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Top 7 Energizing Breakfasts For the School Day

August 26, 2014

Prepare Your Kids for Success

The school year is starting, and it can be rough on kids, and parents, to adjust to earlier mornings and new schedules. A healthy breakfast can start the day off strong for the entire family and help you all adjust to a new routine.

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An ideal breakfast combines carbohydrates, fiber and protein to help you feel satisfied and keep you powered through until lunchtime. Don’t forget about healthy breakfast ingredients when you input your order for Minnesota groceries!

Here are my Top 7 energizing breakfasts for the school day.

  1. Steel-cut oatmeal

Steel-cut oats have more fiber than rolled or instant varieties. Add some sliced fruit, a little honey, and sprinkle with almonds or pecans for protein.

  1. Greek yogurt

Slice up a banana, add a dollop of Greek yogurt to give you calcium and protein and sprinkle with granola for crunch.

  1. Fruit smoothie

This is my go-to breakfast when I know I’m short on time and I or my kids have to eat in the car. My recipe, which serves 2-3 people and can be adjusted per what you have on hand, is:

1 banana, 1 cup ice, 1 cup fruit (either a frozen berry blend or whatever you have in the fridge) a few slices of frozen or fresh peaches, a handful of kale, a spoonful of flaxseed, a sprinkle of Chia seeds and 1 cup orange juice. Blend until smooth. Add extra orange juice until your smoothie is the right consistency for drinking (you can’t use a spoon while driving). Pour into a covered cup and make sure the lid is on tight!

  1. Hard boiled eggs and melon

Boil eggs on the weekend and cut up watermelon or cantaloupe for a quick, easy breakfast. This combo provides plenty of protein thanks to the eggs while the watermelon gives antioxidants and helps you stay hydrated.

 

  1. Whole grain cereal with skim milk

Be sure to choose a breakfast cereal that is high in fiber and low in sugar with skim milk. You can add some berries for an extra vitamin boost.

 

  1. Whole wheat toast with almond butter or avocado

When you’re ordering your Minnesota groceries, choose whole wheat or whole grain bread for healthy fiber and nutrients. Top it with almond butter for protein or avocado for healthy fats.

 

  1. Scrambled eggs with veggies.

I like to make this breakfast ahead of time on Sunday and refrigerate it for a healthy, quickly reheated breakfast on Monday or Tuesday morning. I scramble eggs; sauté kale, onions and mushrooms; sprinkle it with a little shredded cheddar and it’s ready for the weekday morning.

Whether you’re heading to the office or the classroom, starting your family off with a healthy breakfast will keep you all energized and ready for the day ahead. That way you can learn, grow and be set up for success!

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