This post is from contributing writer Jen @ Forever, For Always, No Matter What
We all know breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, it’s what fuels us for a day of learning. Even though breakfast is important, I still like to keep things easy and healthy so we are ready to get a move on our day.
Here are some of our favorite go to ideas for breakfast:
Swiss Oats – So easy to throw together, assign one of the kids to do this the night before. Also simple to customize for what your family likes to eat.
Muffins – Muffins are easy to make ahead, freeze and pull out during the week. We have many favorites, but this time of year Pumpkin Cranberry is our go to flavor.
Granola – Granola is great on it’s own or make parfaits with yogurt and fresh fruit. So easy to prepare a large batch of granola and then use as needed through the week. Not to mention it’s more economical and healthier than boxed cereal. I have a bunch of yogurt parfait ideas on my breakfast Pinterest board. They are tasty and pretty!
Smoothies – We have long been smoothie fans in our house. We drink them every morning. Again, lots of ways to make different variations for different family members without taking a lot of time. I keep on the look out for over ripe fruit that is marked down at the grocer, it’s a good way to keep smoothies economical. Don’t forget to add some greens!
Oatmeal – Not only do we love Swiss Oates and Granola, but we love plain old oatmeal. We eat it baked, in the crock pot or on the stove top. We even like to eat oatmeal in our pancakes! Granted, pancakes take a bit longer to prepare but if you make them on the weekends make extra and freeze for using during the week.
Leftovers – Don’t be afraid to eat leftovers for breakfast! If it’s healthy and filling it really doesn’t matter what time it is? Plus, leftovers are usually super easy for the kids to pull out of the fridge and eat.
What are your favorite go to breakfast ideas?
Jen blogs at Forever, For Always, No Matter What. She has one amazing husband and six eclectic kids. Stop in for a visit as she blogs about their Catholic faith, homeschooling and adoption, all while trying to fit in exercise and healthy eating. Jen can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and Pinterest.
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