Kickstart Your Mornings with a Healthy Potato Breakfast

We have three kids who are 10 and under. Their energy throughout the day requires a lot of quality food and good nutrition. We usually start our day with breakfast, then homeschool, and free play. So we make sure that they get the nourishment they need that can help them concentrate on our lessons and make them feel full for a longer period and not ask for snacks every few minutes. Therefore, breakfast has to be healthy and filling.

Why Potato?

Potato is a versatile ingredient and filled with nutrients our family needs. Packed with Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Fiber, and good Carbohydrates, the humble but powerful potato gives us the nutrition and energy we need to perform at our best.

Plus, the prep time for potato-based meals is not complicated nor time-consuming. Perfect for us moms who are always on the go to manage our homes and raise our kids.

Potatoes are also conveniently available. High-quality U.S. potato products are available in the Philippines: fresh potatoes, frozen potatoes, and dehydrated potatoes. I personally like the dehydrated potatoes for easier storage since we live in a small house. U.S. potatoes are available in supermarkets and groceries nationwide. Visit their website for more info and delicious potato recipes.

U.S. Potato and Malunggay Rosti with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Pumpkin Sauce

Rosti made from U.S. dehydrated potato flakes


For Rosti:

50 g U.S. dehydrated potato flakes

140 mL evaporated milk

2 tablespoons cornstarch

Dash of salt

200 mL water

¼ cup malunggay leaves, may be shredded

2 tablespoons olive oil

For side:

100 g spinach

50 g canned mushrooms

½ teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced onion

Dash of salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon coconut oil

For Pumpkin sauce:

200 g squash

¼ cup malunggay leaves

1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch

50 mL milk

250 mL water


1. Boil squash in water until soft. Mash.

2. Add milk, cornstarch, malunggay leaves to the squash.

3. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

4. Place dehydrated potato flakes in a bowl. Add salt and cornstarch and mix well.

5. Add milk and water to the flakes mixture. Mix well.

6. Fold in malunggay leaves in the mixture.

7. Form the mixture into small pancake shapes.

8. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the rosti for 2-3 minutes in medium heat until golden brown.

9. Arrange rosti on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350F.

10. In a pan, heat oil. Saute onion and garlic.

11. Add mushroom.

12. Stir in spinach. Add pepper and salt to taste.

Notes: Arrange on a plate 2-3 rosti. Top the rosti tower with spinach and mushroom. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin sauce. Have a pumpkin sauce available should you wish to add more to your plate.

Healthy Well-being for the Whole Family

Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. Being able to provide nutritious, home-cooked morning meals for the whole family ensures a better day ahead.

As parents, we look for ways to make our meals at home not just delicious, but healthy, too. Veggies may not be appealing to some kids, but we should keep exposing them to nutritious dishes while they are still young. Through this, we can accomplish our goals for a healthier family in the years to come.