Mornings are chaotic. Sure, you can make lunches or lay out clothes the night before, but a shoe inevitably gets lost or someone hits snooze one too many times. While there are loads of things you can’t control, pulling together a healthy grab-and-go breakfast is one thing you can. Your kids may prefer Pop-Tarts, but here are six yummy breakfast ideas you can all feel good about.
- Apple sammies. Turn an apple on its side and slice into thin pieces. Slather one side with peanut or almond butter, add some crunchy granola, and top with a second apple slice.
- Overnight oats. No-cook oat recipes have been having a nice, long moment – for their taste and simplicity (they’re ready after soaking in the fridge for just two hours!). For a base-line recipe, we like to take a small mason jar (with a lid) and add 1/3 cup old fashioned oats, 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup milk of your choice, and chia seeds if you prefer. Stir, lid, and place in the fridge. When it’s ready, feel free to jazz it up with whatever you like – fresh or frozen berries, bananas, vanilla extract, nuts, shredded coconut, chia seeds, nut butter, honey, jam, chocolate chips, you name it.
- Egg muffins. Instead of standing by the stove while your eggs cook, try putting them in the oven. Heat your oven to 350 degrees, spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, and crack your eggs into the tin – one egg per mold – then bake for about 17 minutes. You can simply season them with salt and pepper or whip them and add ingredients like cheese or veggies to make mini frittatas.
- Smoothies. We like to think of smoothies as the frozen dessert of breakfasts – that you can pack with protein! They’re extremely versatile, because they can be adjusted to fit any dietary restriction – with nut butters, milk substitutes, or even vegan powders. Here’s a chocolatey recipe we can’t wait to try.
- Chia pudding. Did you know that chia seeds puff up when they’re soaked in water? Their unique texture makes them the healthier cousin of the tapioca bead. And like overnight oats, you can simply mix them up, and the fridge does the work! Here’s a great vanilla-almond recipe to get you started.
- Avocado toast. (Do we really need to say more?) Toast the bread of your choice, top with a thin layer of feta, ricotta, or butter, and layer on avocado slices or mash. You can sprinkle on salt, pepper, or any other seasoning you love.