Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And with kids going back to school, it’s important that they give their brain the proper fuel it needs when they get back to the classroom. Eating in the morning helps kick start your metabolism and keeps your body running efficiently. Starting the morning off with a healthy, nutritious breakfast is very important for adults too. Today, I will be sharing some healthy breakfast ideas. Want to know the added bonus? They’re quick and so easy that the kids can do it on their own!
Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts
Oatmeal is so quick and so easy. Whether you make it on the stove or in the microwave, it packs a huge punch. Make sure you’re using steel cut oats. Mix in some fresh fruit and nuts, such as almonds. Want to make it even easier? Try overnight oats. Put a cup of oats in a mason jar with some milk and let them sit in the fridge over night. The oats will be light and fluffy in the morning. They can be eaten cold or warm. This will allow you to hit snooze a few extra times in the morning.
Peanut Butter Toast
Kids love peanut butter. Pop a piece of bread in the toaster, spread on peanut butter, then sprinkle some cinnamon and chia seeds. Chia seeds are full of fiber to help keep you full, and the cinnamon adds an extra kick of flavor. You can even cut up a banana and put it on top or have it on the side. It’s so easy the kids can do it totally on their own!
Smoothies aren’t always healthy and can pack a ton of calories if you’re not careful. But if you use the right ingredients, they are a great option for busy mornings. Make sure you use Greek yogurt and lots of fruit and ice cubes. Greek yogurt is full of protein to help keep you full. You can add chia seeds or ground flax seed for extra fiber. What’s even better? You can drink it in the car on the way to school or work! Check out my Instagram page throughout this whole month. I will be sharing healthy smoothie recipes for you to enjoy.
Frittata or Quiche
Does anyone actually know the difference between a frittata and quiche? Because I sure as heck don’t. But both are excellent options for a healthy breakfast. You can use a variety of different veggies and some high quality cheese. The best part? You can make them ahead of time. Sure, omelets are delicious, but that means you’d have to wake up even earlier. Add a side of fruit or turkey bacon and you’re good to go.
Healthy pancakes? Enough said. Before the school year starts head to the local health food store and pick up some Kodiak Cakes. Kodiak Cakes are whole-wheat flour mixture that are packed with protein. To up the protein content and ward off hunger even longer, add one egg and a cup of milk. Wisk the ingredients together, throw them on the burner, and you’ve got delicious, fluffy pancakes. Top with some fresh maple syrup and some cut up strawberries. Yum!
Avocado toast is one of my favorite breakfast time meals — by itself or with something on the side. Top it with a runny egg and you have me hooked. It has the right amount of healthy fats, protein, and carbs to fuel your day!
Don’t forget to hydrate. You should always start your morning with at least one big glass of water. Your body dehydrates as you sleep and water helps to get your digestion going in the morning. Try adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to your water for an additional fat burning push. Coffee and green tea are also good options but make sure they don’t take the place of water. And keep the sugar and creamer limited.
With all of these delicious, healthy options your kids — and your partner — will stop reaching for that box of cereal that’s full of sugar an opt for a healthy breakfast instead.
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