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Get Your Day Off to a Healthy Start!

Breakfast: Break the Fast!

Eat breakfast to get your day off to a healthy start!

For children and teens, eating breakfast is very important.

Breakfast prepares children and teens to meet the challenges of learning. The kids who regularly eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, often scoring higher on tests.

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

1 cup 1 % milk

1 cup water

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

1/3 cup pumpkin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Pinch of ground cloves

1/8 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup pecans, chopped

1/8 cup dried cranberries

Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, spices, and brown sugar. Transfer to four bowls and top with pecans and dried cranberries. Serve warm. Serves 4

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