August 25, 2015
It’s back to school and everyone is talking about school lunch. I get it: packing a lunchbox day after day can feel like a seriously thankless chore. For me, though, figuring out quick, healthy breakfasts for busy school day mornings is the big challenge. After an enthusiastic start, I inevitably find it hard to sustain a morning routine of anything more than smoothies and a bowl of cereal. Not very inspired, which is why, this school year, I want to help you—and myself!—by collecting quick, healthy breakfast recipes that we can rely on all year long in one place.
Look no further.
My Top 5 Quick, Healthy Breakfast Recipes are definitely the place to start. The recipes in this video are my go-to lifesavers. They are easy, my kids like them, and they have sustained the test of time. You can’t ask for more.
Oh wait: Yes you can! And they are delicious, too.
These 5 recipes will be the foundation of your busy weekday morning routine, but there’s more.
Remember last year when I had to reign in my boys’ cereal problem? Here’s the morning breakfast plan that helped me regain control of our morning meal. It worked like a charm and still is. If your kids beg for cereal every morning or you’ve somehow defaulted to that (it happens), you have to check this out. Plus, there’s a recipe for Cardamom Apple Pecan Muffins.
Once I took control of breakfast, I needed a kick ass breakfast meal plan that I could execute brainlessly. Because that’s how I am in the morning, especially before I’ve had coffee: totally brainless. This is a two-week breakfast plan, complete with recipes, plus additional ideas for both quick and make-ahead morning recipes that will fuel your family for busy weekdays. And, then, there’s a recipe for One Bowl Whole Grain Breakfast Pear Muffins. Yup, now I see you going.
Breakfast recipes are great—important, even!—but, lets be honest, sometimes you just need to pour a bowl of cereal or grab something store-bought. It’s not as bad as it sounds with more and more brands offering healthy supermarket options—you just need to know how to find them. Last year I spoke with a nutritionist who helped put together advice on how to choose healthy breakfast foods at the store.
Hopefully, all these tips, recipes, and ideas will get you off to a good start on good starts. Here we go!