Did you know that September is National Better Breakfast Month? Breakfast is a very important meal for you and your family; according to KidsHealth.org,
“A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. In general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day.”
Mornings can be hectic, especially now that the kids are back in school. That’s why we’ve put together these easy and healthy breakfast ideas for you. The best part? Most of them can be prepared the night before!
Shakes and smoothies. Break out your blender and pack it full of fruit, yogurt, milk, and anything else you’d like. Smoothies are a great way to sneak some vegetables into your child’s diet: adding a handful or two of spinach to a smoothie won’t alter the taste, but will provide nutritional benefits! You can find great smoothie ideas at this link.
Breakfast pizza. What kid wouldn’t be excited for breakfast if you told them they could have pizza? You can easily make breakfast pizza by using a pre-made pizza dough, or you can try this easy recipe found on Pinterest. Breakfast pizza is another easy way to sneak vegetables into your child’s diet: simply add them onto the pizza and sprinkle cheese over them so your child doesn’t notice! Breakfast pizza can also be made in advance and reheated in the morning.
Granola. This breakfast food is also a great option for a mid-day snack, so whip up a big batch of granola and you’ll be set! There are many easy recipes for granola, from peanut butter granola to maple granola, there’s a recipe that everyone will like. What’s your favorite granola recipe?
Try planning out breakfasts one week at a time. This way you’ll be able to pick up all your ingredients at the grocery store and even make some breakfasts in advance. The path to a healthier lifestyle starts with breakfast!