My most cherished childhood memories are the breakfasts my mother made for us early in the morning before going to school. Sometimes they were very simple breakfast ideas, like melted cheese on toast or fried plantains with sugar. Other times they were a bit more elaborate, like pancakes, waffles, or French toasts. Either way, they were always delicious, because they had the most important ingredient to make the food taste really good: love.
A simple way to increase the “love” factor in the food you make is to put extra care in the decoration. Anyone can tell when a dish was made in a rush and without much effort, or when every single detail was taken into consideration, because you want the person eating to enjoy not only the taste, but the whole eating experience.
If you’re trying to give your kids a nourishing breakfast for school, but they’re not big fans of wholesome foods, decoration can completely change their receptivity. Try making this chocolate and strawberry oatmeal parfait, for example, and see how their eyes light up just by looking at it.
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