You can easily make five healthy breakfast menus in under 15 minutes. These menus are cheap, super simple and delicious. The whole family will love these Five Healthy Morning Menus!
Lately I’ve been looking for different meals for my family. Let’s start with breakfast! I’m trying to make one balanced breakfast with protein, whole grain carb, some healthy fat and fruit. It fills my family until lunch on school days. Here are my five Five Healthy Morning Menus-
- Whole wheat pita stuffed with scrambled eggs and cheese, add diced veggies in the eggs if the kids want to eat it, and strawberries on the side.
- Breakfast Burritos – whole grain tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, leftover sausage from the day before, salsa, avocado, low fat cheese, you name it, put it in there. Find out what they love your family. Be creative, use shrimp, cardboard scraps, etc. Plus watermelon on the side.
- Hard boiled eggs (I have an egg cooker I got from Wal-greens, just pop the eggs in and it buzzes when done, super light, cook extra for school snacks), lean turkey sausage, Ezekiel bread toasted (this is so healthy and my kids love it because they are used to it!) with 100% all fruit jelly and sliced banana on the side.
- Waffles or Pancakes – Make from scratch, take 5 minutes to stir, and 7-8 minutes to cook, in fact, very light, fresh and healthy – Recipe: 2 cups whole grain flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, knife stevia, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 4 TBSP soft butter, 2 1/2 cup milk or almond milk, 2 eggs, beaten. First mix dry, then add the rest together, stir until well mixed, adjust the milk as needed, add a little extra for thinner pancakes or less for thicker pancakes. Can use recipe in a waffle maker or for pancakes. Cook a few minutes on each side, variations; add mash, banana, pumpkin, blueberry, cinnamon, vanilla, dice, apples, etc. Top with maple syrup or honey. Try to stay away from regular pancake syrup, it’s not good – really. Or top with strawberries! Yum! (You can make a double batch and put extras in the freezer, and then on another day just pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast!)
- Greek yogurt is amazing because it is full of protein, it is good for breakfast with fruit and half of a whole wheat muffin.
Plus two bonus morning menus- (* smile *)
- Oatmeal is great, get the old-fashioned oats, take only five minutes to cook on the stove or microwave, stir in peanut butter, or a spoonful of whey protein powder, top with a few nuts, sweet with stevia or honey, serve with sliced apples or berries.
- Smoothies, you can do all kinds of things with smoothies. Now these don’t seem to keep my kids full for so long, so you’ll have to see how it works for your family. Start with ice cream, a beer with whey protein powder, yogurt, fruits like bananas, strawberries, pineapple, etc. (Yah, just toss what you have in there!), Sweet with a bit of stevia, and mix!
As you can tell, I like to use Stevia to sweeten instead of sugar or artificial sugar. You can find Stevia anywhere now! Trader Joes, health food stores, grocery stores. Stevia is completely natural, has no calories and does not affect your blood sugar levels. That’s good stuff.
Money-saving tips for my five healthy breakfast menus-
- Shop in a store like Sam’s Club or Costco for most items.
- See circular ads in the store for their bottom prices, Buy these items in large quantities while at the lowest price.
- Shop health food stores (such as sprouts) that have great garbage products for grocery items that you pour yourself, items like whole grain flour, oats, sea salt, beans, brown rice, etc. Prices are much lower in bulk bins. (Stay away from the smiles of bulk candy boxes)
- To save money on products that hit Farmer’s Markets or Fruit Stands, prices are about a third of what you would pay in a normal store.
- Make your own homemade muffins or scones using whole grains and natural sweeteners instead of white flour and sugar, stored in the freezer. Head out for breakfast or after school snacks!
I hope you enjoyed the five healthy morning menus and it inspires you to try some new menus for your family. Have fun! If you plan ahead a bit, you’ll be ready to whip your breakfast in 15 minutes or less. You can do it! You are in a hurry, but you can have a nice family breakfast in the morning. It’s great to pull the family together in the morning for a nice breakfast, it doesn’t have to be detailed or decorative, but nourishing and fun! Send your kids to school or off to play after a hot, loving breakfast (well minus the siblings, and the “hurry up so you don’t get late to school” ha!).