'Purple porridge' might help if your children refuse to eat breakfast 4 years ago

'Purple porridge' might help if your children refuse to eat breakfast

One of my main parenting concerns (at least at the minute) is getting my insanely picky four-year-old to eat anything that resembles a fruit or a vegetable.

At present, this is just not happening, at least not as long as he realises he is eating something that is good for him. So, as a result, I have had to up my parenting game a little and basically lie through my teeth about what it is that he is eating – and also get my creative game on in terms of hiding fruit and veggies into other foods.

One of my latest inventions is this quinoa, almond milk and blueberry porridge that has now become a breakfast favourite in our house. And my little guy happily scoffs his 'Superhero Porridge' without even realising how deliciously good it is for him. Win for him, even bigger mama-win for me.

Fancy making this for your littles? It could not be easier:



Almond milk (or any milk you prefer, really, be it of the dairy or non-dairy variety)




1. Pour 1 cup quinoa into a pot along with 2 cups of almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)

2. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 20 minutes

3. Pour the lot into your bleder, add a handful of fresh blueberries, whizz for a few seconds, and voilá, purple porridge.

Have YOU got any great tricks for sneaking healthy foods into YOUR kids? We'd love to hear them! Please share in the comments or send me an e-mail at Trine.Jensen@Herfamily.ie