You have probably heard the saying, “eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at dinner”. Breakfast is so very important at any age. It fuels your body and mind, as well as starting your metabolism for the day. Well, personal trainers and gurus of the wellness industry, I don’t have time for that! That’s all fine and great, but what if you are NOT an early riser, morning person, or find yourself in an AM rush? Well, I’ve got ya – these breakfasts are so easy, you won’t even have to wait for your coffee to kick in.
Shortcuts for sunnier mornings:
- Stock up on Granola Bars (homemade or carefully store bought) for those mornings you oversleep or someone has a tantrum
- Make a giant batch of breakfast burritos, wrap them up & put them in the fridge for a handy warm-up meal during the week
- I like fruit & yogurt, yogurt and granola, eggs cooked every which way, oatmeal, smoothies, and trail mix.
- Cereal is low in energy, high in sugar, and rarely lasts a child until lunch time, so I recommend avoiding cereal and saving it for a day you oversleep. This school year I banned cereal on school days, so we have cereal on Saturdays sometimes. It became a weekend treat. For a speedy cereal that has stay power, try oatmeal!
Chunky Monkey Parfait
In a parfait glass or iced tea stem, layer in low-fat vanilla yogurt, your favorite granola, sliced bananas, toasted walnuts, and mini dark chocolate chips, repeat once.
You can customize these for the picky eaters in the family
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin.
Fill muffin cups halfway with veggies, thawed chopped spinach, ham cubes, ground sausage, crisp bacon, or whatever you choose for filling.
Break 6 eggs into a bowl and add in 6 tablespoons milk. Beat until fluffy. Pour egg mixture over the filling in the tins. Be careful not to over fill. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set.
Ham & Cheese Roll-ups
Another Man invented recipe. I had just had our second child and requested sausage in a blanket one too many times. Pretty easy. Pretty processed, so we only have these every once in a while. Preheat oven to 375. Separate out triangles of canned crescent rolls (I’ve had good luck with Immaculate Baking Company’s version), layer on a slice of ham and pinch of shredded sharp cheddar. Bake 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Check out my Pinterest board of yummy smoothies, sure to pick up any morning.
Click Here for more fast & easy breakfast ideas. Also try making batches of pancakes or waffle sticks over the weekend – they freeze beautifully, and you can pop them in the oven or toaster for a quick treat during the week.
Grab a kid-friendly smoothie:
Gather & blend:
1/4 c yogurt
1/2 scoop protein powder
1 c milk (almond, coconut, or dairy)
3/4 cup organic frozen berry mix (black, blue & straw)
1 Tablespoon ground psyllium husks
1/2 Tablespoon flaxseed
2 cups cubed cantaloupe
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 scoop of ice
Other ones I’ve found, tried & would make again:
Banana Mango from Diethood