You’ve had all summer to wake up late, take your time and eat anything you wanted at a snails’ pace. But the harsh reality is that the summer is over and its time to set that alarm before the sun is even shining and jump back into that rat race they call “school”. But you can’t go on an empty stomach – after all, you know the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”
Here are a few quick and easy (and healthy) breakfast ideas to get your motor running and have you off to a great start every day!
Grab a little ham, a slice of cheese, and a fried egg to create a breakfast masterpiece! Breakfast sandwiches are not only simple to make, but good for you and filling. Try out different combinations from turkey and swiss to sausage, onions and mushrooms. The amazing little breakfast masterpieces are catching on in restaurants now too!
Not Your Mama’s Oatmeal!
It’s oatmeal with a few new twists – add delicious and healthy extras to bump up plain old oatmeal for better flavor and to help you stay full longer. Dried fruits (cherries, cranberries, raisins, pineapple) nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) brown sugar, maple syrup, chocolate chips – get creative, the list is literally endless! Combine your favorites to yogurt if you don’t like oatmeal or just don’t have time to cook.
Who doesn’t love a smoothie? Mix yogurt, a little ice, some orange juice and fruits and veggies of your choice (bananas, blueberries and spinach are my fav!) to get your daily vitamins and fresh fruits and veggies all at once. So good and good for you, smoothies are easy and quick to make and take with you to school.
Homemade Breakfast Cookies
Use your weekend wisely – bake cookies! Start with a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, add dried fruits and nuts and you have a healthy breakfast, all week long! Warning, these are soooo addictive, that your friends may catch on and raid your kitchen.
Yep, you just add water, shake and bake or cook in the microwave for one minute – pancakes are a favorite and easier than ever to make before school. Not the healthiest option, but definitely delicious!
Granola bars that are high in protein paired with healthy fruit drinks are great for the late morning. So much better than the sugary doughnuts and soda, these super fast options will keep you full and fueled until lunch. Make sure you choose granola bars that are high in fiber and protein for a better fill!