Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
We know that, right?
Unfortunately, many of us neglect breakfast – especially us busy moms of littles! But there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that your body and mind will suffer unless you have a healthy breakfast each morning.
The average person spends six to eight hours sleeping. MOM IS NOT THE AVERAGE PERSON. 😉 We get maybe 4-5 hours of sleep – if we’re lucky! After that time, our bodies need fuel to keep going. Without a solid plan, breakfast at home can amount to cereal everyday! Or maybe the occasional Eggo Waffle.
If you need a healthier breakfast that is quick and simple to prepare, here are some suggestions.
1. Oatmeal –
Oatmeal is a great hot meal for the morning. I plan to increase our oatmeal intake to 3 times a week.
There are three different kinds of oatmeal on the market – STEEL CUT, OLD-FASHIONED, and INSTANT. Steel-cut is the most nutritious, but it can take longer to cook and prepare. However, if you want the fiber, nutrients and health benefits, steel-cut is your best option. You can find some recipes on my Pinterest Breakfast Board.
And if you think Oatmeal is boring and tastes bland, you have got to check THIS out.
2. Fruit smoothies –
These are good any morning but particularly on a hot day. You’ll have to blend the ingredients together in the morning, but the prep work can be done at night. Cube your fruit and place it into a container. Instead of frozen yogurt in the morning, use a cup of plain yogurt. Add ice cubes, a little water and blend. Super Healthy Kids has more than 200 smoothie ideas!
3. Muffin Tin Egg Cups/Frittatas –
Whisk your eggs, pour them 2/3 full in a 12-cup muffin tin, add leftover chopped veggies, shredded cheese, shredded ham or bacon and pop them in the oven. Easy peasy!
Here’s a more detailed recipe for you on the Incredible Edible Egg site.
4. Yogurt with granola and fruit –
Some people like to eat yogurt. But, yogurt by itself won’t keep you from being hungry. Add some granola and a few blueberries to the mix. This makes a great breakfast idea for those mornings when you are running late to work or the kids woke up late for school. Keep small bags of granola and blueberries in the fridge next to the yogurt so you can grab them and run.
How about you? Are you fighting a breakfast battle?