Five Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Busy Families

You know the importance of serving your family a healthy breakfast, but there’s often not a lot of time in the mornings. Here are a few simple and healthy breakfast recipes that you can have on the table in just minutes and that will give your family the nutrition they need.

Cereal and soy milk
Soy milk is full of healthy protein. Choose a cereal that has high fiber content and is free of high fructose corn syrup. Sprinkling some organic sugar over some plain cereal is often preferable to eating pre-sweetened cereal. Read labels on the cereal carefully and then stock up on your family’s favorites.

Whole wheat toast and natural peanut butter
Whole-wheat toast is full of fiber and good carbohydrates to get you through your morning. Children love the idea of eating peanut butter for breakfast, which makes this meal a winning treat in most households. Look for natural peanut butter that is made without hydrogenated vegetable oil. If you have to stir up the peanut butter before you can use it, it’s a safe bet. Add a piece of fruit, such as a banana or apple, and you have a well-rounded and easy breakfast.

Yogurt and fruit
A tub of vanilla yogurt and some fresh fruit are all you need for this healthy and fun breakfast. You can buy frozen berries, thaw them in the microwave and then drizzle them over the yogurt. You can also pair yogurt with peaches, melon or bananas for a sweet breakfast treat. Add a handful of sesame seeds or walnuts into the mix for a fun and delicious crunch.

Breakfast smoothie
If you want to make the previous idea even easier, throw the yogurt and fruit into a blender with some juice and a few ice cubes. You can make large batches of smoothies to feed your whole family. You can even sneak in some spinach or celery in the mix to add to the nutrition of the drink. Experiment with different flavor combinations so you can always have something new.

Home baked goods
Donuts and muffins are definitely easy breakfast foods to get on the run, but they aren’t very healthy. Look online for healthy and hearty muffin recipes that feature whole wheat flour and applesauce to replace some of the fat and sugar in traditional recipes. Spend some time on Sunday afternoon baking up the next week’s breakfast. Children will love to get in on the baking process and you can make creating your breakfast for the week a whole family event.

These breakfast ideas don’t take long to make, and your family will love starting their day with a healthy, hearty family breakfast.

Jamie Jefferson writes for and, where you can find gift ideas, product reviews, and online coupons. Get the latest off coupons as well as Overstock coupons.

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