Are you one of those parents that just feel like they never get a good breakfast because they’re always rushed off their feet? You always make sure that kids are well-fed, surely you should afford yourself the same courtesy. Suggesting quick and balanced recipes, such as overnight oats loaded with fiber and antioxidants, or smoothie bowls packed with vitamins, the guide promotes planning and preparation to streamline breakfast routines. It encourages utilizing make-ahead options, like batch-cooked egg muffins or whole-grain muffins with hidden veggies, to ensure a seamless morning experience.
These recipes are as delicious as they are convenient. You can cook in the morning when you get a moment or batch cook in advance so it’s ready for another day.
Super Nutritious Rolled Oats Cereal
If you’re looking for one of the healthiest cereals available then oatmeal is going to be near the top. The best varieties are organic, non-GMO, and some will include sprouted grains that have more nutritional value and are easier to digest. Oats have a nice bit of versatility in that you can prepare them warm in the morning or you could prepare them the evening before by making overnight oats.
Oats are really high in fiber, include a healthy dose of protein and are the least processed cereal that’s also sugar-free. The beauty of oats is that they’re also incredibly filling, which helps keep the snacks at bay until lunchtime.
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Just oats! Some brands will include sprouted varieties. Most cereals are rolled.
Why You Will Love These
They’re completely sugar-free, gluten-free, and many are non-GMO. They’re high in both protein and fiber, plus you know it’s completely natural ingredients seeing as there’s only 1 ingredient at all! The only downside is that you’ll need to spend some time preparing them, and if you want the best quality they can be expensive.
Delicious & Freezable Mini Breakfast Pizzas
Pizza for breakfast, you can’t really go wrong there, can you? And what’s better than pizza for breakfast? Breakfast pizzas that are delicious and convenient thanks to the fact they can be prepared in advance, frozen, and prepared quickly when needed.
There is, of course, some prep work in advance but these breakfast pizzas can be batch cooked then frozen. When you’re ready to eat them you can reheat them quickly using a toaster oven or even a normal oven at around 350° Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
Toppings such as:
• Breakfast sausage
• Scrambled Eggs
• Pizza Sauce
- Prepare your toppings, and make sure to cook any ingredients that require cooking (such as sausage).
- Slice your English muffins in half.
- Top with the toppings as you would a normal pizza. Sauce, cheese, toppings.
- Bake them for around 10 minutes or until bubbling.
- Top with scrambled egg and scallions.
If you’re the kind of person that likes to have a freezer full of goodies, ready to be eaten when required, then this is a great recipe. Simply wrap each one individually in plastic wrap, then place them into a larger container. They’ll keep for around 3 months. Defrosting works best in the microwave using the defrost setting or around 40% power.
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Pancakes are a classic breakfast staple, but not always the healthiest of breakfast choices. These protein pancakes pack a wonderful, filling punch and can be topped with any toppings you like. They’re also incredibly easy to create with only 4 simple steps, which makes them quick to prepare and even quicker to cook.
A great deal of the health benefits comes down to the toppings. If you’re going to smother the pancakes in chocolate sauce, berries, and cream, then the health benefits will be lost, but if you opt for a healthy combination of some fruit and low-fat yogurt then you’ll be happily enjoying a healthy breakfast.
These ingredients will make 8 servings of 2 pancakes, you can easily halve the recipe for lower volume.
- Butter or non-flavored oil or coconut oil – enough to keep the pan slick.
- 3 cups of your choice of whey protein powder – vanilla keeps flavor impact minimal.
- 8 egg whites
- 4 mashed bananas
- 1 tsp of baking powder
The steps for this recipe really couldn’t be much easier, the most rushed, time-poor cooks will still be able to whip these up quickly.
- Mash your bananas so they’re relatively smooth.
- Mix all of the other ingredients in together with the banana.
- Dollop around a ladle full of batter into a hot pan (if you’re not sure it’s hot enough test with a small amount first).
- Aim to cook 4 pancakes at a time, flipping in order once you see the edges lifting from the pan and the bottoms starting to brown.
- Serve with a topping of your choice.
You can always cook these in batches and then freeze them. They’ll then be ready whenever you need them. Freeze them individually where possible, as they’ll be difficult to separate once frozen. Reheat in the microwave, air fryer, or toaster!
Healthy Spinach Feta Wrap
Spinach wraps might not initially sound that appealing, but add in the tang of feta and now you’re talking. Starbucks made this particular wrap famous, and this version you can make at home isn’t too far from that version.
You’ll be making the wraps but also the sundried tomato cream cheese spread too.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup of egg whites
- Seasoning of choice
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- ⅓ cup feta cheese, crumble this using your fingers
- ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes – slice these finely
- 5 whole wheat wraps
- ½ cup softened cream cheese
- 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes finely chopped
- Seasoning of choice
- Wilt your spinach using a little cooking spray or oil, in a skillet with medium-high heat. Once wilted and reduced, remove from heat.
- Melt some butter in the same pan and add the egg whites, cook for it to form an omelet. Fold this omelet into thirds and cook until set. Once cooked, remove from the pan and cut into 5 pieces.
- Melt the cream cheese in the microwave, add the finely chopped sundried tomatoes, and season to make the spread.
- Cover the wraps in the spread, top with spinach, the omelet, and finally top with feta and more sundried tomatoes.
- Fold the wrap and toast if you want to.
Freeze each wrap individually if you want to store them for a longer period (up to 3 months). Once you’re ready to eat them, reheat them in the oven or microwave.
These breakfast ideas are perfect for the busiest of parents, tight on time but still keen for a nutritious and filling meal. Rustle these up quickly in the morning, or prepare during a quiet moment in advance so that you can reheat them at your leisure.
- Batch cooking and then freezing can be a great time saver on those busiest mornings.
- Many of these healthy options can be made equally as unhealthy with the wrong choice of toppings.