Being a mom can be hard. We take care of our kids, our house, and many of us have jobs as well. Finding the time to create healthy and balanced meals can be difficult, especially at the beginning of the day when we’re just trying to get out of the house.
What if I told you that you didn’t have to sacrifice a healthy breakfast for a busy schedule? It’s true. Below are four healthy breakfast ideas that won’t bust even the busiest moms schedule. Trust me, both your kids and your body will thank you.
Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast that provides essential minerals to your body, while also keeping you full throughout the morning. Oatmeal on the stovetop can be made in under ten minutes or you can throw them in the fridge with a little bit milk, or even almond milk. That way they are ready as soon as you wake up in the morning.
The great thing about oatmeal is it’s versatile. It’s a blank canvas that can be painted to fit every family members individual tastes. Peanut butter, chocolate chips, honey, maple syrup, and fruits can all be added it give it a burst of flavor that it otherwise lacks.
If you need to take your breakfast on the go, smoothies are a great option for you. It only takes a couple of minutes to combine frozen fruits with juice or water to create a beverage packed full of vitamins and minerals. What a great way to start your day off right. Go to this page for help with finding a blender that fits your family’s needs.
Like oatmeal, toast is another blank canvas that you can build upon to make a healthy and filling breakfast for you family. It’s also inexpensive, so your budget will thank you too. Toppings can include any combination of peanut butter, fruits, honey, jam, or even vegetables to create an endless amount of flavor possibilities.
Eggs and Fruit
Eggs and fruit are a quick and simple meal that can even be made ahead of time if you don’t have time to prepare a meal each morning. Boil the eggs at the beginning of your week and then chop up fruit to make a salad.
Eggs are packed full of protein, and the fruit will provide vitamins, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants to help keep you going. Store them both in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast that your kids won’t even need your help to grab.
If you want a breakfast that is a little more complex, consider planning ahead and filling up your freezer. You can make ahead waffles, pancakes, muffins, and even breakfast burritos ahead of time and put them away to be pulled out and microwaved each morning.
This is a great option for families with a lot of kids who each want to eat something different in the mornings. Your family gets a healthy meal, and you’re not turned into a short order cook. Win-win.
Although it might not always seem that way, it is possible to provide a healthy meal for you and your family. Even with the busiest of schedules. You can take some time to make a smoothie or create a blank canvas with oatmeal or toast that your family can build upon with whatever sounds good to them that morning. You can even plan ahead and boil eggs or prepare freezer meals for your family to choose from throughout the week. It might seem impossible sometimes, but it’s totally possible for busy moms to start their day off right with a balanced meal. And it doesn’t have to take a ton of time.