If started the wrong way, days can be very long, especially if one did not boost their energy reserve with a proper breakfast. Every activity by the body, including those usually taken for granted, like breathing and talking, require energy. A breakfast with energy boosting nutrients like those found in cereals will help to fill your day with energy, which is particularly important for school going children of all ages. The cookies below are good snacks to carry to school and work any day:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups Nestle Cerevita nutritious energy cereal
Cream sugars and shortening in a clean bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together all the dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in Cerevita cereal to form a nice paste. Form into 1-inch balls using clean hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheet or baking sheet; bake at 190oC/ 375°F for 10 minutes.
There are several types of breakfast cereals; some ready to serve like Cerevita. Others like porridge need to be cooked. Others are sugar-f lavoured while others are high in fibre with corn having around 11.0g per 100g. You can use breakfast cereals in many other ways with the following tips:
• Use to coat other foods such as burgers and croquettes.
• Use as a topping for savoury dishes such as vegetable au gratin.
• Use as a base for cheesecakes.
• In baked goods such as breads, cakes and biscuits, you can include breakfast cereals in place of some of the flour in the recipe.
• Sweets and cakes made from breakfast cereals like the Cerevita cookies are also popular and quick to prepare.
Cleaning and disinfection in the kitchen is very important as it creates a pleasant and safe environment; reduces contamination as clean, disinfected surfaces will not allow bacterial growth; and discourages pests such as cockroaches and f lies, which like dirty places and spilt foods. Empty boxes and waste foods provide good breeding ground for pests.
To allow disinfection to take place you have to clean the surfaces well with a detergent before applying a disinfectant. It is important to use detergents and disinfectants together as detergents only remove dirt and grease, while disinfectants kill bacteria.
You could also use a sanitizer, which is a mixture of detergent and disinfectant. You can also ensure kitchen hygiene through sterilization, which involves boiling or heating kitchen utensils and surfaces at high temperatures to destroy bacteria. However, this is only feasible on stainless steel utensils as it is likely to damage surfaces made of synthetic materials.