They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so serve your family a healthy morning start with these family-friendly recipes.
September 06, 2012
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French Toast Soldiers
French toast doesn’t have to be a junky breakfast. In fact, with the protein from the eggs and some fresh strawberries, it can be an energizing start to the day. Serve a small amount of syrup on the side if you want to control how much sugar your kids are getting. They’ll love dipping the “soldiers” into the syrup.
This is such an easy, well-rounded breakfast option. Kids love the color and the variety of textures. Plus, they can make their own, which always helps them buy in! If you don’t have time to make
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Breakfast Quiche Bites
These cute little crustless quiches are ideal for families on the go. Whip up a batch (or two) on Sunday evening, and you have an easy go-to breakfast for busy weekday mornings. They’re also quite versatile—this version features spinach and mozzarella, but cooked broccoli and cheddar or crispy bacon are yummy substitutes or additions. They freeze well, too.
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These muffins are delicious and you can sneak in some whole-wheat flour as well, pleasing both parents and kids. The recipe makes two dozen muffins, so freeze half of them and then microwave them for 20 to 30 seconds.
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Spinach, Onion, and Swiss Frittata
Mix up for morning routine with a delicious frittata; eggs boost protein and veggies become tender and delicious. Get creative with your frittata combos – try spicy jalapenos and cheddar or ham and Swiss. This frittata easily feeds a family of four.
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Build Your Own Bagel
Kids love having some control over what they’re eating. You just need to make sure you give them smart ingredients to choose from. Any of these are good choices. Whether your kids prefer sweet or savory, one of these 4 are sure to hit the spot.
Have you ever read the nutritional content on a smoothie? It’s packed with sugar. Here’s one that’s better. Put frozen fruit straight into the blender. It acts like ice.
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Crunchy Maple Granola
Think of this granola as a topping rather than a cereal. Instead of getting your kids all hopped-up on a full bowl (it’s loaded with delicious maple syrup), sprinkle it over yogurt with fresh blueberries or raspberries on top. You’ll still get the wonderful taste of the granola and the health benefits of the oats without too much sugar.
Hash browns are delicious, but they’re too much work to make at home. Here’s an easier method using fingerling potatoes that’s equally as good and makes the perfect accompaniment to fried eggs. Your kids might even think the potatoes are better than French fries.
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Mexican Breakfast Burritos
If you love big breakfasts, this one is an all-time favorite. The fiber in the beans will keep everyone full, and the combination is out of this world.
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This breakfast option is fluffy, salty, cheesy, and will make you think you are in France. Using a gluten-free pie shell will also yield outstanding results. Serve this for breakfast or for brunch with a mixed greens salad.