You’ve all heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. I totally agree!
Whether you eat breakfast at 8 am or Noon, the first thing you put into your body can make or break how your body functions.
That’s not to say I always follow the advice. I admit my kids do eat cold cereal, but I do try to have Healthy breakfasts ideas more often than not. 😉
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas, but first some tips…
Making Breakfast Healthy
Here are a few ideas to help you make your first meal healthy:
Plan a Menu: When you have already decided what to eat you don’t make last minute unhealthy hungry choices. You can also be sure to add all the needed ingredients to your shopping list. You can’t eat what you don’t have.
Keep it simple: Don’t feel like you have to make a fancy four course breakfast. You can offer a filling, balanced breakfast with just one or two dishes. If you really love a large breakfast, pick Saturday or Sunday morning to make something more fancy. You can even serve a larger breakfast for dinner.
Prep ahead of time: If you like serving cut fruit for breakfast, then prep enough to last for a few days. Many other recipes can be made ahead and stored in the fridge, freezer or on the counter. All you have to do is reheat if it’s even needed.
Sweeten it up
Sometimes healthy foods don’t go over well with the little ones, and even some grown ups, but adding the wrong types of sweetener can quickly turn a recipe from healthy to unhealthy. You might be tempted to add sugary syrup on top of your protein pancake or a tsp of white sugar to a smoothie, but here are a few healthy ways to sweeten a dish instead:
Coconut or Pure Maple Syrup
Unsweetened Dried Fruits
Sugar Substitute like Stevia
Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas
One of the easiest breakfasts you could make are smoothies.
All you have to do is throw ingredients in the blender and blend! Smoothies are great because you can control exactly what you put inside and how much. From produce to protein powder, you can create a healthy shake that tastes great.
Of course, smoothies aren’t the only easy healthy breakfast! I love making a batch of protein bites or healthy pancakes and keeping them in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfast throughout the week.
These Simple and tasty No Bake Energy Bites are filled with honey, flaxseed, chocolate chips, oats and peanut butter. They make a great snack or after-school treat and are the perfect treat to have on hand.
These Healthy Egg Muffins are super simple and delicious! Add cheese, meat and veggies to make these tasty breakfast muffins or customize them with your favorite ingredients. They’re not only great for breakfast but also for snacks and lunch!
A fresh and tasty easy Fruit Smoothie that takes minutes to make. It is filled with kiwi, banana, blueberries, strawberries and more!! This fruit smoothie has a little bit of…
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!