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Quick healthy breakfast ideas

Good breakfasts include banana porridge, eggs with toast, and smoothies and toast
  • Banana porridge: cooking rolled oats with milk and banana gives porridge natural sweetness. You can also sprinkle sultanas on top.
  • Googy eggs: serve soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers or vegetable sticks, which are delicious dipped in yolk.
  • Smoothie and toast: whip up a breakfast smoothie with reduced-fat milk, yoghurt and banana, berries or canned peaches. Add a little wheat germ if you like. Serve the smoothie with toast.

Lunch ideas for quick healthy eating

Sandwiches, wraps, rolls and leftovers like homemade pizza make good lunches
  • Sambos: sandwiches are best made with wholemeal or high-fibre bread. Try to include some protein-rich foods such as meat, chicken or egg (leftovers from last night’s dinner are ideal) and vegies.

  • Wrap-n-roll: fill flat breads such as mountain bread, lavash or pita pockets with grated cheese, carrot, sultanas or other favourite fillings. Spread the bread with hummus or avocado to help it stick together and keep children feeling full for longer.

  • Last night’s pizza: slices of leftover homemade pizzas made with healthy ingredients are a nice lunch treat.


Quick healthy meals for dinner

Easy dinner suggestions can include baked beans on toast and jam chops
  • Chicken strips: these crunchy chicken fingers are great served with peas, broccoli and corn.

  • Beans on toast: serve baked beans on toast with a sprinkle of cheese if you like. For fun, arrange simple salad vegetables in a moat around the toast.

  • Jam chops: coat chops or pieces of steak with blackcurrant jam or marmalade and grill until cooked. Serve with mashed sweet potato and simple salad vegetables. See also our mint jelly chops recipe.

  • Last updated or reviewed 28-08-2014