Strawberries!

Breakfast Club of Canada’s “food of the month” is strawberries.  Strawberries are one of the first fruits of spring and can be grown all across Canada…even right here in Newfoundland and Labrador!  They are a great source of Vitamin C, fibre and other nutrients. Consuming strawberries have been proven to improve heart health, lower blood sugar levels and even prevent cancer.   Strawberries are an all time favorite in most of our KES Clubs; they can be added to many breakfast menu items and served in various ways.  Serve them on pancakes and French toast, add to smoothies, homemade muffins, fruit salads and many other creative recipes.  Because strawberries are the “food of the month”, try something new and delicious with strawberries in your KES Club or at home!

Information retrieved from: Breakfast Club of Canada

Check out this delicious strawberry recipe:

Strawberry French Toast Rolls

Ingredients

Whole wheat bread
Vanilla yogurt
Diced strawberries
2 eggs
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp margarine or cooking oil

Instructions

Cut the crust from each slice of bread and flatten it out with a rolling pin.  Place about 1-2 teaspoons of yogurt 1 inch from one end of the bread in a strip.  Add diced strawberries. Roll the bread up tightly and repeat with the remaining pieces of bread. In a shallow bowl whisk the eggs and milk until well combined.  Add cinnamon in a separate dish.  Heat a skillet set over medium heat and melt a tablespoon of margarine (or oil).  Dip each bread roll in the egg mixture coating well and then place them in the pan seam side down.  Cook until golden brown, turning them to cook and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side.  Add margarine (oil) to the pan as needed.  Add cooked rolls immediately from the pan to the cinnamon and roll. Serve.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2013/05/french-toast-roll-ups.html

Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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