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Passover Breakfast Hacks

Posted by Mandy Sacher on March 05, 2016

Posted by Mandy Sacher on March 05, 2016

For many young children, eight days of Passover means increased bouts of constipation and painful little tummies. Focusing on a fiber-filled nutrient-dense breakfast, instead of starting off the day with the clogging effects of too much matzah, can make a big difference. Here are a few of our favorite breakfast ideas to see your family through Passover.


 

  1. Swap rolled oats for quinoa flakes and use in the following ways:

    • Quinoa and Blueberry Oatmeal: Add 1 cup of quinoa flakes to two cups of your milk of choice, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and stir until the desired consistency is reached. Add blueberries and a dollop of your favorite yogurt and drizzle with honey.
    • Bircher Muesli: In a glass container, add 1 cup of quinoa flakes, 3/4 cup of mixed nuts, 1-2 tbsp of dried fruit, 1 grated apple or pear, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of coconut yogurt (or yogurt of choice). Add 1 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice) and leave overnight. In the morning serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and frozen mixed berries.
    • Homemade Granola: Combine 2 cups of quinoa flakes with 2 tbsp of maple syrup or organic honey, 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Mix ingredients together, and spread evenly over a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in oven at 350°F for approximately 15 minutes. Serve with milk of choice, add to yogurt or use as a base for a Pesadich cheesecake.
  2. Pikelets, leave out the flour and try these Pesach friendly alternatives:

    • Sweet Potato Pikelets
    • Banana Pikelets: Combine 3 eggs, one banana, pinch of cinnamon, pinch of sea salt and 2 tbsp of almond meal in a long container and blitz together using a hand held blender to form a smooth consistency. Place 2-3 tbsp of batter in frying pan and cook over medium heat for 2–3 minutes each side until golden brown.
  3. Pancakes, swap the flour for Pesadich options such as quinoa flour, almond flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot powder:

    • Almond and Coconut Waffles: Combine 3/4 cup of almond meal, 2 tbsp arrowroot powder and 2 tbsp coconut flour, 2 eggs, pinch of sea salt, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder, 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey, 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and 2 tbsp coconut milk. Mix dry ingredients together, whisk together wet ingredients. Combine together and mix through. Place frying pan over a medium heat and cover with batter. Cook for approximately 2–3 min each side. Experiment with different toppings – for a delicious treat add carob powder or cacao powder for a chocolate pancake treat.
  4. Yogurt:

    • Because of their limited diet, many children end up eating far too much dairy so instead of sticking to conventional yogurt, why not try our DIY Coconut Yogurt. Add chopped fruit and nuts for a protein boost.
  5. Smoothies are an excellent way to encourage children to eat a variety of fiber-rich foods. Be sure to get them involved in preparing nutritious and satisfying smoothies they will love:

    • Chocolate and Avocado Smoothie: Place 1 frozen banana, 1/2 ripe avocado, 2 handfuls of baby spinach, 2 tbsp carob powder, 4 Medjool dates, pitted, 1.5 cups of almond milk (or milk of your choice) in a high-speed processor and process until smooth. Freeze leftovers in a popsicle mold for a healthy mid-afternoon snack.
  6. Think outside the breakfast box and try these delicious options to start their day the Wholesome way:

Passover is a special time for Jewish people, so by incorporating whole foods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this period, it can ease any discomfort caused by a lack of fiber in the diet and allow you to wholeheartedly embrace the experience.

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