Kids Need a Healthy Breakfast
We’ve heard it for years. Altogether now: “Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day.” But often we don’t treat it that way. For growing kids who are heading off to school, and need to be mentally focused and physically nourished, giving them a healthy breakfast in a time crunch can be tough. So here at the Reed Team we’ve found a few recipes that are kid-friendly, healthy and easy to make. It’s the trifecta of breakfast recipes!
Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites
Do you have one of those apple coring contraptions that make slicing an apple into wedges a 5-second job? So worth it! Cut an apple into wedges, and take some peanut butter or nut butter and spread it around. Dip it into a small bowl of your favorite granola. Easy. Healthy. Fun!
Easy Egg Sandwich
Take a whole wheat English muffin, and get it toasting. Crack an egg (and a little bit of milk and salt & pepper if you like) into a microwave-safe bowl. Beat the egg, the put it in the ‘wave for 30-45 seconds on high. You might stop to stir it with a fork. By now the muffin is done, put a piece of cheese on the bottom slice, top it with the egg. If your kids like avocado or tomato, a slice of each will really set it off. Two minutes tops. Done. Yeahhhhhh.
Tropical Bran Muffins
We found a fun make-ahead recipe called Tropical Bran Muffins. They are muffins you make ahead that include bran, peaches, pineapple and coconut. Yummmm. Talk about easy! Pop one out of the frig and into the microwave for 15 seconds, pour a glass of milk and breakfast is served.
Berry & Yogurt Smoothie
Can’t beat a good smoothie, right? You know you have it: that plastic container of blueberries, blackberries and/or strawberries in your fridge and you don’t want to waste them. A good breakfast smoothie for the kiddos is a great way to give them healthy probiotics and protein in the yogurt, and superfood antioxidants from the berries. Plus, one added bonus. It just tastes good.
PB&J Waffle Sandwich
Yeah, we like this one…a lot. Take a whole grain waffle and toast it. When done, cut it in half and smear some nut butter of your choice. Then top the nut butter with your favorite jam and you’re good to go. Unless your kids like strawberries, then slice them up and decorate the top. Put the finished halves at an angle and your kids will think they are judges on the Food Network.