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SBURDEN
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3/4/13 9:58 A

gogurt, apple, cheerios, pbj



JENNILACEY
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3/2/13 8:16 A

Oatmeal, let them pick their own fruit, add seeds, nuts/nut butter (if they don't have allergies and like them).

(low fat, plain) Yogurt parfaits with fruit of their choice and low sugar granola or homemade granola/trail mix.

I do french toast but I use whole grain bread and banana, almond milk and 1 whole egg. Today I added sweet potato. A sprinkle of cinnamon and mixed berries.

Cottage cheese and oat pancakes.

1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup quick rolled oats

Blend the first 4 ingredients in a blender. Add oats and blend until just mixed. Makes 6 small pancakes. You can add banana, sweet potato, pumpkin puree, nut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, beets (makes pink pancakes!) or whatever else you like. Add cinnamon and or nutmeg for flavour.

Any kind of muffin recipe of your choice that you can make before hand. All sorts of goodies you can sneak into those. My kids love pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips.

Mini egg quiches you make the night before and then just reheat in the microwave.Whole egg or egg whites, a few veggies, spinach or kale and low fat chedder cheese sprinkled on top. Bake them in single serving dishes or a muffin tin.

Breakfast smoothies with Greek yogurt, milk or milk alternative and fruit.

This is the BEST website ever! I love it. All the recipes are super easy and quick to make, are really fun looking and appealing for kids, don't require a grocery list of ingredients (most of the recipes only require 3-5 ingredients) and all super healthy and clean:

http://www.superhealthykids.com/healthy-
kids-recipes/category/breakfast.php

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/2/2013 (08:20)


CLARK971
Posts: 670
3/2/13 8:05 A

sometimes my daughter will have string cheese and fruit for breakfast. think outside of traditional breakfast foods.



SUNSHINE6442
Posts: 1,757
3/2/13 7:49 A

How about Old fashioned oatmeal with walnuts/blueberries?

Cottage Cheese and a handful of Matchstick carrots, flaxseeds?

Multi Grain Cheerios with skim and berries?

Kashi 7 whole grain Puffs (organic Section $2.89 a box, no sugar, no sodium) with blueberries (70 calories a serving)

Van's 97% Fat Free WAFFLES 2 @ 120 calories for 2

Breakfast taco, scramble egg with green pepper and onion, Stuff the taco with mix and lettuce and top with chopped tomatoes or salsa. Or refreied beans for variation.

Mix brown rice with 1 scrambled whole egg and 2 or three whites...add a bit of margarine and brown sugar to taste.... make the rice and egg the night before and put it in the fridge. Then in the morning, heat it up in the microwave. Add chopped nuts.

Breakfast pizza with 1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese (like the kind by Sargento)
Pour egg substitute into skillet. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until egg "crust" starts to form. Carefully flip your egg. Cover and cook for another minute.
Evenly top your egg crust with salsa, cheese
Cover again and cook over low heat for 2 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Enjoy!

Pizza Cups
Finely chop veggies of your choice and cook in olive oil. Bring to a simmer.
Add spinach and cook till spinach is done. Set aside and cool veggies.
In separate bowl whip eggs, cheese and bacon bits. Add veggies and whip till mixed.
Spoon into muffin pans. Cook for about 20 minutes or until eggs are set.





YOJULEZ
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3/1/13 7:00 P

What about yogurt parfaits? It's basically just fruit (I use an apple but you could use bananas, strawberries, whatever) mixed up with yogurt and some granola. That's what I have every morning, and I actually got the idea from a class I helped teach... the class teaches day care providers healthy food to feed to kids :) But, older kids can help with it, with mixing up and stuff. I buy store-bought granola but you could easily make your own ahead of time.

Another idea from the class is Peanut Butter & Banana Pockets - You mix 3 tbsp of peanut butter with 3 ripe bananas, and mix with 1.25 tsp honey and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. You then put the filling mix into a whole grain tortilla, and heat up on the stove, basically like a quesadilla.

You could also make your own breakfast sandwiches, and they're easy to make ahead of time in bulk and then just heat up in the microwave... cook up eggs, and add turkey or chicken sausage, add cheese if you like, and then put on whole grain english muffins.

Baked oatmeal might be another good idea, you can make it ahead of time too and just reheat in the microwave. You can add all kinds of different things to it, whatever your kids like. Fruits, flavorings like maple syrup or brown sugar etc.







SLASALLE
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3/1/13 5:59 P

I actually remembered that I saved them in my recipe file. It's Coach Nicole's Mini Veggie Frittatas. But if you do a Spark recipe search on "Coach Nicole," you will bring up several recipes that might also help. She had a homemade granola, muffins, banana bread, etc.

Good luck!



SLASALLE
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Posts: 9,109
3/1/13 5:55 P

I remember a Spark recipe from Coach Nicole, but don't remember the exact name (search Coach Nicole in Spark recipes and hopefully it will come up for you). It was egg based, with whatever kind of veggies you want to put in them. You bake them in muffin tins and you can even freeze them (hence, prepare before, pop in freezer, remove, pop in microwave).

It looked really good to me and I remember thinking they would be so easy to grab in the a.m. With a piece of fruit, that would make the meal ..

Hope this might help.





GINNYOK
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Posts: 14
3/1/13 4:04 P

Hey everyone. I'm trying really hard to make healthier choices for our whole family when it comes to eating. I'm doing great with lunches, dinners, and even snacks. But, breakfast is hard! I need some quick and kid friendly ideas for busy school mornings. Up until now, it's been bacon, eggs, pancakes, french toast, muffins, sausage biscuits, etc. We do eat a lot of fruit at breakfast, so that's good......but we also eat a lot of fatty/salty breakfast meats and sugar/white flour. So, we need some healthier alternatives. The problem is, of course, that we need something pretty quick, or that can be prepared ahead of time, and we need things that the kids won't hate.



 
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