Our Berry Breakfast Week Winning School: Cross National School

A massive congratulations to our winning school Cross National School in Mullagh, Co.Cavan.
The school was presented with their €10,000 prize cheque and the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show broadcasted live from the school on the day.

Aveen Bannon Berry Breakfast

Aveen Bannon – Keelings Nutritionist

Berry Breakfast Week

Breakfast is literally breaking the fast… After a nights sleep our body is running on empty and we need to supply the body with fuel to provide energy for the day ahead. Including a healthy breakfast daily will help give your little one energy for play and fuel the brain to help learning. In fact research showed that eating a regular healthy breakfast results in improved behaviour and performance in school!

Other health benefits include being a healthy weight, those who eat a healthy breakfast tend to maintain a healthy weight when compared with breakfast skippers. We also know that breakfast eaters have significantly higher intakes of calcium, which is important for bone health and folate which is good for the heart. When choosing a healthy breakfast for your family focus on balance. Base it around a fibre rich carbohydrate, add some protein like milk, yogurt, eggs or nuts and always make sure there is colourful fruit! A fibre and protein rich breakfast will help keep you little one full until breaktime and give them the energy they need to start their day.

Healthy Berry Breakfast Week Recipes

Granola Breakfast Tarts

Serves 4

Granola tarts topped with berries and natural yogurt.

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Berry nutty toast

Serves 1

Wholegrain toast, topped with delicious blueberries, peanut or almond butter and chia seeds.

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Poached egg topped with strawberries and avocado

Serves 4

Poached eggs topped with delicious strawberries and avocado

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Oaty berry bowl

Makes 4

Toasted oats combined with mixed berries and topped with natural yogurt.

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