We all know how easy it is to throw a pop tart in the toaster or pour a bowl of a high sugar/high calorie carb-filled cereal in the mornings BUT what if there was healthy breakfast options that were just as easy but a million times healthier?! I see it all the time with my pediatric clients. Mom and dad are doing the best they can in the morning to just throw something together for breakfast and get out the door on time. This usually results in our kids going to school pumped up on sugar and carbohydrates with VERY little nutrient content and we expect them to stay interested, engaged and well behaved at school! What almost always happens is thanks to the high sugar, low protein/low fiber breakfast, by the time lunch rolls around these kids are starving!!! So what do they end up reach for?! More of the same low nutrient foods served at our school cafes (sad, sad)! This cycle of kids trying to fill up on low nutrient foods doesn't stop here because after school snacks and dinner can look much of same! It's time to make a promise that this year is going to be different! Our kids need the right nutrition to perform at the high levels society demands these days not only in the classroom but in extra curricular activities as well (is anyone else glued to the olympics every night?!)
The good news is you don't have to be a professional chef with a ton of time on your hands to make this happen! There are soooo many wonderful food products on the market now that allows us to save time in the kitchen while not sacrificing nutrient needs! One of my favorites (that I shared on Monday's post) is Naturally More's nut butters! I love their products for so many reasons (and wouldn't share their products with you if I didn't) but one of the main reasons is they are packed with extra protein, flaxseed, omega 3's, probiotics! This nut butter checks so many boxes for busy families and not to mention it is also organic! Okay so now here are some SUPER SIMPLE recipes for these amazing nut butters that are great for breakfast or even afternoon snacks!
Starting from the top left: I used Van's gluten-free waffles (found in the frozen food section at Whole Food's and Central Market) Naturally More's crunchy peanut butter topped with mini chocolate chips and shredded unsweetened coconut. This would be a great option if your child has a sweet tooth and loves to go for the packaged sweets for an afternoon snack.
Top Right: Ezekiel bread (gluten-free or whole wheat- found in the frozen section at Whole Food's or Central Market) with Naturally More's crunchy peanut butter, sliced strawberries, spectrum's coco coconut ground flaxseed, and cinnamon! Perfect for a grab and go breakfast options that takes under 5 minutes to prep!
Bottom Right: Van's gluten free waffles again, with Naturally More's crunchy peanut butter, sliced banana, and spectrum's coco coconut flaxseed ground.
Bottom Left: Ezekiel bread again, with Naturally More's crunchy peanut butter, The Blonde Pantry raspberry chiaseed jam (or any chiaseed jam) and berries on top!
What is really cool about these easy breakfast options is I reused some of the same ingredients like the waffles, Ezekiel bread, and the crunchy peanut butter! You could easily get even more creative and switch things up to fit your child's personal preferences, these options are even great for parents who have multiple kids that all like different toppings! If you follow me on instagram and see the insta-stories now, you have probably seen that I eat the Van's waffles, with Naturally More crunchy peanut butter and bananas QUITE frequently for an easy meal so these aren't only for kids either....
What do you think about these easy breakfast options? Which one sounds the best to you?
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