But you still want your kids to eat a healthy, filling breakfast and send them to school with the fuel they need! But HOW?
Here are 3 QUICK and HEALTHY breakfasts for you to throw together in a jif that will leave them saying 'Thanks Mom! Can I have that again tomorrow?'
1.) Almond Butter Power Oats!
1/2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned or Quick Cooking Oats
1/2 scoop All Natural Protein Powder sweetened with Stevia (try Tera's Whey or RAW Protein)
1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 tsp Creamy Roasted Almond Butter (try Maranotha - its gooey and stirs easily!)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Not much to do! Just cover oats in water and cook in micro in BPA safe container 2 minutes. Stir in powder, milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon and almond butter - YUM!
2.) Fruit and Nut Waffle Crunch!
2 Whole Grain Waffles (try Kashi 7-Grain or Van's Gluten Free Whole Grain)
1/2 cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt
1 packet stevia and 1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup blueberries or any other berry
1 TBS chopped almonds
Easy as .....waffles! Toast the waffles and mix the yogurt in a bowl with stevia and berries. Top each waffle with yogurt mixture and sprinkle with chopped nuts! DEEELISH!
3.) Speedy Gonzalez Breakfast Burrito
1 Whole Wheat Tortilla or Wrap
1 egg and 3 egg whites (can use liquid for quick prep!)
2 TBS salsa
2 TBS 2% Lowfat Shredded Mexican Cheese
2 TBS black beans
Crack egg in microwave safe bowl and pour in liquid egg whites. Mix to blend and microwave 2 minutes until scrambled. Take out and stir.
Place egg mixture, salsa, black beans and cheese inside wrap - VIOLA!
You don't have to sacrifice health for your family when you are low on time! Just get creative in the kitchen and make them something they will LOVE! And that you will LOVE too!
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