For most parents mornings are the busiest time of the day. Not only are we trying to get ourselves together but the kids too, which can become very challenging at times. I am so very lucky to work from home, so we have the flexibility to stay in my PJ’s most mornings (or all day) but that doesn’t mean I have the flexibility to serve breakfast whenever I chose. School starts the same time everyday so we are on a tight schedule which means I need to get my act together if I want my boys to have a healthy breakfast everyday.y start like this…. get dressed, make your bed, brush your hair and teeth, gather your school things and that list could go on and on. Mainly saying the same 5 or 6 things OVER AND OVER again.
To make my life easier, I try to organize everything the night before but there is ALWAYS something I forgot to do or dishes in the sink from last night or clothes that I need to stuff away before leaving the house. Then I am wondering what can I give the kids for breakfast that is quick and easy but healthy too.
Our breakfast selections consists of a few things: homemade pancakes, I make a HUGE batch and freeze the rest so I can take them out when they want one and not have to go through the whole process of making them again.
French Toast, this is another one that I freeze and I use Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread which has 5g of protein and 4g of fiber in each piece of bread.
Oatmeal, this is another one that I can pack a bunch of stuff into. When my boys eat Oatmeal they will have about 20 wild blueberries, 1/2 banana and flax seed in each bowl. There are times that cereal is on the menu. I make sure that the cereal I choose is non-gmo certified and with 7 or less grams of sugar.
This is a breakfast that I like to serve when mornings are really rushed. It’s easy, I know they are eating something healthy and they love it. You can still feel good about what you are giving them, just remember when picking packaged items that you look at the labels and chose products that are non-gmo and low in sugar. You want to pack their bodies with more fiber and protein than sugar.
Slacker’s Breakfast with a Healthy Twist
1/2 cup of any non-gmo cereal with 7 grams of sugar or less
1/2 cup of your favorite granola
1 teaspoon of Flax Seed Meal
1/2 sliced banana
2 large strawberries sliced
1 piece of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Bread, toasted and topped with Peanut Butter and Honey
**Use organic, raw or almond milk