Fair Trade Breakfast Ideas for Moms


Fair Trade Breakfast Ideas for Moms

Breakfast in bed is the quintessential gift for mom and one beverage that completes every morning meal is a cup of coffee.

This year, Mother's Day and World Fair Trade Day occur on the same weekend. So, how about serving mom a fair trade breakfast in bed for her special day!

Fair Trade Certified goods such as flowers, chocolate and coffee, not only make great Mother's Day gifts, they help improve the lives of 1.4 million moms and families in developing countries. When consumers buy products certified by Fair Trade USA, they help moms like Joana. A mother and farm worker in Ecuador, Joana said her life was saved when the Fair Trade farm she works for invested its premiums in routine cancer screenings for women.

To get the morning started off right Ashley Koff, R.D. shared a delicious and healthy recipe with Momtrends to get you energized and ready to tackle the day. Enjoy!

Mama's Morning Quinoa by Ashley Koff, R.D.

Serves 4

  • 1 cup Fair Trade Certified quinoa (rinse and dry before using)
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1 tsp Fair Trade Certified dry ginger*
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp toasted walnut oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

In a frying pan, lightly toast quinoa for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and combine with mint, ginger and salt.

In a large 2-quart saucepan, bring the water and quinoa mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 6-8 minutes, until the water is fully absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy.

Meanwhile, in a cup, whisk together the oil and lime juice. Pour the quinoa from a saucepan into a mixing bowl. Fold toppings into the quinoa.

Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and combine well. You may serve this warm or cold by allowing it to chill at least one hour (better if overnight).

*Supplement Fair Trade Certified cinnamon or nutmeg for additional flavor.

For more info, check this video about Fair Trade

Fair Trade Certified goods are sold at stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and specialty food stores.

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