Breakfast is one of the most important meals, especially for kids. Unfortunately we increasingly find ourselves running out of time, whether being late for school or day care, and just grab meals on the fly.
However, you can prevent this by choosing quick healthy meals loaded with vitamins and protein to start their day.
Here are six great morning breakfast ideas…
1. Avocado toast with eggs
Spread avocado on toast and for protein furnish it with an egg. Avocados are rich in Omega’s and loaded with nutrients.
2. Fruit smoothie
I always add a little spinach or kale to my kids’ smoothies with strawberries and banana. Smoothies are a great way to get in additional fruit and vegetables to boost their energy and their immune system.
The best thing about smoothies is that you can get very creative with them. I have even gotten away with adding pulverized bone broth powder such as Great Lakes collagen to my kids’ smoothies.
A quick and simple way of preparing oatmeal is by using a slow cooker and preparing overnight. The idea is to prepare breakfast while the family is sleeping. You can add some honey (for probiotics) and cinnamon. It’s also a great way to get in fiber and minerals for breakfast.
4. Yogurt parfait
Try choosing yogurts that are high in live bacteria and low in sugar. In general try picking items that have 7 grams or lower in sugar. Adding berries and granola is a great way to give your kids extra antioxidants and fiber. Probiotic yogurts are a great to boost gut health.
5. Apple with almond butter or sunflower seed butter
Simply use the apple slices instead of bread and dip in almond butter and granola mixture. If you are in a hurry you can always spread the almond butter on the apple slices. This is a great way to get in healthy fats that are important for memory, brain development and alertness as well as loading the body with healthy protein.
6. Protein balls
Protein balls are a great way to get in fiber and protein. There are many great recipes out there.
I make mine with banana flour. I use 3 Tbsp. of my children’s favorite nut butter, 3 Tbsp. of cold pressed coconut oil, 3 tbsp. of honey, 3 tbsp. of banana flour. Mix all ingredients make into little balls and freeze them for 10 minutes. You can always add chocolate chips or granola to them.
Breakfast can be simple, nutritious and quick. It’s important to prepare in advance, ideally the night before.