Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Moms

Busy moms need to start their days on the right foot, loaded up with all the right types of foods! Here are a few grab-and-go ideas to get you running with a full tank!

Fruit and Cheese Combo This is perfect any time of day but an apple and a few slices of a sharp cheese (like cheddar) makes a great and quick morning meal. The combination of fiber and protein will jump start your metabolism and ward off hunger.

Almond Butter WafflesFrozen, high fiber, whole grain, organic waffles are a great option for early mornings. Top with your favorite nut butter, a few chia or flax seeds, and you have an easy out-the-door meal.

Homemade Egg Muffin If you’re adverse to using the stove in the morning, this is where a microwave can come in handy. Crack an egg or two or pour ½ cup of egg whites into a bowl and microwave, covered, for one minute while toasting a whole grain English muffin in the toaster. When both the egg and muffin are cooked, add a slice of organic cheese and you have the perfect egg muffin!

Fruit Smoothie Blend together protein powder (I like a rice protein), spirulina (a blue green algae very high in iron and antioxidants), some organic yogurt and any combination of fruit. You can even throw your ingredients in the blender before bed, store it in the fridge overnight, and then all you have to do is push start in the morning!

Fruit Parfait This is another great one to prep the night before. Simply fill a cup with ½ cup of Greek yogurt, some of your favorite fruits (you can use fresh, frozen, or dried) and 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds. It’s refreshing and protein rich to get you off on the right track.

Published on: January 09, 2012
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Sara Snow has been called "green living’s real deal" and it’s easy to see why. Daughter of an organic foods pioneer, Tim Redmond, Sara grew up surrounded by organic gardens, compost piles and a family with a passion for green living.

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