Eat Healthy

Breakfast Ideas to Try

February 24, 2021

Starting the day off right can be a game changer for our kids as a nutritious meal fuels them to be the best version of themselves.

Trying to get the kids up and out of bed every morning can be a challenge. Whether you have time to enjoy a sit-down family style breakfast (likely on a weekend) or it’s something to grab and go as you head out, let’s make sure our little ones have their most important meal of the day.

It’s essential to lead by example while also helping your kids learn some recipes they can make themselves. Here are some easy and delicious breakfast options that are fun for the kids and a time (and sanity) saver for parents, especially during those busy mornings!

A hearty start to the day to nourish their developing bodies and minds.

Sausage Scrambler

What you will need:

8 - 12oz. sausage, 1 red pepper, 1 small onion, pepper/seasoning salt, some leftover mashed potatoes, and poached eggs.

Pro tip: your kids will enjoy the taste and texture of turkey sausage which contains more lean protein and less saturated fats.

Directions

Using a pan or skillet, cook sausage on medium to high for 5-6 minutes, stirring to break up with spoon >>>> transfer to a small bowl >>>> then adding chopped red pepper, onion, and pepper to your pan, cover and cook for approx. 5 minutes then add potatoes >>>> cook 5 to 7 minutes or until they are hot, stirring often. Add back-in sausage and serve with poached eggs.

1 in 5 kids go to school on an empty stomach in Canada

Tasty & Healthy Breakfast Bars

Skip the store-bought alternatives and try this nutritious homemade version — fast to prep, easy to customize for even the picky eaters, plus better for the environment and more affordable!

What you will need:

These wholesome No Bake Oats and Peanut Butter Granola bars are super easy to make with just 6 simple ingredients and one bowl!

  • 1 ½ cups of rolled oats (gluten-free if that’s important to you)

  • ½ cup of Peanut or Almond butter, or even tahini if that’s your thing

  • ½ cup of honey, agave or maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and coconut chips

  • ¼ cup of chopped nuts (cashews work great)

Pro tip: your kids will enjoy the taste and texture of turkey sausage which contains more lean protein and less saturated fats.

Directions

Combine peanut butter and liquid sweetener >>>> microwave for up to 15 seconds then stir it together. In a large bowl add oats then pour the peanut butter and sweetener mixture over. Add cashews, chia seeds, and coconut chips to the mix then combine everything together in a sticky mixture.

Next take an 8” pan lined with parchment paper, gently press the peanut butter and oat mixture until it is even. Add another layer of parchment paper over it and use a heavy plate so it stays firm and even.

Pro tip: Place the pan in the freezer for an hour or so until it sets before cutting into desired shape then individually wrap in plastic to keep moist in the refrigerator.

Let’s help kids everywhere embrace healthy lifestyle options to fuel their passions and potential.

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