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Feeling stuck in a breakfast rut? Don’t want to wait until school starts to get yourself and your family started on a healthy morning eating routine? Tired of the same old boring thing you have been eating for breakfast for years? The banana and coffee while you do your hair and make up just not hitting the spot anymore? In this week’s newsletter I wanted to share my favorite creative Breakfast ideas that are both low in sugar, full of nutrients, complex carbohydrates and protein! We all know that cereal and milk is not the best way for the kids or YOU to start the day but what can you eat that is both healthy and easy? With a little prepping and an organized kitchen, you can whip up these 4 delicious breakfast meals in no time. Don't get me wrong, I am not making a new and fabulous breakfast every morning, we have our usual staples. But I love to get creative on the weekends and then pick one new idea that the kids love and implement into our routine. I hope that you find these helpful and delicious!
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Baked Apple and Greek Yogurt Parfait
Ingredients: 2 small apples (my kids love Gala apples) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons water 1/3 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut 1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
Preparation: Core the apples and cut them into small, bite-sized pieces. Place the chopped apples into a bowl and stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and water. Microwave for approximately 1 to 1 ½ minutes until the apple is tender. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool.
In a bowl, mix together the oats, shredded coconut and melted coconut oil. In a clean mason jar, place a layer of oats and on top of that, layer the stewed apples and yogurt. Repeat until the jar is almost completely filled (leave approximately 1/2 an inch from the top.) Sprinkle with chopped pecans. This can be stored in the fridge for up to three days.
PB& Banana Oatmeal
Simply make rolled oats (NOT instant oats or anything with added sugar) on the stove with water (1 cup oats to 2 cups water) by heating on medium for 10 minutes then changing it to the low setting for another 5 minutes. This makes it nice and creamy and thick. Then add sliced banana, cinnamon, 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter depending on the size and calorie needs of whoever is eating it and mix it up! My kids love to add raisins or goji berries to it as well.
Mini Egg Cups
Mini Egg Cups can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven or microwave.They are a quick grab and go breakfast.
Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 12 large eggs Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste optional) 1 (10oz) bag baby spinach chopped 1 medium red bell pepper chopped 2 green onions chopped
Preparation: 1. Heat oven to 375° F. 2. Lightly coat a regular twelve-cup muffin tin with spray. Set aside. 3. Place eggs in a large bowl; whisk to blend. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 4. Add spinach, bell pepper, and green onions; mix well. 5. Evenly pour egg mixture into muffin cups. 6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cups comes out clean.
Chocolate Green Smoothie
Ice 1 banana 1 cup spinach Chocolate protein powder ( I use Shakeology or Daily Sunshine- contact me on how to get samples or learn about the July discount if interested)
Preparation: Simply add ½ cup ice to a blender, ½-1 banana(can be frozen or not), 1 cup of spinach, enough almond milk to cover your ingredients ¾ of the way and blend on high and then add a scoop of chocolate protein powder.
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Hi I'm Megan- wife, mother of two, certified holistic nutritionist, yoga and fitness instructor, online health and fitness coach and almond butter addict. I live in San Diego with my family and my passion is helping others create lasting, healthy lifestyle habits. If you do not already follow me on Instagram and Facebook please click on the icons below and follow me on my wellness journey for daily inspiration or fill out the contact form on my site!