Breakfast Trifle in a Mug

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have well and truly gotten on board the refined sugar-free bandwagon of late and the next step on my journey is getting my kids to eat better.

Well at least to eat less crap and more nutritious, filling food to fuel their rapidly growing and active bodies.

I’m trying to do this slowly so there is no outright outrage at my changes to the menu, and one way I do this is to make trying new things fun and ideally delicious!

Breakfast has always been cereal – a choice of rice bubbles or cornflakes, or both – and milk accompanied by a glass of milo. The kids have dabbled in porridge, muesli or weetbix on the odd occasion but they are creatures of habit and are also addicted to sugar! The above converts to approximately 35 grams or 8 teaspoons of sugar! Given the World Health Organisation (WHO) has just put out guidelines that an “adult of normal weight” should only have about 25 grams (around six teaspoons) of added sugar every day, then I think we have a problem!

Inspired by the Weetbix ads* with the Food Truck guy, Michael Van de Elzen, I decided to see if I could make some small changes to what my kids ate that would also be lower in sugar, and set them up for a better day at school.

And so the breakfast trifle was born.

Breakfast Trifle in a Mug

low sugar breakfast

1.5-2 weetbix
1/2 cup plain unsweetened yoghurt
1 small bobby banana*
dash of real maple syrup (make sure you are using real 100% Canadian maple syrup)

Take a coffee mug and crumble about 1/2 a weetbix into the bottom, cover with a large spoonful of yoghurt and slices of banana. Continue layering until mug is filled finishing with the banana. Top off with a dash of maple syrup. (If your kids can handle the plain yoghurt on it’s own even better, the maple syrup cuts through the sharpness a little.)


*My oldest isn’t a fan of banana in his breakfast so I will substitute with a tablespoon of mixed berries (frozen berries, defrosted and whizzed up a little), but you can really add any fruit you like.

Now it is certainly not perfect in the sugar department but it IS a hell of a lot better, so it’s a start and the kids love it!

The next step is to slowly ween them off the cereal altogether and is replace the weetbix with some of hubby’s yummy Homemade Muesli

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