This bowl of goodness is an amazing family breakfast and a wonderful way to start your day. Children love this bowl of crunchy popped quinoa breakfast bowl with pistachios, and they go wild about the pomegranate seeds when they burst in the mouth. A popped quinoa breakfast bowl is a perfect balance of protein, fats, fibre as well as total yumminess!
Quinoa is such a healthy seed known as a pseudo-grain. It is and packed with protein and is the only plant-based grain that contains all the essential amino acids needed to keep you and your children healthy. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin E and is a source of healthy fibre. It is so easy and quick to pop quinoa and kids love to help making this and the popping sound makes them giggle! Quinoa pops store well in a glass jar, and so it is good to make a large batch and have some at the ready for breakfasts or to make popped quinoa crispies.
Kids love pistachio nuts and these are full of B6 which is an essential nutrient to support a good mood. They are also a dietary source of iron and agreat option for those who do not regularly eat red meat.
Pomegranate seeds are packed with antioxidants called Punicalagins which are important for cell repair. Pomegranate may also help to improve memory and this is important for those kids struggling with their working memory and processing at school.
I have added some flax seeds to boost up the omega 3 content of this breakfast. A great alternative for those who need more omega 3 and do not eat fish.