Healthy Back to School Breakfast Ideas with Bassetts Vitamins


Breakfast with Bassetts Vitamins
Schools been back now for a few weeks and I'm very much liking the routine again! I'm a stickler for routine and over the holidays it all went a bit out of the window. Meals particularly were haphazard and we're all craving more home cooked food with lots of fresh veggies, regular bed times and sitting down together at the breakfast table every morning. Well, I am at least!

Heidi with her Bassetts vitamins

BREAKFAST WITH BASSETTS VITAMINS

I try and get my children to eat as healthily as possible, but Bassetts Vitamins do play an important role in our morning routine, particularly since the three year old has acquired a slight aversion to vegetables (hopefully it will pass!).

Bassetts Vitamins contain no added sugar and are made with natural flavours and colours and can be taken from the age of 3. Giving my children a pastille with their breakfast every morning gives me peace of mind knowing that they are getting necessary nutrients*. My kids like all of the flavours they come in but my three year old Heidi loves the Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles which contain omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B5, which contributes to mental performance, and vitamin B6 which supports normal psychological function. The pastilles are soft and chewy so perfect for small children.

I asked Heidi what the orange multivitamin pastilles tasted like and she said they tasted 'like orange fruit flowers and a hot orange sun'. ' They are a real hit in this house anyway - even my husband sneaks one sometimes.

Breakfast with Bassetts Vitamins

BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR BUSY PARENTS

Wholegrain cereals and wholemeal toast feature heavily in our house at breakfast time but I do try and mix it up a bit to keep them interested. Below are some healthy back to school breakfast ideas that I make for my children (and the adults too) on busy weekdays.

SLOW COOKER PORRIDGE

Slow Cooker Porridge

You might think Slow Cooker Porridge isn't going to be a quick and easy breakfast...but it really is. All the hard work gets done the night before (and it really isn't very hard), so in the morning all you need to do is lift the lid off the slow cooker and serve. When the kids are going out of the door at different times like they do here, this is the perfect breakfast as you can keep the porridge warm for as long as you need. I love honey and raisins stirred through mine but the kids really like sliced banana on top of their porridge. A spoonful of homemade jam stirred through is also really nice.

FRUIT AND NUT OAT BARS

Fruit and Nut Oat Bars

These healthy fruit and nut bars are great for breakfasts on the run! I take a few of these to work with me as I try and go swimming first thing and eat breakfast at my desk. These can be frozen so I tend to make a big batch, freeze them individually, then pull out however many I need the night before.

HAM AND CHEESE SAVOURY MUFFINS

Ham and Cheese Muffins

I make these for lunchboxes but my eldest always sneaks a few at breakfast time too. She is definitely more a savoury person when it comes to food, so these savoury ham and cheese muffins suit her perfectly. Feta and spinach muffins make a nice change as well.

CHERRY AND ALMOND MUFFINS

Cherry and Almond Muffins

Muffins in general make great breakfasts and I tend to vary the fruits as to what's in season. These cherry and almond muffins are lovely when you can get fresh cherries but blackberries or raspberries also work well.

RASPBERRY FOOL

Raspberry Fool

I love yogurt and fruit at breakfast time and this raspberry fool is a lovely light breakfast. Any fruits would work in this recipe - I've made it with strawberries and blueberries before and in the autumn I often use blackberries from our garden.

What do you dish up at breakfast time on a busy weekday? Do you give your children vitamins at breakfast like I do?


Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Bassetts Vitamins. I received payment for this post. All thoughts are my own. A pack of 30 Bassetts Vitamin +Omega-3 pastilles retail at £5.50

* Just a reminder that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy balanced diet.
Beth Sachs
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