Time for breakfast

Make time for breakfast

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Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.

This is because after a night's sleep your body needs some fuel for energy to start the day.

Egg-cellent eggs

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 slices wholegrain bread


  • small saucepan

  • spoon

  • egg cups

  • butter knife

  • toaster

  • plate

What to do:

Fill half a small saucepan with cold water and gently put the eggs into the pan.

Ask an adult to boil the water.

When the water starts to boil, cook the eggs for a further 5 minutes, then take them out with a spoon and dip them in cold water.

Toast the bread and cut it into fingers. Put the eggs into egg cups and carefully slice the tops off using a butter knife.

Enjoy your Egg-cellent Eggs with a glass of semi-skimmed milk.

Banana-tastic flower

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • banana

  • 1 slice wholegrain bread

  • low-fat natural yoghurt


  • toaster

  • spoon

  • butter knife

  • plate

What to do:

Cut a banana into slices and toast a slice of bread.

Then, use a spoon to put a dollop of yoghurt in the middle of the slice of bread.

Make a circle around the yoghurt with the sliced banana to look like petals.

To finish, put a slice of banana in the middle.

Enjoy your Banana-tastic Flower with a glass of pure orange juice.

Super smoothie

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 apple

  • 2 carrots

  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk


  • knife

  • chopping board

  • carrot peeler

  • blender

  • glass

What to do:

Remove the apple stalk and peel the carrots.

Ask an adult to help cut the apple and carrots into chunks.

Put the apple and carrot chunks in the blender, add the milk and blend until it's completely smooth.

Serve your Super Smoothie with a slice of wholegrain bread.

Peter porridge

Makes a great weekend breakfast!

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Preparation time: 25 minutes


  • 100ml apple juice

  • pinch grated nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2 cloves

  • 75g dried fruits, for example prunes, apricots and raisins

  • the peel of 1/4 lemon, finely grated

For the porridge:

  • 75g rolled oats

  • 225ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 225ml water


  • knife

  • chopping board

  • 2 saucepans

  • spoon

  • plate

What to do:

Ask an adult to help you warm up the apple juice with the nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves in a saucepan.

Then add the dried fruits and lemon peel and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes, or until the fruit is soft.

In a separate saucepan cook the porridge following the instructions on the packet.

Put the porridge on a plate and add the fruit compote on top.

Enjoy your Peter Porridge with a glass of pure apple juice.

No time to make the compote?

Serve with dried fruit or chopped banana.

Some more breakfasts to try

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  • Fruit salad with pink grapefruit, orange and kiwi fruit

  • Rolled oats with dried apricots, raisins, dates and semi-skimmed milk

  • Low-fat natural yoghurt with sliced banana and sultanas

  • Wholegrain breakfast cereal with sliced apple, raspberries, pear and semi-skimmed milk

  • Toasted bagel with low-fat cream cheese

  • Scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes

Did you know?

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Most people around the world eat breakfast, but the food they eat depends on the country in which they live.

For example people in China usually have rice porridge with vegetables or meat together with Chinese tea for breakfast.

People in Egypt like eating a breakfast called 'ful medames', which is cooked broad beans with pickled vegetables and bread.

People in Guatemala enjoy eating scrambled eggs with beans, tortillas with cheese and fried bananas for breakfast.

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