I’m not a mom, but I know what it’s like to be in a hurry to get breakfast and get out the door. Megan Flatt, Nutritionist, Pre and Postnatal Fitness Expert and a mom has some great quick and healthy breakfast ideas. She’s also giving a free workshop to help mamma’s find their groove. I think that’s a great idea and a great opportunity for all moms to take care of themselves too! Be sure to check out the registration details at the end of the post. ~Lori
Beyond The Toast Crusts- Quick, Healthy, Breakfasts to Take Care of Mom Too
By Megan Flatt
I make sure my kids eat a healthy, balanced breakfast every morning. I make sure they get a mix of energy-supporting carbs and long-lasting protein. I can’t imagine sending my kids off to school without breakfast, but I often leave the house with just coffee and the crusts of their toast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Yeah, Yeah, we all know that right?
But, I know I am not the only mom who takes better care of her kids than she does herself, right??
All of the research that is true for the benefits to our kids, is true for us. A complete breakfast gives us energy and brainpower to survive our hectic days and studies show women who eat breakfast weight less than those who routinely skip.
But it seems like in the busy moments of the morning, I can’t even think about what I should eat for breakfast. So, I do what I often do when I want an easy way to remember everything I need. I make a list.
I made myself a list of quick, healthy breakfasts options and actually put it on my fridge, so no excuse that I can’t think of what to eat. Most of these ideas my, kids love as well, so I can make one thing for all of us! Double bonus!
Print this out whenever you need a little early morning inspiration!
A hard-boiled egg and a piece of sprouted wheat toast with butter
I boil a batch of eggs on the weekend and then they are ready to grab and go in the morning or any time I need a protein packed snack.
The easiest to peel recipe I have found is to cover the eggs with cold water, bring to a boil, then turn of off the heat for 10-12 minutes. The secret ingredient is to add a heaping tablespoon of salt to the water while you’re boiling the eggs, makes them super easy to peel.
If you are trying to keep your meals low carb, try this cereal replacement. Hit the bulk bins of your local health food store and choose an array of nuts, seeds, and dried (unsweetened) fruit. Mix all together and store in a sealed container. Serve 1/2 cup of the nut mixture with sliced fresh fruit, berries and almond milk and eat like cereal, it will keep you full all morning and packs an anti-oxidant punch!
A whole-wheat tortilla with almond butter and banana slices rolled up:
Sometimes the clock does tick down and I need something that I can take in the car on they way to school drop off. You can replace the fruit with anything you have on hand, I love strawberries as well!
Steel cut oatmeal with almonds and raisins: Wait, you say, steel cut oatmeal takes 30 minutes to cook? Yes, but you can make a big batch over the weekend and just reheat it during the week. You can even make it in the crockpot overnight.
Greek yogurt with berries: Even frozen berries work great. And I’ll let you in on a little secret here too. When that 2pm sweet craving hits, I often have yogurt with berries and a small handful of chocolate chips, I feel like I am getting a treat, but I am getting more sustaining nutrition than a straight chocolate bar.
With this list, I have no excuses to not eat a healthy breakfast. I am taking better care of my self, and setting a better example for my kids too!
What is your favorite quick, healthy breakfast?
Need more ideas on how well crafted lists can make your life run more smoothly?
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By the end of this free course, you’ll have a well-crafted to-do list, to help you stream line your must-dos and make room for your want-to-dos.
Megan Flatt is a Mama Strategist and a wellness expert. She helps busy moms rediscover what fulfills them, and then find the time and energy to pursue that passion…without the guilt! She believes as moms, we can give our kids the world, without giving up our own. She loves vanilla lattes, her iPhone, and books meant for 13-year-old girls. Megan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two amazing kids and her awesome husband. You can learn more about her at www.meganflatt.com or join the conversation on Facebook (facebook.com/meganflattpage).