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Back to school with a breakfast of champions!

September is imminent as is the return to school and after 8 weeks of carefree living, it's back to routine. Top of the agenda for many parents is making sure the kids have a good packed lunch but the journey to healthy eating is best started at breakfast.
The number one option for breaking your/or your kids fast in the morning? – wholegrains! Porridge oats are a wholegrain which have a very low Glycaemic Index, this means they are slowly absorbed into the body’s blood stream.  This not only gives a long gradual release of energy and helps keep your blood sugar levels stable but it also keeps you full much longer than other breakfasts.
The slow-releasing, wholegrain goodness of a bowl of porridge ensures blood sugar levels remain steady throughout the morning aiding energy and concentration levels. 
Not only that, but oats also contain dietary fibre, starch, fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins, minerals, lignans and other natural plant compounds called phytochemicals, all combining to health benefits ranging from reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease to improving your digestive health. 
According to a study by Harvard University, wholegrains such as oats may be the key to living longer – so there’s no better time to perfect your porridge recipe. 

I’m a firm believer that the least processed a food is, the better it is for you, so, my top choice is Flahavan's Jumbo Oat Flakes which are made when the oat kernel is simply steamed and then rolled flat, they are a larger oat flake and are ideally suited to being prepared as a delicious textured porridge.

The beauty of porridge is in its simplicity but you can always make it to suit your taste and dietary choices, with just water, cows or goats’ milk, soya or nut milk, half water/half milk blend. Or you could try raw milk… doubling up on the creaminess and possible health benefits!

  • Ballybrado Organic Jumbo Oatflakes 750g

    Ballybrado Organic Jumbo Oatflakes 750g

    With 9 natural vitamins, 10 minerals, 18 different amino acids and many trace elements, phytochemicals and anti oxidants, oats are Ireland's ultimate health food, working for your health, for your mental and physical well-being, and for a good immune response from your body.

    €2.70

  • Flahavan’s Jumbo Organic Oats 1kg

    Flahavan’s Jumbo Organic Oats 1kg

    Awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    These Organic Oats are delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.

    €2.95

  • Flahavan’s Jumbo Oat Flakes 500g

    Flahavan’s Jumbo Oat Flakes 500g

    Delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Flahavan's Jumbo Oat Flakes are made when the oat kernel is steamed and then rolled flat to make Jumbo Oat Flakes. They are a larger oatflake and are ideally suited to being prepared as a delicious textured porridge or as a cereal ingredient in muesli. Jumbo Oat Flakes can also be added as an ingredient to many food recipes. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.

    €1.30

  • Flahavan’s Porridge Oats Organic 1kg

    Flahavan’s Porridge Oats Organic 1kg

    Awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    A bowl of Flahavans is all about taste. Creating that taste starts with sourcing the finest quality oats from the rich rolling farmlands of southeast Ireland. Our mill situated in a small village in Waterford, has been an independant family business for over 200 years. We use milling techniques handed down over generations to create perfect porridge oats. The unspoilt local environment and mild wet climate is ideal for growing the finest oats. At harvest time we take in our new season oats, drying and storing them for the year ahead. Because our ats are less processed, they keep their natuarl wholesome texture and flavour, the result is a warm nourishing bowl of Flahavan's. Certified Organic which in Ireland is subject ti the most stringent regulations and is strictly monitored by the organic Trust Ireland; Cooking Instructions- Cook on the hob(serves 2)- Stir half a cup(80g) into 400 mls of water/milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionall, allow to stand for 1 minute before serving; Microwave-Stir 40 g of Flahavans Course Cut oatmeal into 170 mls of water/milk, Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stir and return to microwave to cook for another 1 minute before serving(based on a 900W microwave)

    €2.75

  • Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 1.5kg

    Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 1.5kg

    Awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    Delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.

    €2.80

  • Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 1kg

    Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 1kg

    Awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    Delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.

    €2.29

  • Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 500g

    Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets 500g

    Awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    Delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.

    €1.39

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats Multiseed Porridge 40g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats Multiseed Porridge 40g

    Just add boiling water or micro & go! Source of protein, fibre & omega-3. No added salt or sugar. Suitable for vegetarians

    €1.10

  • Flahavan’s Pinhead Oatmeal 1kg

    Flahavan’s Pinhead Oatmeal 1kg

    Delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.

    €1.60

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats Organic Porridge 40g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats Organic Porridge 40g

    Just add boiling water or micro & go! Source of protein, fibre & omega-3. No added salt or sugar. Suitable for vegetarians

    €1.15

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats Original Porridge 44g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats Original Porridge 44g

    Just add boiling water or micro & go! Source of protein, fibre & omega-3. No added salt or sugar. Suitable for vegetarians

    €1.05

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats Strawberry Porridge 46g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats Strawberry Porridge 46g

    Just add boiling water or micro & go! Source of protein, fibre & omega-3. No added salt or sugar. Suitable for vegetarians

    €1.15

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats with Apple and Raisin 45g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats with Apple and Raisin 45g

    Just add boiling water or micro & go! Real fruit pieces merged with wholegrain Irish oats. Source of wholegrain, protein, omega-3 and fibre. Low in salt and saturated fat. No added salt or sugar. Suitable for vegetarians

    €1.15

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats with Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin 400g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats with Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin 400g

    Flahavan’s have been milling quality oats at the family mill beside the River Mahon in Killmacthomas, Co. Waterford for over 200 years. As an independent Irish Family business, we believe that a great day starts with the goodness of a bowl of porridge.   

    Make your Breakfast a Pleasure! Flahavan's deliciously tasty Quick Oats Apple, Raisin & Cinnamon porridge combines red apple pieces, juicy raisins, and a hint of cinnamon with all the wholegrain goodness of Flahavan's porridge oats. Oats are a nutritious warming food that are high in fibre, low in salt and saturated fat with no artificial flavours.

    €3.60

  • Flahavan’s Real Fruit Porridge - Apple and Raisin 600g

    Flahavan’s Real Fruit Porridge - Apple and Raisin 600g

    A delicious fruity twist on a healthy breakfast. Flahavan's are passionate about oats and have selected the finest wholegrain oats and blended them with real red apple pieces, californian raisins and a hint of cinnamon to give you a delicious breakfast porridge. Whats great about oats? Flahavan's oats are nutritious, warming food that are a source of wholegrain goodness, naturally high in fibre and low in salt and saturated fat and slowly release energy to keep you going between meals. Our Real fruit porridge apple&raisin variety contains no added sugar other than those naturally occuring in the fruit . Cooking instructions: Hob(serves 2)- Stir one cup (80g) of Flahavan's Real fruit porridge in 2 & half cups( 500 ml) of cold wter or milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for for 3 minutes stirring continuously. You will notice the fruits expand as they absorb water as part of the cooking process. Microwave- Stir half a cup (40g) of Flahavan's Real fruit porridge with one cup (220ml) of cold water/milk, in deep bowm allowing over an inch at the top of the bowl for the ots to cook. Microwave on high for 2 & half minutes, stir and serve. Based on a 900W microwave. This pack contains 15 (40g) servings of Flahavan's real fruit porridge apple & raisen.

    €2.65

  • Flahavan’s Real Fruit Porridge Sunrise Fruits 625g

    Flahavan’s Real Fruit Porridge Sunrise Fruits 625g

    A delicious fruity twist on a healthy breakfast. Flahavan's are passionate about oats and have selected the finest wholegrain oats and blended them with Californian raisins, juicy sultanas, pinapple, cranberries and papaya to give you a delicious "sunrise" breakfast porridge. Whats great about oats? Flahavan's oats are nutritious, warming food that are a source of wholegrain goodness, naturally high in fibre and low in salt and saturated fat and slowly release energy to keep you going between meals.Cooking instructions: Hob(serves 2)- Stir one cup (80g) of Flahavan's Real fruit porridge in 2 & half cups( 500 ml) of cold wter or milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for for 3 minutes stirring continuously. You will notice the fruits expand as they absorb water as part of the cooking process. Microwave- Stir half a cup (40g) of Flahavan's Real fruit porridge with one cup (220ml) of cold water/milk, in deep bowl allowing over an inch at the top of the bowl for the oats to cook. Microwave on high for 2 & half minutes, stir and serve. Based on a 900W microwave. This pack contains 15 (40g) servings of Flahavan's real fruit porridge sunrise fruits.

    €2.65

  • Flahavan’s Red Berry Microwave Quick Oats 5 Pack 200g

    Flahavan’s Red Berry Microwave Quick Oats 5 Pack 200g

    Ideal for Home or On the Go!

    Flahavan’s handy pack of Quick Oats Red Berry sachets means you can enjoy a delicious breakfast of nutritious wholegrain Irish oats with raspberries and strawberries at home or in the office in just 2 minutes!

    Make your week a great one – start your day with the goodness of a bowl of porridge!

    Serving

    This pack contains 5x40g sachets (200g) of wholegrain Irish Porridge oats with delicious raspberries and strawberries. Each sachet gives one adult serving.

    €2.00

  • Flahavan’s Super Oats Drum 480g

    Flahavan’s Super Oats Drum 480g

    A super smooth porridge for active kids! 

    High in fibre, a source of protein and deliciously smooth and creamy, our oats have all the natural wholegrain goodness and slow release energy to keep even the busiest kids going all the way through to lunchtime. 

    €3.00

  • Flahavans Irish Oaty Flapjacks Multiseed 6x40G

    Flahavans Irish Oaty Flapjacks Multiseed 6x40G

    • Made with wholegrain oats
    • Source of fibre

    Delicious wholesome oaty snacks with sunflower pumpkin & chia seeds. 

    Our delicious flapjacks are baked to perfection following Mary Flahavan's recipe. We bake these beside our mill in Kilmacthomas, where our family have been milling oats for over 230 years. We source the finest quality Irish oats from local growers resulting in a delicious crunchy oaty snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. 

    €3.75

  • Bunalun Organic Porridge Oats 1kg

    Bunalun Organic Porridge Oats 1kg

    Bunalun Organic Porridge Oats are high in fibre and protein. They contain beta-glucans which help to balance cholesterol. Each 100g serving of Bunalun Organic Porridge Oats contains 4.5g of oat beta-glucans, the suggested daily intake of oat beta-glucans is 3g.

    How to make nutritious Bunalun organic porridge; Add 80g of Bunalun organic porridge oats and approximately 440ml of milk or cold water into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring all the time. Continue to cook for a further 2/3 minutes for a softer consistency if preferable. The cooking time will be reduced if the oats are soaked overnight.

    €3.20

  • Kilbeggan Organic Porridge Oats 1kg

    Kilbeggan Organic Porridge Oats 1kg

    100% Irish Product.
    Produced by the Lalor Family.
    Certified Organic Irish Oats.

    €3.95

  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats Porridge with Golden Syrup 40g

    Flahavan’s Quick Oats Porridge with Golden Syrup 40g

    Made with wholegrain Irish oats, a source of wholegrain, protein, fibre. This porridge pot is low in salt and saturated fat.

    €1.15

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