Its been about a month since school has started and every parent knows the morning madness when having little ones. Between waking them up, getting them dressed, and making sure you get them to class on time it can truly be a struggle.
So, one way we can help with easing your morning routine is by providing you with some healthy on-the-go breakfast options that your little ones will be sure to love! As I’m sure most of you already know breakfast is the most important meal of our day; especially for our little learners whose brains require key nutrients in order for them to be focused and attentive!
So here are 5 of my FAVORite quick, easy and nutritious breakfast ideas!
1. Organic Breakfast Pizza Margherita
Yes, you can finally let your little ones have pizza for breakfast with this healthier English muffin version! Absolutely, love this recipe and your little ones will too!
- 1 whole wheat organic English muffin
- 1 large slice of organic tomato
- 1/4 cup organic shredded mozzarella
- *optional fried egg
- 1 tsp fresh organic basil, finely chopped
- Turn on your broiler.
- Top one half of the English muffin with the sliced tomato and then shredded mozzarella. Place it on a baking sheet, along with the other half of the English muffin. Slide under the broiler. Broil until the cheese is melted and browned in places. Remove from the oven and add the fried egg, if desired, and the fresh basil. Top with the other half of the English muffin.
2. Organic Crepes On-the-Run
The healthier alternative to pancakes and a fast way to feed the kids. Simply make a large batch of crepes, refrigerate or freeze then enjoy all week long!
- 2 large pastured eggs
- 3/4 cup organic milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup organic flour
- 1 Tbsp. organic brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. melted grass fed butter
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- additional butter, for coating the pan
- Blend all of the ingredients until completely incorporated (an immersion or regular blender works well for this). Let batter chill in the fridge for at least one hour. (This allows the bubbles to subside, making your batter nice and smooth.) Your batter can be made up to 48 hours in advance.
- Heat an 8"-10" non-stick pan over medium-high. Add butter to coat. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly (you want a very thin even layer of batter—adjust amount of batter according to the size of pan you are using). Cook for 45 seconds and flip. Cook for another 20 seconds.
- Refrigerate any leftover crepes in a resealable plastic bag with a sheet of wax paper between each crepe to prevent sticking. Well-sealed, they can be frozen for up to one month!
- When you are ready for breakfast, kids can help fill their crepes with ham and cheese, fresh fruit and cream cheese, Nutella and bananas, peanut butter and jam or any combination that appeals.
- Roll up crepes like a burrito or fold in quarters to make a simple, portable meal.
- Makes about 15 crepes
3. Organic Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Sometimes kids refuse to eat anything at all in the morning, so one alternative I love is a smoothie! They are nutritious and refreshing for those warmer days.
- 2 cups of organic frozen berries or fruit
- 1/2 cup of organic orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup grass fed Greek yogurt
- 1 frozen organic banana
- 1 Tbsp. organic honey
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until completely smooth.
- *Optional: Add 1-2 Tbsp. of flax seeds to the blender for even more nutrition.
4. Organic Pop-Toast
Kids love conventional Pop-Tarts, but they aren’t the healthiest choice for breakfast. Instead, I love these homemade versions which contain less sugar and no artificial colors or flavors.
- 2 pieces of organic whole wheat bread
- 1 tsp grass fed butter, softened
- 1-1/2 Tbsp. organic jam
- Lightly butter both pieces of bread.
- Spread the jam over the butter onto just one piece of bread leaving 1/2 inch border around the edges. Top with the remaining slice of bread.
- Cut off the crust and seal the two pieces of bread together using the tines of a fork.
- Slide into the toaster; then *pop*, breakfast is ready.
- *Optional: Add thinly sliced fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries for a fresh flavor. Try adding almond butter or organic cream cheese for an added boost of protein. Chocolate fiends could even try a teaspoon of organic chocolate hazelnut spread instead of butter.
5. Organic Tortilla Wrap
Leftover vegetables from last night’s dinner? No problem, we have the perfect solution for you: tortilla wraps!
- 1 pastured egg, cooked any way you like it
- 1 Tbsp. of organic shredded cheese
- Diced organic avocado and tomato
- 1 organic flour tortilla
- Place egg, cheese, avocado and tomato into the tortilla. Add last night’s veggies! Wrap as you would a burrito. Serve with fresh salsa if you wish.