The majority of us have either started the back to school rhythm or you are just about to head into it. We’ve talked before about how and why we should nourish our bodies well as mothers, but wellness applies to our kiddos too, especially as they are entering a day that is requiring much of them. We want to send them off to a day with a brain and body that has been nourished well to set them up for success.
Usually when we hear nourishing or healthy it translates to time-consuming or complicated. Mamas, we just don’t want that in the morning. We don’t want anything that will add to the stress, to do list, and the noise. Good news, you won’t find that here.
Here are 6 easy, nutrient-packed breakfasts for your kids
Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos
5 Whole Wheat or GF Tortillas
1 lb breakfast sausage
½ shredded cheese or ¼ cup nutritional yeast if dairy-free
Shredded spinach, optional
In a skillet, brown the ground breakfast sausage. Meanwhile, whisk 12 eggs in a bowl. When sausage is done, add whisked eggs. If adding spinach, add the shredded spinach as well. When whilted add in shredded cheese or nutritional yeast. Cook until eggs are scrambled to preference. Take off heat. On the counter lay out 5 sheets of foil and a tortilla on top. Divide out sausage-egg combo into each tortilla. Fold in sides first and roll. Roll in foil. Place in freezer. In the morning, take out of foil and put in the microwave for 1 ½ - 2 minutes.
Full Fat Greek Yogurt
Granola (look for low sugar + simple ingredients)
In a bowl, add yogurt + raw honey. Mix together. Top with granola and berries. Optional: add in chia seeds or hemp seeds.
Two Easy Nutrient Dense Toast Variations
Toast with Nut Butter + Banana + sprinkle Hemp Seeds
Toast with Avocado + sprinkle Nutritional Yeast
* use whole wheat, sourdough, sprouted, or Gluten Free toast
Make Ahead Egg Muffins
3/4 cup chopped spinach
1/2 grated raw sweet potato, peel first
2-3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
pink salt and pepper to taste
Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with lots of cooking spray. In a bowl whisk together egg whites and eggs. Add nutritional yeast, garlic powder, pink salt, + pepper + whisk until mixed well. In each cup, lay a layer of grated sweet potato (use cheese grater) + chopped spinach. Pour egg mixture in each cup to 3/4 way full. Bake at 350 for 15-18 min or until egg is firm.
Quick + Packed Oatmeal with hard boiled egg
1 packet instant oatmeal (we love organic Oats + Flax from Aldi, low sugar)
Best option: choose plain + sweeten with raw honey or pure maple syrup
Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
Hard Boiled Eggs (prep ahead for easy grab n go)
Pour one packet of instant oatmeal in bowl. Pour in hot water until barely covers oats. Let stand for a few minutes until soft and liquid absorbed. Stir in 1 tbsp hemp seeds + ½ tbsp flax seed. Stir in raw honey or pure maple syrup if needs sweetened. Optional: add blueberries. Serve with a halved hard boiled egg.
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Amanda Wilson is a wife, a mama to 2 boys, an RN, and has started using her passion for health to equip others in making it a lifestyle. She has a purpose to simplify health and wellness, making it a realistic pursuit for the individual in the season of life they find themselves.
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