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Breakfast Parfait for the family

This recipe was developed for those times when you really need to eat well, but you know with everything in your schedule there is no way you are going to manage it.

This recipe has a really good balance of macronutrients. Macronutrients are the main building blocks of all food substances. There are three main macronutrients and every food and comprises of various combinations of these "macros"; carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Each of these different macronutrients has different effects on our levels of hormones, hunger, sense of fullness, and our blood sugar levels. When the macronutrients in a meal or snack are out of balance, we find ourselves going very quickly for second servings, or feeling hungry soon after our meal. This imbalance in the long-term can lead to blood sugar imbalances, mood changes, fatigue, and eating more than our physiological requirements which causes weight gain.

This breakfast recipe is well-balanced meaning that not only will you feel satisfied when eating it, you should also notice that you do not get hungry for a while after. My favourite part of this recipe is that is doubles as an activity to do with the kids. This makes it perfect for a Sunday afternoon before a busy week starts. I am not sure about you all, but I am terrible with imagination games but love an organised and structured activity, this fits that category. In fact, I actually do a version of this recipe as part of our health education program for 4-6-year-olds with Fundacion Comer Mejor. My most recent adaptation of this recipe was using stewed apple and cinnamon instead of the berries, and a mixture of oats and seeds for the topping. Most of the kids were so proud of their creations that they packaged them up and took them home as a gift for their family.

Anyway, enough of my chatter. Here is this weeks' time-saving family recipe.

Hope you enjoy it :-)

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