We’ve heard it time and again – breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Eating a proper breakfast helps jumpstart your metabolism and thus helps maintain weight. For children, it helps greatly with concentration and boosting brain power. But, due to lack of time or patience, many of us rush through breakfast or skip it altogether. However, a healthy and fulfilling breakfast doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair. Here are some quick and easy breakfast ideas for your family that will ensure you get the right start to your day!
1. Apple & Oats
Oats are high-quality carbs that will give your family the energy to sustain them through their hectic day. Oatmeal is also shown to boost children’s brainpower and helps enhance immune system activity. Boil oats with milk, add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp honey and chop up some apples to go with it.
Tip:You can even top your bowl of oats with a smiley face: banana slices for eyes, raisins for nose and a peach slice for the mouth.
2. Veggie Sandwich
Wholesome and nutritious, a veggie sandwich can be a great way to begin the day. This is super easy to put together, especially if you prep for it beforehand. Chop up the veggies in advance so that all you need to do in the morning is assemble the sandwich. Chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and carrots are all healthy fillings. Make your sandwich using whole wheat or multigrain bread and slather on butter/tomato sauce with a sprinkling of cheese before stacking the vegetables.
3. Quinoa Breakfast Bake
Quinoa is packed with fiber and protein, making it the perfect breakfast ingredient. This fuss-free quinoa bake can be prepared in advance, which means all you need to do in the morning is simply heat it up. Check out this delicious recipe here: https://bit.ly/2AGoe9V
4. Oats Idli
Here’s a twist on your traditional ‘Idli’ breakfast. Oats Idlis are light, delicious, healthy and easy to make. Here’s a recipe we love: https://bit.ly/2qVNztu
5. Super-quick Smoothie
Don’t have time for a proper sit-down breakfast? Don’t worry. Simply whip up a nutritious breakfast smoothie in your blender using ingredients that you have already set aside the night before. Your family can drink up their breakfast smoothies before they leave home or even sip it on their way to school/work. Take inspiration from this delicious recipe and don’t shy away from modifying it to create your own: https://bit.ly/2qW7iZQ
6. Capsicum & Cheese Paratha
A warm, delicious paratha would definitely ensure smiles all around the table, wouldn’t it? Capsicum and cheese make a great combination, one that your kids will gobble up in a jiffy. Make the dough beforehand for faster cooking in the morning. Try this yummy recipe: https://bit.ly/2Ff1xe7
7. Easy Egg Muffins
Eggs are a great breakfast choice. Eggs have protein and fat that can keep you feeling full for longer and help boost your energy levels. Making omlettes for the whole family can be a little tedious so here’s a faster recipe to make sure you get your egg fix in the morning. We highly recommend these mouth-watering egg muffins that can be made in the oven in batches: https://bit.ly/2qY0tHl
What’s your go-to breakfast dish for the whole family? We’d love to hear your thoughts!