Easy and Healthy Breakfasts to Get Your Day Started

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Easy and Healthy Breakfasts to Get Your Day Started

Mornings used to be a hectic routine here in the Schaffer household. Getting the kids prepped for school, looking over my daily schedule, checking in with Bobby before he heads out for work—all our meals had to be quick and simple. (Cold cereal anyone?) But now, we have the time to relax and make a delicious breakfast. It’s one of the good things about being under quarantine. One of the not so good things? Meal fatigue. 

My family still has busy mornings, but now it’s less about time and more about making new, healthy meals that are good to eat and good for you. And I still want them to be easy enough that my kids can help out in the kitchen. Which is why I’m always brainstorming ways to have fun in the kitchen while still making sure everyone is well-fed and ready to start the day. These seven breakfast recipes are easy, delicious and will get you and your family ready for the day—even if it’s spent at home.


The average person sits down to breakfast at 7:31 a.m. during the week and 8:28 a.m. on the weekend.


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Ham and Cheese Egg Cups

I’ve found it. The lifesaving, no-brainer breakfast from Kristine’s Kitchen that even I can’t mess up. You can put whatever you want in the egg mix! But personally, I love the sneaky add-in of quinoa or veggies for some extra nutrients.

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Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

My freezer is my best friend. This breakfast sandwich recipe from Jess Fuel is ideal for making a big batch and then throwing them in the freezer to last you for the rest of the week. When you’re back on a homeschooling schedule or the kids need a quick bite, toss one in the microwave for a couple of minutes and you have the perfect hot meal!


The concept of breakfast food didn’t exist in the U.S. until the mid to late 1800s.


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Healthy and Rich Yogurt

Buying packs of yogurt cups for kids can be expensive, but this yogurt-in-a-jar recipe from Culinary Ginger is the perfect remedy! Put your favorite fruits and granola on the bottom, then top with your yogurt of choice. Lay out all your ingredients beforehand then let the family add toppings like their own breakfast dessert bar!


It was not until the 15th century that “breakfast” came into use in written English to describe a morning meal, which literally means to break the fasting period of the prior night.


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Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

Who said cookies aren’t for breakfast?! These peanut butter cookies from With Salt and Wit are mixed with bananas and chia seeds and are insanely delicious for total mom points. Plus you can make extras and set them aside for snacktime, lunchtime, even after-dinner dessert.

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Mini Pancake Muffins

Traditional pancakes can get a little boring. The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for pancake mini muffins, brings all that iconic pancake flavor in these adorable, fun poppers. Mix in chocolate chips or berries for a sweet treat!


In Ancient Egypt, peasants ate a daily meal, most likely in the morning, consisting of beer, bread, and onions before they left for work in the fields or work commanded by the pharaohs.


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PB&J Muffins

This Woman’s Day recipe for PB&J muffins is an instant hit with the kids and is packed with good stuff to ease any mom guilt. Win-win.


A typical Japanese breakfast consists of rice, miso soup, fermented soybeans, grilled fish, some pickled vegetables and a small salad.


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Overnight Oats

All hail overnight oats! This Scratch Mommy recipe for overnight oats is a hit with kids and adults, packed with nutrients and so easy and fun to prepare with the kids the day before. It’s a delicious breakfast treat the family will look forward to!


Norma’s, the restaurant in Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridien, serves up a $1,000 omelet. It’s a frittata made with six eggs and lobster claw, and it is topped off with ten ounces of caviar.


 

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