By Andi Champion, Marketing Manager, CHEF
Research shows that eating a breakfast in the morning is linked to better overall health, including a healthier body weight, lower risk for chronic diseases, and enhanced memory and mental function. A balanced breakfast includes a combination of complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats. This will result in sustained energy to avoid a mid-morning slump and keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime. If you need some healthy, breakfast inspiration, check out our list of wholesome breakfast options. Whether you have extra time in the morning or prefer grab-and-go options, there’s something here for everyone!
Baked Oatmeal: Our Baked Oatmeal combines whole grains with fruit and heart healthy fats to create a deliciously nutritious breakfast option! Mix it up with by using your favorite fruit or whatever kind you have on hand. The best part is you can pop it in the oven and let it cook while you get ready and in just 35 minutes, breakfast will be served.
Banana Kale Muffins: Our Banana Kale Muffins are an easy way to add an extra serving of fruits and vegetables to your child’s diet. They’re warm, delicious, and make for a great option for families on-the-go! Prep them on a Sunday and enjoy them all week.
Chia Seed Pudding: Chia Seed Pudding is a versatile recipe that can help expand your child’s taste palate. Add any fruit you like including canned, frozen, or fresh! Chia is one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for heart health. The texture may take some getting used to, so allow your child to customize their own version of the recipe and they’ll be more likely to eat it.
Egg Scramble: Why go out for breakfast tacos when you can make your own at home! Our delicious Egg Scramble Tacos are packed with protein to fuel your family all the way until lunchtime. Top them with avocado slices, chopped cilantro, and a spicy salsa for an extra kick of flavor!
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats: For families on-the-go, making a wholesome breakfast each morning can sound like an impossible task. Instead, try a recipe that you can prep overnight such as our Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats. This recipe combines whole grains with fresh fruit and natural sweeteners for an easy grab-and-go breakfast option. The best part is that it’s easily customizable to meet anyone’s taste preferences! Mix it up with your favorite fruits and spices to make it your own.
Cherry Cinnamon Quinoa: Explore familiar ingredients in a new way with our Cherry Cinnamon! It’s nutrient-rich and most importantly, flavorful. Don’t have fresh cherries on hand? Add any canned, frozen, or fresh fruit you have. We think mandarin oranges, diced pineapple, or frozen berries would be delicious!
Super Berry Bowl: Did you know that some flavored yogurts have up to 4 teaspoons of added sugar? Instead, you can use wholesome ingredients, extracts, and spices, to add sweetness to your yogurt, just like we do in our Super Berry Bowl. We start with a base of protein-rich Greek yogurt and berries and add a drizzle of honey, vanilla extract, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and dark chocolate to boost the flavor.
Vegetable and Cheese Frittata: Start your child’s day off right with our delicious Vegetable and Cheese Frittata. The egg and cheese have protein to help keep your child full and the colorful vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals. If weekday mornings are busy for your family, you can prep this dish on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week!
Rustic Tomato Toast: Plain white toast won’t fill you up! Instead, try our Rustic Tomato Toast. Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene which can help prevent risk factors associated with certain types of cancers and cheese is a great source of protein which helps you stay fuller longer. Top it with your favorite dried or fresh herbs and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.