Drinks, Eimele Australia, Woolworths, Kitchenaid and Nutrition Director at Bondi Bubs Wholefoods. She is mum to Jet and outside her working hours you'll find her with her family in the surf, on the beach, or out and about in nature.

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