Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Mornings can be the busiest time of the day. You can see kids hurrying up as they catch their school bus, moms running to prepare for work after they prepare their kids for school, dads helping the moms and many more. This is the reason why breakfast is one meal that families always skip as they don’t have the luxury of time to prepare food for breakfast.
What nutritionists and experts say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so it is important that every family should have a healthy and satisfying meal during breakfast that will give them energy to last through the day.
Here are some family-friendly breakfast ideas that you can prepare in just a couple of minutes and that will give your family the nutrition that they need:
1. Breakfast smoothies.
We need to consume at least 3 to 5 different kinds of fruit per day to get the needed vitamins and minerals to make us healthy. This required daily consumption can be very hard to attain because who can have the time and the appetite to eat 5 different fruits in one day. But this can be easily achieved by drinking smoothies. Different fruits can be mix together using a blender to create a smoothie. Common fruits used to make smoothies include blueberries, strawberries, bananas and more. Other ingredients can be added also like milk, yogurt, nuts, peanut butter, etc for added flavor and texture to your smoothie. What is best with smoothie is this you can make large batches for the whole family and it can be put in thermos or cups that can be taken on the go.
2. French toast.
This is an all-time favorite for kids and adults alike. This can be easily prepared by whisking in egg, milk, sugar, and salt in a bowl and then soaking the bread in the mixture before cooking it. To add flavor to the toast, drizzle it with syrup or honey.
3. Fruit and Nut Sandwiches.
Sandwiches is another easy to prepare and healthy breakfast for busy families. They can even be prepared the night before and each member of the family can even bring it with them to work or in school. Sandwich flavor that are rich in protein, fiber and carbohydrates include peanut butter and banana sandwich, cashew butter and pear wrap, and even just whole wheat toast and peanut butter.
4. Oatmeal with dried fruits and nuts.
Oatmeal is not only rich in fiber but it is very easy to prepare too as it can be cooked in just a matter of minutes. There is even no-cook oatmeal that is available in the market today. To give the dish more nutrients and flavor, dried or fresh fruit and walnuts can be added.
5. Scramble eggs.
Another classic breakfast dish that is very simple to make is scrambled eggs. Just fry beaten eggs in a non-stick pan and to make it a little interesting sprinkle chopped vegetables like bell pepper, tomatoes, onions and lean meat like bacon and turkey.
Being busy doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy breakfast. Try the different meal ideas listed above so you get to serve healthy and easy to prepare dishes to give your family a healthy start for their day.
Author’s byline: Abie is a freelance blogger and she loves to write articles relating to food and health. Her current work is for the site wineglassrackinfo.com, where you can get reviews about the different wine racks.
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