Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Your Family
Yesterday I wrote about the truth about some breakfast cereals.
Some of my readers asked the question, “so what should I feed my family for breakfast?”
The general principles I like to keep in mind for healthy breakfast ideas and recipes:
- Fast aka easy!
Tip #1 Plan Ahead
Having a plan is one of the most important things, I reckon. If you know what’s for breakfast you don’t have to try and think when you’re dragging yourself out of bed (especially on those school/work days). Also, when you plan, it means you can shop for the ingredients ahead of time.
Tip #2 Prepare in bulk
As with all my meals, I love to put effort in one time, and get payoffs at a later date. By preparing things in bulk, it means you can just grab it out of the fridge or freezer for the next time you need it. This was you get healthy fast-food! eg meat patties and pikelets keep well.
Tip #3 Expand your thinking
We are very much moulded into the thinking that breakfast is sweet – that it has got to be the traditional toast-and-cereal-gig. Thinking like this will make it super difficult for you to manage any change. Approaching breakfast like it is a ‘mini dinner’ will help get your head around the change. Some cultures eat meat and vege as breakfast food anyways!
Tip #4 Think ‘Eggs’
Don’t be afraid of eating too many eggs. If you want to stay with the traditional breakfast, then get creative with eggs. I don’t have a problem with as many eggs as you can eat. They are so full of nutrients. (unless you have an allergy of course! We had an egg allergy that we overcame with proper eating habits!)
Here are some ideas to get your started:
- Omelette, with veges, meat and plenty of butter
- Leftover dinner
- Breakfast sausages
- Quiche (mini quiches made in muffin cups are great)
- Nut flour fruit muffins
- Baked beans (I do home made and they’re delicious)
- Pancakes / crepes / pikelets (made with gluten free nut flour, or coconut flour)
- Bacon and Eggs
- Scrambled Eggs
- Boiled Eggs
- Esther’s Egg Mayonnaise (Mash boiled eggs with homemade mayo)
- Smoothie (with veges and coconut oil)
- Mini Hamburger Patties with lots of added veges
- Homemade muesli
- Faux Porridge (gluten free)
- Steamed veges with melted cheese on top
- Baked tomatoes and veges
- Toasted Almond bread (I try and stay away from this since it’s really just substitution of old with new, but good for a change)
- French toast (using Almond Bread)
- Yoghurt with nuts and seeds on top
- Coconut flour waffles
I’m going to be adding a few of these recipes, so let me know which ones you want to know so I can prioritise.