My biggest worry as a mom
I am a mother of two girls. The elder one is a school-goer and her school van comes by 8:15 in the morning. My mornings are usually like a whirlwind; waking up the kiddo, getting her ready, packing tiffin and getting breakfast ready are big tasks. Although it’s been half a decade of parenting for me, I am still learning how to get everything done on time.
Usually, I get up at 5 am and after sipping on my hot cup of tea, some reading and blogging work; I cook and pack tiffins for my elder daughter and husband. Then comes the herculean task of waking my younger one, Shona, and getting her ready in 30 minutes. In winters especially, kids just don’t want to go to school and no matter how hard we mothers try to get them ready before the van arrives, the one thing that gets missed is their breakfast.
On most days, I give her a glass of milk and a handful of dry fruits for breakfast before she goes to school. I know this isn’t enough, but due to lack of time, this is the best I can manage. And on the days when we are late for school, she cannot even manage finishing the glass of milk and I have to hand some dry fruits over to the didi who comes to pick her up. And on such days, things look like this:
My solution to worries as a mom
So to find a permanent solution to this worrisome problem of Shona skipping her breakfast/ not having enough so frequently, I started searching for some quick breakfast recipes, which she can eat on the go. During the research, I read some interesting articles which talked about the importance of ‘Balanced Breakfast’. What does ‘Balanced’ mean though?
Definition of Balanced Breakfast
Nutritionists recommend that a balanced breakfast should consist of foods from at least three essential food groups e.g. one serve of whole grain group, once serve of dairy (milk/curds) or lean protein group and one serve of fruit or vegetable group.
A glass of milk or a bowl of curd, a fruit/ veggie and any grain like cereals, millets or pulses can make a balanced morning meal for anyone.
Hence got started on looking for ways to look for something that could give her a balanced breakfast for my daughter and make me stress-free. So when I came across Kellogg’s cereals at the nearby supermarket, I decided to pick up two boxes. One of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Real Almond and Honey made from corn and the other of Kellogg’s Chocos made with wheat. The fact that they are ready to eat cereals makes them a hit among mommies and it is also a great and easy way to include grains into our kid’s breakfast.
Kellogg’s is a trusted brand and Kellogg’s cereals are a good breakfast option for kids and adults both. To avoid mornings without breakfast or half-eaten breakfast, I thought of creating some quick breakfast recipes using Kellogg’s Chocos and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Real Almond and Honey. These recipes are yummylicious and what’s great is that kids can eat it on the go…
Quick Breakfast Recipes
Here are some recipes which are a hit in my household; you can try them out too.
Chocos Delight Smoothie:
- Kellogg’s Chocos (30 gms)
- Banana(Half normal size, peeled, cut into cubes)
- Milk (200 ml)
- Cashew nuts (5)
- Hershey’s chocolate syrup for drizzle
Blend the above ingredients and store them in a simple Tupperware container.
Your child can drink this on the go. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and garnish with Chocos and cashew nut.
Kellogg’s Chocos Moons & Stars Sesame & Coconut Ladoo
- Kellogg’s Chocos Moon & Stars (2 cups, crushed)
- Sesame seeds (1 cup)
- Coconut (½ cup, dessicated)
- Jaggery (1 cup)
- Condensed Milk (½ cup)
- Ghee (4 tbspn)
- Heat Ghee & roast Sesame & Coconut separately in the Ghee
- In a separate pan, melt Jaggery with Condensed Milk
- Fold in the Kellogg’s Choco flakes crushed, along with roasted Sesame seeds, almonds & Coconut
- Mix well & cool
- Take small balls & press with hands to form small round dumplings
- Arrange on a tray lined with parchment paper & set it at room temperature for 3-4 hrs
Corn flakes Almond Fruit Parfait
- Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Real Almond and Honey (30 gms)
- Finely diced mixed seasonal fruits (½ cup)
- Chilled fresh curd (½ cup)
- Vanilla essence (2 drops)
- Mixed Nuts
Whisk the curds and the vanilla essence together. Pour half the curds, add a layer of corn flakes, some chopped fruits and then pour the rest of the curds. Top it all with the remaining freshly cut mixed fruits and add a few nuts for garnish.
Rose Badam Cooler Recipe:
- Kellogs Rose Badam Flakes (30gms)
- Milk (1 cup)
- Mixed Nuts and fresh strawberries for Garnish
Take a serving of Kellogg’s Rose Badam Flakes along with milk. Mix in a bowl and serve with some nuts fresh strawberries and cornflakes. The Rose Badam flavor is so refreshing and delicious and is my favorite as well!
Choco Banana Split
This is a super easy breakfast recipe to make and is my daughter’s favorite option on the go as she gulps it down happily, especially on school mornings.
- Kelloggs Chocos (30 gms)
- Milk (1 cup)
- Curd (¼ cup)
- 1 Banana
- A few walnuts
Take a serving of Kellogg’s Chocos and blend them with milk, curd, a banana, and a few walnuts. Garnish with some nuts, thin banana slices, and Chocos. One glass in the morning ensures that my daughter has had a healthy and nutritious meal which is super tasty as well. This recipe is definitely delicious; however, it is a balanced breakfast too! The Chocos provides the grains, milk, and curd ensures the dairy, the walnuts take care of the nuts intake and the banana fulfills your fruit requirement. And voila! You just had a well-balanced breakfast!
My kiddo especially loved the second recipe as she loves eating curd and fruits. The first recipe can be a big hit among kids who love the chocolaty taste. I am quite happy that I experimented with recipes with Kellogg’s cereals and gladly both turned out to be tasty, and quick which my kids enjoyed.