Back To School Breakfast Round Up

We’ve heard it over and over.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Well, I don’t believe that everyone needs to eat in the morning…**gasp**.  Listen to your body and watch your kids. My kids and husband wake up starving every morning and I’m usually not hungry until around noon.  What is the most important part of this is that whenever we BREAK our fast, we’re making good and healthy food choices. When we start out our day with sugar or high carbs, we’re setting ourselves up for a day of sugar cravings, low energy and mood swings.  

 

But we all know how stinking hard it is to have a healthy breakfast ready for everyone every morning, especially when our kids or us are up and leaving early!  These are all super simple and mostly make ahead meals that you can make on the weekend and have ready for your family.  

 

I’d love to hear what your favorites are and if there are any easy meals that you love to make for you and your family to set yourself up for health throughout the day!

 

Three Ingredients Paleo Pancakes

These pancakes are SO easy, and my kids absolutely love them. I make them in quadruple and quintuplet (pretty sure I just made up a word there) batches! Because my kids eat so many of these, we usually relax and make them on weekends. The even better news about these is that they do freeze and refrigerate well. So you can make a large batch on the weekend and put some in a tupperware or ziplock for another day that week. Easy peasy. Click here to grab the recipe.

Creamy Paleo Orange Julius

There is absolutely nothing better than a creamy, icy, cold, citrusy drink on a hot day, or just to start your day off right. If you don’t have access to oranges, you can definitely use a store bought orange juice for this recipe, but I strongly recommend unpasteurized and organic, as you’ll get the most nutrients and vitamin C from high quality OJ. I hope you enjoy this as much as our family has! It really is absolutely delicious!! Click here for the full recipe.

Toasted Maple Pecan Coconut Chips with Yogurt

These coconut chips are a great snack but when you add in some coconut or almond milk yogurt, you’ll wonder if you’re eating dessert!  Packed with good fats, a little sweet and great flavor, this is an easy ready to go breakfast for your whole family! Click here to get the recipe.

Ham Wrapped Egg Boats

After a recent Pinterest fiasco where I was looking at all the awful “healthy” options for breakfast I decided to create some of our own.

This ham wrapped egg boats were one of the ones we created in our first wave of new recipes! While all the kids loved it, my 10 year old said it was by far her favorite. Aaaaand it’s also the easiest so I’m giving it two thumbs up. Click here for the full recipe.

Ready Made Breakfast Powder

There are so many protein powders online and in health food stores that it seems impossible to know what to buy.  You’ll save yourself tons of time and money by throwing this ready made breakfast powder together! It can work in hot or cold drinks and our kids even know how to make this on their own! Click here to get the full recipe.

Banana Nut Cereal

I have another super quick and easy recipe for a healthy breakfast. This breakfast rocks. There is not much easier than this. I try to soak the nuts the night before since they can be hard on digestion when eaten in larger amounts. You can try a lot of variations of this. We really like pecans, almonds, and cashew, but pretty much any mix of nuts would work. Click here for the full recipe.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

If you want to eat healthy, but still need a little chocolate fix in the morning, then this is the recipe for you. It’s best to make this one the night before, so you can hit the ground running in the morning. Click here to get the full recipe.

Grain Free, Dairy Free Morning Glory Muffins

Your kids, and you for that matter, will never know that zucchini is lurking in these. These muffins are a great meal on the run, they freeze well and you can make tons of different varieties as you figure out what you love. Click here to get the recipe.

Toasted Coconut & Banana Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

While I’m not a huge fan of shredded coconut, these breakfast cookies are toasted to give them a well rounded flavor while you’re getting a super duper dose of good fats, antioxidants, and protein!  These babies are gold. Click here to get the full recipe.

And for the parent who needs a little pick me up in the morning or early afternoon, here are some fun recipes for you!

Herbal Cold Brew

I have to say that I can’t get behind the idea of coffee as a regular part of diet.  I know that many will want to go cry in a corner, but for anyone who has gut inflammation (pssst…that’s about 80% of us), it needs to be a once in a while treat at the very most.  While this continues to be a battle I fight, it’s one I will choose to keep fighting because I know the impact on our health.  Click here for the full recipe of the non-caffeine drink.

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Quite simply, there is nothing better than cuddling up with a warm blanket, a good book, while sitting next to the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee. Did I just paint the picture of your dreams? Let’s face it, as a mom we don’t get to sit peacefully for hours on end, cuddled up with a good book and a delicious cup of coffee, but a gal can dream, right?! You may be wondering what has me dreaming of a winter wonderland of all things beautiful and peaceful. I can put your curiosity to rest with one word. PUMPKIN! I’ve been tweaking to find the perfect dairy-free pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe. I think I hit the jackpot. Click here to get the full recipe.

Dairy Free Coconut Almond Coffee Creamer

This recipe is for you if you want that creamy and delicious flavor with just a hint of sweetness, but your tummy doesn’t tolerate or desire the dairy or sugar!

I’ve used coconut milk in my coffee a lot, but it’s an overwhelming flavor a lot of the time. So enter this yummy mixture! It combines almond milk (use THIS homemade version!) with coconut milk and it has a hint of sweetness. It’s simple and I love it. Click here to get the full recipe.