Breakfast ideas for the Busy Family. Easy, healthy recipes from our very own dietitians. We can help you make your mornings more peaceful

  • Breakfast quesadilla
    • Flour tortilla (give whole wheat a try!), spread on peanut butter, layer with sliced bananas, sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.  Fold in half.  Tip: heat in skillet for a melty twist.
  • Quick apple crisp
    • Slice an apple thin leaving the skin on, add 2 teaspoons butter, sprinkle of cinnamon, and sprinkle of brown sugar, mix to coat evenly.  Add ¼ cup instant unflavored oats to top and splash of milk. Microwave for 5 minutes. Be sure to let cool before enjoying.
  • French toast
    • Beat eggs in bowl and add a splash of milk.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg to added flavor. Using whole wheat bread, dip into mixture and cook in skillet on the stove top. Top with fresh berries, bananas or peaches.

      French Toast by Kaitlin Williams

      French Toast by Kaitlin Williams

  • “Monkeysicles”
    • Banana on a popsicle stick dipped in yogurt and rolled in peanuts or dry cereal.
  • Homemade breakfast sandwiches
    • Cook eggs sunny side up or scrambled and sprinkle with your favorite seasoning.
    • Layer on English muffin or bagel with deli turkey or ham and slice of cheese.
  • Fruit and yogurt parfait
    • Sliced fruit topped with Greek or regular yogurt, sprinkled with your choice of almonds (sliced or whole), walnuts, peanuts, etc
  • Breakfast burrito
    • Scrambled eggs and cheese, salsa or tomato slices, and add small portion of ham or breakfast sausage for flavor.
  • Smoothies of the rainbow
    • Challenge yourself to try a new smoothie each time!  Add strawberries, banana, and yogurt or milk.  You can add cantaloupe for orange.  Yellow: try peach or pineapple!  Make a green smoothie by adding some baby spinach; combined with a banana.  Blueberries or blackberries can make a purple/ blue smoothie!
Rainbow Smoothie by Kaitlin Williams

Rainbow Smoothie by Kaitlin Williams

  • Banana Split!
    • Banana Sunday using sliced banana with yogurt on top, nut pieces, a cherry and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or sprinkle of chocolate chips
  • Leftovers from the night before make great breakfasts!  Quick to heat and prepare.  Make sure you have refrigerated your food properly from the night before and nothing was left out for more than two hours.

Dana Magee and our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are here to help you meet your nutrition goals, contact us for more information.

Blog reviewed and updated September 2019

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