Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
Start the day off with this perfectly delicious parfait which boasts the right amount of dairy, a healthy serving of fruit and hearty granola. Choose seasonal fruits or use defrosted berries from the freezer all year long.
Have some fun in the morning with these wacky sushi rolls made with your favourite combination of nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter or pea butter) and fruit, or a combination of cream cheese and your favourite fruit. The kids will have fun popping them in their mouths—serve with chopsticks for a bit more Asian ‘flavour'.
Get outside the bagel-and-cream-cheese box by adding slices of fruit to the top of your whole wheat or multigrain bagels. It's so much better than slapping on jam or other sugar-filled spreads. Let the kids choose the fruit toppings for some insurance that they'll finish them.
If runny eggs aren't their thing, but you want to pack some protein into their morning routine, try one of these scrambled egg wraps. We fill ours with grated cheese and salsa or chopped tomatoes, but the sky is the limit if you add other faves like peppers, onion or sausage. They are a great on-the-go choice for days when that bus is just a bit early.
Hot Quinoa & Mixed Berries
Move over oatmeal…because there's a new grain in town. Warm quinoa is packed with protein, it's wheat-free and simply delicious when mixed with frozen berries and a drizzle of honey. Feed them these ancient grains for their developing brains.
The kids will think you're magic when you serve up this classic recipe. Seriously, how did you get that egg in the piece of bread? Moms never give away their secrets—like the fact that you know how much protein is in one egg and why they are such a good way to start the day.
Wild Blueberry Muffin
They're delicious, nutritious and perfect for the morning, a recess snack or after school. There's nothing to not like about these little bite-sized snacks that are filled with our favourite superfruit, blueberries. Use frozen berries all through the winter.
Don't shake it like a Polaroid picture, that's so 2008. Shake it like an antioxidant-rich fruit smoothie and start the day off fresh and full. Don't be afraid to slip in some healthy fish oils or greens powder to enhance the health benefits of this super-kid drink.
Who knew that pumpkins are filled with vitamin C, potassium and lots of other important nutrients? Make these delicious pancakes in bulk and freeze for busy weekday mornings when you can warm them up in the toaster. No need for syrup on these cakes—just a few pieces of fruit on the side or some apple butter spread on top will do the trick.
Go Faster Granola Bars
Granola bars are a great idea in the morning when the kids are running out the door and need to pack some power into their rushed routine. Moms won't feel guilty if everyone sleeps in a bit later when she is armed with these delicious back up breakfasts or great snack options.