School is back in session! Whether you are sending your tike off to pre-school, half-day kindergarden or 2nd grade you want to make sure they are ready to start the day. You don’t have to make a gourmet breakfast to fill up with the essential nutrients for prime learning, you just have to get creative. Check out some healthy, fun (and easy!) ideas below!
Mug Cakes – What child wouldn’t want cake for breakfast? And guess what the best part is? It is filled with whole grains and protein with no added sugars so their brain is ready to work! Perfect for those hectic mornings we all have, it can also be taken on the go!
Try this chocolate nut butter mug cake (YUM!). Mix the following ingredients together:
- 3 tablespoons oat flour
- 1 tablespoon organic cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon almond/coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- PINCH of salt
- 1 egg white OR 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
- 3 tablespoons almond/soy/coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of your favorite nut butter
Once mixed, poor into greased mug (I usually spray some coconut oil) and microwave for 1-1:30 min. Eat out of the mug or slide it out onto a plate to make it fancy. Feel free to top with chopped nuts, berries and/or some greek yogurt!
English Muffin Breakfast Pizza – A great way for your kids to create their own breakfasts! Toast an Ezekiel english muffin and top with whatever their little hearts desire! To get even more flavor, feel free to pop these bad boys in the oven until they are toasted to your liking! Some ideas to get you started are below.
- Peanut Butter, Bananas, and a drizzle of honey
- Cream Cheese, Apricot Reserves, and Almonds
- Nutella, Strawberries, and Raspberries
- Greek Yogurt, Blueberries, Peaches and a sprinkle of Cinnamon
- Flavor Burst! Avoacado, Tomato, and Arugula topped with crumbled Feta and a touch of balsamic glaze
What are some fun ways that you play up breakfast in the morning? Let us know!
Written by: Leana Varvella
Photos: thenovicechefblog.com, chow.com