Guest posting for me today is Melissa of Multi-Tasking Mama! Melissa’s topic is all about menu planning our breakfasts, something, to be honest, that has never occurred to me but certainly makes a lot of sense.
Welcome Melissa, thanks for hanging out here with us today!
Tired of rushing to give your kids (and don’t forget yourself) a nutritious breakfast in the morning? School will be back in session soon and with the end of summer comes the return of morning madness. Sometimes, a nutritious breakfast is the first sacrifice made for the sake of time. But, it shouldn’t be that way. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
One way to make sure that you get a healthy breakfast is to plan ahead. Many of us make menu plans for dinner but adding what you are going to have for breakfast is a good habit to have as well. Having breakfast on the menu will insure that the ingredients are there for a healthy, well balanced start to the day.
Here are some ideas for quick but tasty breakfast ideas:
~Buy vanilla flavored yogurt and add some fresh or frozen berries and granola or Grapenuts cereal. Parfait that the kids and grown-ups can enjoy!
~Make a whole grain waffle sandwich. My boys like toasted frozen waffles (I use the Kashi brand) with peanut butter and bananas and then they eat them like a sandwich.
~Smoothies are another favorite in our house. Fresh or frozen fruit in the blender with non fat yogurt or skim milk and drink. Yum, yum! ~Whole wheat english muffins with egg and melted cheese.
~ Stock up on whole grain cereal bars and fresh fruit. None of these take more than 5 minutes to make and send your family off with a good healthy start to the day! Anything to make the morning easier, right?
Happy Breakfast-making 🙂