Thursday, August 4, 2011

Easy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas for Busy Families

With school right around the corner again, it is a great idea to start practicing crazy morning routines. We hope that breakfast is on the agenda because it has been said to be the most important meal of the day; especially for little ones who are constantly growing and learning!
*Here are a few quick breakfast ideas to keep your mornings moving smoothly while also keeping your family properly fueled for their day. 

 1. Fruit Smoothie
*blend the following together:
            • 1 banana 
            • 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen fruit (any kind of berries work great!) 
            • 2 large spoon fulls of plain or flavored yogurt
            • 1 Tbs. honey (for flavor)
These are wonderful for breakfast because you can experiment with so many different flavors and choices! To make things even easier, blend these in advance and put them in the freezer until you are ready for them.

2. Breakfast Pizza
  •  1 whole wheat english muffin 
  • 1 large slice of tomato 
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 small slice of green bell pepper cut into small bite size pieces 
  • 1 piece of ham or whatever lunch meat you have
*Place the tomato slice, green bell pepper pieces, mozzarella cheese and slice of ham on half of the english muffin. Then plop them face up onto a cookie tray and broil in the oven until cheese melts. You can substitute any of the ingredients for things your family will like.
3. Yogurt with Fruit or Granola
*Although tart, plain yogurt contains more protein, potassium, calcium, zinc, and vitamins B-6 and B-12 than sweetened yogurt. In order to flavor things up a bit just add some of your favorite fruit or healthy granola (just make sure whatever you choose to add in is low in sugar!). 


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