Smart Start

09 Mar 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these recipes are sure to put you on the right track for a healthy start.

commitment to health and wellness means taking care of yourself and your family, exercising and eating properly. And now is the perfect time to refocus your goals and make better health a priority.

A nutrient-rich breakfast can set you up for success each and every day. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt are good sources of high-quality protein, which is an essential part of a healthy diet. Protein serves as the building block for cells throughout the body and may help in managing weight by helping you feel full.

By adding protein to your day, health goals can become easier
to achieve.

Daily protein needs should be met by spreading intake throughout the day in every meal and snack you eat. Not only does protein help satisfy hunger, which may aid in weight management but it also helps to preserve muscle.

No matter your breakfast style, dairy foods can enhance your dish. These recipes show how, from sweet to savoury and cold to hot, your breakfast can be unique while providing high-quality nutrition in each bite. Learn more about the role of dairy in a healthy diet at

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White Pizza Frittata

Recipe created by Rachel Cooks on behalf of Milk Means More

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 340g frozen spinach, thawed and water pressed out
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese

Heat the oven to 160C.


  • In an oven-safe frying pan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook for two minutes or until fragrant. Once the garlic is fragrant, add the spinach. Break up to incorporate, and heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, pepper, oregano, ricotta, Parmesan and basil.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan, reduce the heat to low and cook for one minute, stirring gently. Move to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the eggs are almost completely set.
  • Carefully remove from the oven and add the mozzarella. Return to the oven and bake until the mozzarella is melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Your dish can be served hot, at room temperature or cold.

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Recipe created by The Chef Next Door on behalf of Milk Means More

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups lactose-free, 2% milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, plus additional for topping (optional) syrup (optional)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs then add milk, oil and the vanilla. Mix well. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Heat a griddle or a large frying pan over a medium heat. Using ¼ of a measuring cup, pour the batter onto the griddle. Gently place several blueberries all over the pancakes.
  • Flip the pancakes when the bubbles start to form around the edges and when the bottoms are golden-brown. Cook on the other side until golden brown, for about two minutes. Remove to the plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Top the pancakes with additional blueberries and syrup before serving, if desired.

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