Did you know that kids who eat breakfast can score 25% higher on tests?
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, finding the time to prepare and eat a nutritious meal is hard when there are so many other things that need to get done in the morning.
If you're a busy mom, quick and tasty recipes are a must-have. Keep reading for 5 simple breakfast ideas that are sure to please your entire family.
1. Homemade Granola Bars
No one can deny the convenience of grab-and-go granola bars. However, store-bought varieties often contain loads of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, salt, and preservatives. The good news is that there are plenty of simple breakfast recipes that allow you to create healthy granola bars in under 30 minutes.
This recipe uses mindful ingredients like oats, coconut oil, and applesauce. The best part about granola is that you can feel free to customize other recipes by adding your favorite foods like seeds, nut butter, and fruit. Even a little Kale Powder to sneak in some greens! (They'll never know!)
2. Frittata Cups
What's great about frittata cups is that you can load them up with veggies and your kids will never notice. If you make a big batch, you can even freeze them and pull them out as needed. Once they're heated up again, they'll taste fresh and hearty.
This recipe is filled with nutritious goodies like bell peppers, spinach, and mushrooms. The fun part here is you can chop up and add anything you want so they are easily adapted for picky eaters or cleaning out the fridge!
3. Homemade Pop-Tarts
The best breakfast for moms with picky eaters is pop-tarts. Traditional pop-tarts are loaded with 400 calories thanks to all of the sugar and fat. Although they're convenient, they're a terrible choice for kids and adults alike.
This recipe keeps things simple by using pre-made dough. Since they're loaded with blueberries and low in refined sugars, this breakfast is a tasty treat that's full of antioxidants and healthier than the prepackages versions!
4. English Muffin Sandwiches
There's nothing more comforting than a hearty, warm breakfast sandwich. However, if you make yours with cheese, bacon, and sausage, you end up feeling sluggish from all of the saturated fat and calories.
The best way to start your day is by making a healthy English muffin sandwich with egg whites, vegetables, and whole-wheat bread. This recipe skips all of the unhealthy ingredients so you're left with a balanced meal packed with protein and fiber.
If you're looking for a simple breakfast, you can't go wrong with smoothies. When you keep frozen fruits and vegetables on hand, all you have to do is dump a few ingredients into a blender with a liquid of your choice and breakfast is ready in under a minute. You can even freeze smoothies into popsicles for a fun on-the-go treat.
There are plenty of ways you can make traditional smoothies even healthier. Superfood powders, nut butter, and chia seeds are a few ingredients that make awesome additions to any smoothie recipe.
Want More Simple Breakfast Ideas with Healthy Ingredients?
With these 5 simple breakfast ideas, you'll be able to fuel your whole family for the entire week.
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