The lazy days of summer are almost over. Soon kids will be rushing out the door to school and they will need a quick, healthy breakfast. Parents need a healthy breakfast too. Just because you do not have much time does not mean you should skip the most important meal of the day. Here are some quick breakfast ideas for busy mornings.
In the South, tortillas are not just for dinner. Breakfast burritos are catching on throughout the country. Why not? They are quick and easy to prepare plus the types of food that you can use to fill them are virtually limitless. The standard breakfast burrito consists of egg, cheese and sausage. You can make your wrap healthier by starting with a whole wheat tortilla and filling it with turkey or chicken, and veggies. This type of breakfast can be heated up in the microwave in just a minute or two and it will fill you up until lunchtime.
Like tortilla wraps, the variety of smoothies you can make are endless. A basic smoothie consists of milk or yoghurt, fruit (your favourite variety), ice, and maybe some extras such as peanut butter or honey. You are only limited by your imagination. The smoothie is portable and healthy.
Who says that pizza is only for dinner? Pizza making does not have to be a big production. Start with an English muffin and spread a tablespoon of spaghetti sauce on each half. Top with cheese and your favourite pizza toppings. Heat in the toaster oven until the cheese is bubbly. Enjoy!
PANCAKES AND WAFFLES MADE EASY
Making pancakes and waffles can be time-consuming if you make the batter in the morning and have to wait for the waffle iron to heat up. Try making a large batch of either pancakes or waffles over the weekend. Wrap them in individual packages and place in the freezer. Reheat them in the toaster oven on school mornings.
Dinner leftovers make a great, hearty breakfast for kids and adults. Spaghetti, lasagna, tuna casserole, even meatloaf can be reheated in the microwave quickly in the morning. This type of breakfast is usually high in protein and will stick with you longer than sweet breakfast cereals or sugary doughnuts. I’m sure you’ve probably tested breakfast for dinner before. Why not try dinner for breakfast?
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