Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top ten ways to start your day

Breakfast.  The way to start your day.  

Whether you like it or hate it, I'd wager you make sure your children eat something - (hopefully nourishing) every. single. morning.  I know everyone has a different approach to nourishing and nutricious: mine includes protein.  I've read enough and done enough in-home research to know sugary boxed breakfast options make the baintrain grumpy, persnickety and seem to cause general morning disgruntlement.  Plus they're hungry again in about 30 minutes.  But a protien packed meal at the beginning of the day seems to balance everyone's appetite and mood and keep their bellies full for for several hours.   

Nourishing whole food for breakfast - there's an obvious concept.  Most people think if it's going to be healthy it's going to be green, chalky and disgusting.  But, what if that whole food looked and tasted a bit more like dessert? What if it happened to be sugar free and in cupcake form?  Think they would try it?
::Top ten ways to start your day::

1.Pumpkin Bliss bars go ahead and make two pans - they'll want them for an after school snack and dessert! making them early comes with the added bonus of licking the spoon(s) yourself.

2.Basic Breakfast cupcakes  Replace that yucky packaged muffin with this grain free, sugar free, protein packed goodness!  Could be your new make-enough-for-the-week-on-Sunday-night and-don't-think-about-breakfast-again-for-five-days-recipe.

3.Coconut {breakfast} pie  Have you ever tried to slip your kids a piece of pie, and them refuse? 

4.Chocolate chip Cookie {for breakfast}  No one will be able to stop smiling at your breakfast counter the day you serve these. Trust me. 

5.Super food pancakes: why not re-vamp your old recipe and pack it to the brim with wholesome morning goodness like veggies? You'll be pleasantly surprised...

6.An original breakfast  Simple. Quick. Easy and Delicious. If you overcook this tidy little recipe, it becomes an instant to-go food.

7.Lip smacking {breakfast} Lemon Bars so good you can't burn out, but a big piece will fill you up til lunch!
8.Breakfast for a future frat boy  Why not get your kids in the habit now of teaching them how to convert a recipe into worthy breakfast goodness?? 

9. Pizza. For breakfast.  They will not refuse this yummy surprise no matter how early they have to rise!

10. Breakfast Lasagne Takes a few extra minutes to prep, but pancakes+ custard+ fruit = yum!

Any one of these recipes could convert a non-breakfast eater into an avid breakfast enjoy-er.  I dare you to work these recipes into your breakfast routine and not be impressed with how much your morning improves!


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Elise said...

Can't wait to try some of these. especially the cupcakes! Thanks for the list.

Amy D said...

Oh, yeah, totally bookmarking this page! My son won't eat sugary cereals, it's eggs EVERY DAY! :) I am for sure going to try some of these!

julie in memphis said...

Ooh, thanks for the great ideas! I kick myself every morning when I see my kids eating cereal, but I know myself well enough to know I will NOT be getting up early and cooking breakfast before school. Here's an oatmeal recipe I found just the other day that I want to try, and you might like it too: http://momentsandimpressions.blogspot.com/2012/01/oatmeal-muffins.html

Judee said...

This is such a great list of ideas. We tend to get in a breakfast rut of the same thing everyday. Your ideas will spark things up; I love they are nutritious too. I'm pinning it!
Judee @ gluten Free A-Z

newequus said...

I love breakfast...and you've just made it yummier for me! Thanks! ;)

Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation


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