(Family Features) Setting the stage for success in the classroom starts with reliable morning routines the whole family can depend on. Establishing a plan for each day before heading off for work or school is beneficial for staying on time and organized, and many families’ mornings start with a nutritious breakfast.
This school year, add better-for-you breakfast recipes like Orange Oatmeal to the menu. These morning meals are powered by 100% orange juice, a delicious option that helps fuel the body with essential nutrients that support a healthy immune system and overall diet quality with no added sugar.
“A growing number of research studies has revealed children who regularly drink 100% orange juice have higher intakes of key nutrients, higher quality diets and may have healthier lifestyle habits, like greater physical activity levels, than children who do not drink OJ,” said Dr. Rosa Walsh, director of scientific research at the Florida Department of Citrus. “Study after study confirms that 100% orange juice not only has a place in the diets of children, but it can also serve as an easy way for parents to provide key nutrients without fear of adverse effects on body weight when served in moderation.”
Find more information and recipe inspiration at FloridaCitrus.org/OJ.
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup Florida Orange Juice
1 cup quick cooking steel-cut oats
1 Florida Orange, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
In medium saucepan over high heat, bring water and orange juice to boil.
Add oats to boiling liquids.
Return to boil then reduce to medium heat and cook uncovered 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Mix in orange, agave nectar, cinnamon and salt. Remove pan from heat; let stand 1 minute before serving.
Source: Florida Department of Citrus