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Healthy breakfast tips

All of you busy parents out there can relate to sometimes “scrambling” in the morning to get all of your kiddos breakfast and fed right! Firefighter Tim shares some “no-fuss” dishes and says our morning routines can be fun, easy and kid-friendly!

Here are the recipes!

1. Oat and Cottage Cheese Pancakes – recipe compliments of Karri Wenzler, Firefighter Tim’s big sister

1 cup oats

1 cup cottage cheese

6 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla

Up to a tablespoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon Splenda (or more if you like them sweeter)

Blend all together in a food processor or blender. Cook the batter like a normal pancake in the pan or on the griddle.

Fruit Sauce for the pancakes

1 cup (or more) of frozen berries

1 cup Splenda

Cook down the berries and Splenda in a saucepan on low to medium heat, stirring. Pour the sauce over the pancakes and enjoy.2. Breakfast Fruit PieCrust

1 cup granola

1-2 dollops of honey

Blend the granola in a blender or food processor. Mix in honey. Press into greased pie pan. Bake granola crust at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes.Pie

1 1/2 cups greek greek yogurt (any flavor – I use 2 banana cream and 1 strawberry)

1 cup strawberries

1 cup peaches

2 tablespoons Splenda

A few drops of vanilla

1/4 ounce (1 packet) unflavored gelatin

Mix everything together in a food processor or blender. Pour mixture into pie crust and refrigerate for an hour (until stiff). Take out and garnish with fresh fruit (and the mixed berry sauce for the oat and cottage cheese pancakes).

3. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Bowl – compliments of Teresa, Firefighter Tim’s wife

In a large, clear serving bowl, layer evenly:

Granola

Plain (or vanilla) greek yogurt

Mixed berries and fruit

Repeat two to three times. Enjoy!

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