Mediterranean breakfast

Calcium rich, no cook, vegetarian breakfast

Beginner

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Recipe by Dietitian Cath Fogarty

Modifications

Equipment

Preparation

Note that if modifications are made this may alter the state and nutritional value of the recipe. It is the responsibility of the caregiver to ensure the consistency of the feed is appropriate. Aim for a texture similar to pancake batter or drinking yogurt.

  • Vegan option: use plant-based cheese instead of feta.
  • For extra calories, nut butter can be added (recipe will no longer be nut-free).
  • A range of ingredients can be added to this recipe for variation - cooked quinoa, yoghurt, range of soft fruits, avocado.
  • Hand or jug blender
  • Sieve
  • Spatula

Timings

Approx. 10 mins to prepare

This recipe was designed for children. Your dietitian should help you calculate the right portion for your child. Some children may need smaller portions e.g. a half portion may be adequate for an older/teenage child.

Nutritional content:

565kcals, 18.4g protein, 30.8g fat, 50.0g carbohydrate, 4.5mg iron, 341mg calcium.

Portion Sizes

Full portion 450ml / 7.5 x 60ml syringes = 565kcal/18.4g protein
Half portion 240m / 4 x 60ml syringes = 301kcal/9.8g protein
Third portion 150g/ 2.5 x 60ml syringes = 188kcal/6.1g protein

High/Low kcal options

To increase calorie content, add:
• 1 teaspoon/5g ground nuts or smooth nut butter (20-30kcal)
• Add an extra tablespoon/18ml olive oil (160kcal)

Step 1

Assemble ingredients in blender and blend for 3 to 5 minutes with water.

Blending Instructions

This recipe was blended with 150ml water to achieve a pancake batter consistency which yielded 450ml total blend (7.5 x 60ml syringes) however you may find you need slightly less fluid to blend as you become confident administering blends. Always sieve blends until you are confident you are achieving a completely smooth blend with no bits.

Freezing Instructions

This meal works best used on the day you make it and is not suitable for home freezing.

Tips

Adding bread to blend made the final blend slightly thicker over time so if you allow it to sit for any time, you may need to add a little more water before using.

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