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Passover Breakfast Hacks

Posted by Mandy Sacher on March 05, 2018

Posted by Mandy Sacher on March 05, 2018

For many young children, eight days of Passover means increased bouts of constipation and painful little tummies. Focusing on a fibre-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 favourite breakfast ideas to see your family through Passover.

  1. Swap rolled oats for quinoa flakes and use in the following ways:
    • Quinoa and Blueberry Porridge: Add 1 cup of quinoa flakes to two cups of milk of choice, bring to the boil and then reduce heat and stir until desired consistency is reached. Add blueberries and a dollop of your favourite yoghurt and drizzle with Manuka honey.
    • Bircher Muesli: In a glass container, add 1 cup of quinoa flakes, 3/4 cup of mixed nuts, 1-2 tbs of dried fruit, 1 grated apple or pear, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of coconut yoghurt (or yoghurt 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.
    • Home-Made Granola: Combine 2 cups of quinoa flakes with 2 tbs of maple syrup or organic honey, 2 tbs of coconut oil. Mix  ingredients together, and spread evenly over a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in oven at 170°c for approx 15 min. Serve with milk of choice, add to yoghurt 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 tbs of almond meal in a long container and blitz together using a hand held blender to form a smooth consistency. Place 2-3 tbs of batter in frypan and cook over medium heat, 2-3 min 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 tbs arrowroot powder and 2 tbs coconut flour, 2 eggs, pinch of sea salt, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder, 2 tbs maple syrup or honey, 2 tbs coconut oil, melted and 2 tbs coconut milk. Mix dry ingredients together, whisk together wet ingredients. Combine together and mix through. Place fry pan over medium heat and cover with batter. Cook approx 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.  Yoghurt:
    • Because of their limited diet, many children end up eating far too much dairy so instead of sticking to conventional yoghurt, why not try our DIY Coconut Yoghurt. Add chopped fruit and nuts for a protein boost.
  5. Smoothies, are an excellent way to encourage children to eat a variety of fibre-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 tbs carob powder, 4 medjool dates, pitted, 1.5 cups of almond milk (or milk of choice) in a high speed processor and process until smooth. Freeze leftovers in a popsicle mould 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 wholefoods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this period, it can ease any discomfort caused by a lack of fibre in the diet and allow you to wholeheartedly embrace the experience.

 

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