25 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Busy Moms


Alright, let's talk about breakfast. In an ideal world we have time to make sure everyone in our family, including ourselves, get a healthy start to the day. In reality though, mornings can be hectic, rushed and, if you're anything like me, you are doing good to make sure that your kid gets to school with shoes on his feet. (Not my finest momming moment) So even though we know that it's important to start the day with a breakfast that fuels us for success, it's easier said than done.

I teach dance on Saturday mornings and when I ask the kids what they had for breakfast I often get the answer, "nothing". Considering that ballet starts at 8:30am, I get it, but I also know how important breakfast is to fuel them for the day. Studies have even shown that people who eat breakfast report better moods through out the day. Who doesn't want to be in a better mood? And what parent would pass up the opportunity to help their child be in a better mood right? Still, as much as we want to provide a good breakfast, it can seem like the impossible dream when the morning reality hits. This is why I wanted to share some delicious, quick and healthy breakfast recipes for you and your kiddos, even the pickiest of eaters can be satisfied.

Smoothies

You can't go wrong with throwing everything in a blender and calling it good. And kids love a good smoothie. It's a great way to get protein, fruits and even veggies in and it's a bonus that you can take them to go.

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Just One Cookbook Chocolate Banana Smoothie

2. Java Smoothie (not for the kids)

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Oxygen Magazine Java Smoothies

3. Pina Colada Smoothie

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: The Avid Appetite Pina Colada Smoothie

4. Make Ahead Energy Smoothie

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Thrifty Diva Make Ahead Energy Smoothie

5. Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Some What Simple Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Take-It-To-Go Breakfast

All of these are portable and you can make them ahead of time so that they are ready for the week. An hour or even thirty minutes of prep on Sunday can yield you a weeks worth of breakfast and save you time in the mornings.

Here are some of my favorite "breakfast to go" recipes:

6. Magical Blender Muffins

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Cooking Light Magical Blender Muffins

7. Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: My Recipes Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

8. Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Well Plated Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

9. Spiced Coconut Yogurt Quinoa Muffins

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Simply Quinoa Spiced Coconut Yogurt Quinoa Muffins

10. Cereal and Milk Bars

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: My Recipes Cereal and Milk Bars

11. Make Ahead Fruit Parfaits

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Thirty Hand Made Days Make Ahead Fruit Parfaits

12. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Sallys Baking Addiction Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

13. Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Eats Amazing Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites

14. 2 Ingredient Keto Egg Breakfast Cups

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: The Soccer Mom Blog 2 Ingredient Keto Egg Breakfast Cups

15. Sun Butter, Banana & Chia Seed Toast

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: The Skinny Fork Sun Butter, Banana & Chia Seed Toast

Ready in 15 Minutes or Less

On the mornings where I do have time to make a good breakfast, but also don't want to spend all morning cooking...

These are some of my favorites:

16. Make Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Bellyfull Make Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas

17. Avocado Toast and Egg

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Simple Green Moms Avocado Toast and Egg

18. Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Avocado Breakfast Burrito

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Ambitious Kitchen Black Bean, Sweet Potato & Avocado Burrito

19. Weekday Huevos

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Working Mother Weekday Huevos

20. Quick and Easy Acai Bowl

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Dinner at the Zoo Quick and Easy Acai Bowl

21. Breakfast Baked Avocado Egg

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Creative Healthy Family Breakfast Baked Avocado Egg

Kid Favorites

These are all kid approved, but don't let that stop you from enjoying them too.

Here are some of mine and Ares' favorites:

22. Blueberry Lime Frozen Yogurt Bars

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Reebecki Supergirl Fresh and Fruity Blueberry Lime Yogurt Bars

23. Mini Pancake Donuts

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: It's Always Autumn Mini Pancake Donuts

24. Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Bites

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: The Comfort of Cooking Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Bites

25. Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Wraps

Recipe and Pictures Courtesy of: Genius Kitchen Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Wraps

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