Getting the family up and ready in the mornings is a struggle. Trying to make sure they’ve all had a good breakfast as well can seem impossible. Most of the quick fixes for breakfast are also very unhealthy, so you have to try and strike a balance between convenience and healthy eating. But there are some breakfast options that are both healthy and quick, so you can set the whole family up for the day, and make sure that everybody gets out of the house on time.
Porridge is very good for you as it offers slow-release energy that will sustain you until lunchtime. It can be a bit boring so you might have to add something to it to make it more interesting for the kids. Try putting in different fruits, or perhaps some honey. To make it easier for you in the mornings, you can prepare the porridge the evening before and just reheat it with a bit of extra milk and will be just the same as if you made it fresh.
A lot of people think of eggs as a more time-consuming ingredient but that isn’t always the case. It only takes a few minutes to cook the perfect boiled eggs which will always be popular with the whole family. You can also try making a quick scrambled egg, and add a few cherry tomatoes for a bit of a twist. These are just a few examples, but there are so many different recipes that you can make with eggs, all of them very nutritious and healthy.
Granola is very healthy, but you need to be careful when you buy it. The pre-made, shop bought varieties are often marketed as being very healthy. The truth is, they are often packed full of sugar, and so should be avoided. Making your own is often cheaper, and a lot better for you and your family. You can use any dried fruit that you want, and mix it with some oats and nuts. By making a large batch every few weeks or so, and keeping it in sealed jars, you have all of the convenience of buying cereal from the shop, but it will be a lot healthier.
If you haven’t even got time to sit down and eat breakfast, then smoothies are a good way of getting everything you need. You can drink them on the way to work or school, and the flavor options are very broad so the kids won’t get bored. You can also try adding vegetable juices for an extra boost of nutrition. However, you should be aware that smoothies have quite a high sugar content, so avoid having them every day, and if you are having smoothies for breakfast, watch your sugar intake for the rest of the day.
Just like normal cereal, cereal bars contain a lot of sugar and additives. By making your own, you can make sure that everybody gets a healthy breakfast, and you can grab one on the way out of the door if you’re running a bit late.