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Strawberry crunch

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How many of you would think that good nutrition starts with a good nutritious breakfast? Definitely not me when I was staying on my own. I didn’t really put much effort to make sure I have a good breakfast. It was either getting a hefty breakfast or skipping one altogether. Back then, breakfast to me is the least important meal of the day. That was then. Ever since I became a mother and done a bit of research on child’s nutrition, I started appreciating the benefit of getting into the habit of eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast. It’s not just any breakfast it has to be a healthy and nutritious one. Nowadays I make sure my family gets a nutritious breakfast to start the day.

Like many of you, I have problem getting up early to prepare an elaborate breakfast, especially when I am still semi-conscious and my “engine” hasn’t warmed up yet. Thus, I only choose those healthy breakfast recipes that are quick and easy to prepare and still allow me ample time to enjoy the breakfast with my family. One of them is this strawberry crunch /strawberry yogurt parfait, which I will now share with you.

seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds Photo taken by my hubby. Do you like it?

This strawberry crunch is not only super-healthy but also super-easy to make. It has the combination of nutritious ingredients such as yoghurt, fresh fruit, honey, oats and nuts, all of which are perfect selections for breakfast. Here are some healthy facts about this recipe:

  • Yoghurt is a low-fat source of protein and calcium. It contains good bacteria that is good for your digestive system;
  • Strawberries and orange juice are rich in vitamin C. Both are antioxidant rich fruit;
  • Besides adding natural sweetness, honey is a healthy alternative to super-refined sugar.
  • As for the toasted oats and seeds, it boosts the nutrient contents as well as provides a crunchy layer for this breakfast treat.

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If you want to speed up your preparation in the morning, you can toast the oats and nuts over-night and store them in the fridge. Then you only need to assembly all the required ingredients during breakfast. Tada! The eye-pleasing strawberry crunch will be ready in seconds! Does this parfait look impressive enough to “wake you up”?

For a tasty twist, try swapping strawberries with any choice of your favourite fresh fruit such as kiwi fruit, bananas, mangoes, blueberries and peaches, or even a mixed combination of them. Do you know that you can also make some healthy snack bars by tweaking this recipe as what I did in my earlier post?

strawberry, fresh fruit Strawberries from Korea. Aren’t they pretty?

On a separate note here, on 1st May 2010, Foodbuzz had launched a new section called Healthbuzz which features and promotes various health and nutrition-related content from across the community of Featured Publishers. This Health section has been sub-divided into 4 categories: diet and nutrition, fitness, recipes and specialty diet. I feel so excited that my application to become a Healthbuzz Contributing Editor has been accepted. For parents and caretakers, don’t miss out this May feature highlighting children’s health and nutrition. Hop over and check it out now!

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  1. Quinn says:

    They look really great! ave you tried making Bircher Muesli as well? It’s easy and can be assembled the night before and just top off with fruits upon serving. Absolutely love it with a drizzle of maple syrup!

  2. Selba says:

    The strawberries look so pretty… must be really yummy too 🙂

  3. oo yum, I would love this for breakfast! My breakfast is always cereal with milk or oats.

  4. anncoo says:

    Nice post and strawberry is my favorite. Must try this healthy recipe some day.

  5. What a great breakfast!! Pictures are so pretty!

  6. lisa says:

    Beautiful and Healthy!

  7. Joanne says:

    Back when i first started college, I NEVER ate breakfast…or if I did, it was usually something like poptarts…blech. Now I’m totally a breakfast person! These strawberry crunch parfait look delicious and super nutritious!

  8. sweetlife says:

    great pics, this look perfect for my girls…sunflower and pumpkin seeds (our fav)…yum



  9. LCOM says:

    This is one healthy snack. I like how you dressed it and your photography, so pretty!

  10. Pei-Lin says:

    Oh, yes!! This is one low-calorie, nutritious, healthy dessert! One that I don’t mind having seconds and thirds!! Perfect on hot, hot days like these. Wonderful photography and styling, too, as usual! Keep it up!

  11. lingzie says:

    i just love korean strawberries!! they’re really sweet! but $$$ and not always available here 🙁
    congrats on being a healthbuzz editor!

    • food-4tots says:

      Lingzie: Thanks! Not sure about Pg, but Korean strawberries are cheaper than US strawberries in SG. Somemore, they are in season now and sold at special offer in the supermarket. 😉

  12. tigerfish says:

    The momentum is just not there when it comes to making breakfast. When I was staying with my parents, my breakfast was not so healthy – local breakfast(savory kuehs), bread with fish fingers and ham(processed food) etc…
    After I got married, I was too lazy and got used to granola/muesli with milk. But should be healthier? Heee heeee…..

    I love your parfait 🙂

  13. Happy Cook says:

    Just for breakfast???? you can serve this for me anytime of the day or night 🙂 looks so so healthy and delicous. When the season for strawberry is here (good ones) i am gonna make this.

    • food-4tots says:

      Happy Cook: You’re right, it can be served anytime of the time. Strawberries are in season now. I bought these Korean strawberries from Cold Storage @ 4 small punnets for S$10. 😉

  14. noobcook says:

    What a healthy and pretty breakfast to start the day! I never would have thought that this is easy to make, I can have it for tea break too 😀

    • food-4tots says:

      Noobcook: Thanks! Yeah, it’s definitely simpler than you had thought. Strawberries are cheap now. So it’s the best time to try it out. 😉

  15. Dora says:

    Healthy! but…think i will get hungry very fast.

  16. Wonderful dessert. Look gorgeous!

  17. Alice says:

    Oh, they are so pretty! I can’t resist to take a bite! Can I?

  18. Little Inbox says:

    It’s a good breakfast to kick start a day! Love it!
    And congrats for featured editor too!

  19. jo says:

    These look so delicious and a great breakfast treat.

  20. Great food photography!!!! Makes me want to have a bite 🙂

  21. So beautifully presented for such a healthy breakfast, not to mention that it should be a great treat for summer.

    • food-4tots says:

      TasteHongKong: Thanks!! Even we don’t have summer here, the hot weather is killing us. This dessert just comes in time to “rescue” us! LOL! 😉

  22. felicia says:

    simple and delicious at the same time.
    best thing is that its so pretty to look at!
    appetizing 🙂 you make me hungry at this time!

    • food-4tots says:

      Felicia: Thanks for your sweet sweet words! You make my day! So sorry that I make you feel hungry but you can easily make one at home, right? 😉

  23. peanutts says:

    Hi, I still hate taking breakfast, Usually have cofee and then suddenly get all hungry mid day. Your breakfast looks delish, especially the strawberries, meaning to get in touch , want a few names of good food places to try in penang,

    • food-4tots says:

      Peanutts: Oh! That’s not a good news as your metabolism rate will fluctuate. Have a light breakfast if possible. Will reply you via email about your queries.

  24. Swee says:

    very nice photos and I’d definitely wake up earlier if I have breakfasts like this 🙂

  25. mycookinghut says:

    Lovely! Give me any strawberry dessert, I am happy to eat 🙂

  26. evelyn says:

    Can I use quaker oatmeal? I’ve never toasted whole oats. Is it crunchy or chewy? Strawberry is my son favourite too! I bought the driscole one in NTUC finest and cant wait to make it for my little boy.

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: I haven’t tried instant oatmeal yet. I think rolled oats (porridge oats) will give a more crunchy texture than instant oats. Oh I love Driscoll’s strawberries! They were on offer by Cold Storage today. 😉

  27. evelyn says:

    I made it this morning and indeed the instant oats aren’t that crunchy. A great work out for the little mouth..hehe.. but later he don’t want anymore. Thanks, will check out the Cold Storage. Happy Holidays to you and your family too!

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: We need to encourage our kids to chew more so that their gum will be stronger when they grow up. If you still can’t find roll oats, you can make this parfait again without adding oats. Thanks and happy holidays to your family and you too! 😉

  28. kellempxt says:

    where to find ah these korean strawberries?

    ntuc have?

    or sheng shiong in ten mile junction anyone?

    • food-4tots says:

      Kellempxt: I bought mine from Cold Storage (Tampines One). If Korean strawberries are in season, you can easily find them in either wet market or supermarket ie NTUC, Giant etc. But I see more US strawberries on sales now. 😉

  29. star says:

    hi, I don’t have porridge oat, can I use rolled oat? thank you.

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