Tips from Brooks Tropicals for Healthy Breakfast Treats

From time to time, Richard Lyons’ Nursery likes to pass along newsletters produced by Brooks Tropicals. Here’s a recent one — emphasizing nutritional breakfast ideas — that is particularly timely in view of the expected chilly weather coming up for our region.


Power up for 2016Power up daily with a healthy breakfast

Caribbean fruit crumble Breakfast matters. It’s the most important meal of the day.

Are your taste buds getting mixed messages?

If the meal is so important, why eat the same cereal, the same toast, the same fruit every single breakfast.

Solo breakfast bake Also important: nutrition. Cereal and toast are not the healthiest things to eat.

Nothing’s wrong with the fruit you’re currently enjoying at the break of day. But your taste buds do like diversity, which tropicals can deliver.

Breakfast pizza Before pulling on the snow boots, pull off an easy, great-tasting breakfast with the nutrition you’ll need to put your best foot – even when clad in a snow boot – forward this winter.

Oatmeal, the new breakfast pudding

Tropical refrigerator overnighter And it couldn’t be easier. Refrigerator oatmeal “cooks” this breakfast overnight.

Scoop the oats, milk and yogurt into a container and-voila-you’ve got a creamy, almost pudding-like oatmeal the next morning.

Nice but add some tropical fruits and oatmeal takes on a dessert quality. Papaya, starfruit, coconut, passionfruit and even Uniq Fruit are excellent additions.

You’ll still want some sugar, but you won’t add as much. Tropical fruits amp up the sweetness quite naturally.

Don’t give up toast entirely

Tropical papaya jam Just don’t smother the toast with butter.

Take a knife to this jam made with Caribbean Red papaya, and have at it. It’s made with honey, so it’s quick and easy to make with no preservatives and no canning process to endure.

Stay warm.

Yours in the tropics,
Mary Ostlund



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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 45
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 2.7mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.7g
Dietary Fibers 3.7g
Sugars 7g
Protein .7g


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