Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fun Breakfast Ideas for the Whole Family

Believe it or not, there is more to breakfast than cereal! Here are just a few fun and balanced breakfast ideas your kids will love!

1. Whole grain waffles: Make some home made whole grain waffles, wrap them individually in freezer bags, and store them in the freezer for the week! When you are ready to eat them, Stick 1 in the toaster, jazz it up with some berries, and top it off with some low fat vanilla yogurt (Greek is my favorite and loaded with protein!). Check out this yummy whole grain waffle recipe at

2. Power up with oatmeal: Does your oatmeal taste like cardboard? Well it doesn't have to! There are endless possibilities- change it up with a tsp of honey or peanut butter, or a dollop of greek yogurt, handful of walnuts or almonds, dried fruit, bananas, chopped apples. I never get bored with oatmeal!

3. Egg white breakfast sandwich/burrito: This is one of my favorites!
Take 1 egg white OR 3 tbsp all natural eggs whites (found at local grocery store). Grease a ramekin or custard cup with non-stick cooking spray. Poor in egg whites. Cook on high in microwave for 1 minute-times may very depending on microwave. Cut a whole grain english muffin in half and toast. Place cooked egg whites and 1 slice of low fat cheddar cheese. Pair it up with a 1/2 cup or small piece of fruit and some low fat yogurt-YUM! And if you hit snooze one too many times, wrap in foil and brown bag it up with some low fat yogurt and 1/2 a banana. Change it up with a whole grain tortilla wrap and some salsa to make a breakfast burrito!

4. Smoothies: My nephews and I love making smoothies together! Smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and a great start to the day!! Give your blender some love!
Try this recipe:

Makes 2 servings.

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup low-fat milk OR 1 cup low fat plain greek yogurt
2 tsp honey OR agave nectar
2 cups ice
Mix in blender and ENJOY!
You can also use frozen fruit or seasonal fruit to save money!