Breakfast is brain food for kids. While skipping breakfast is really a bad idea for anyone, kids will have the impact more. They have a higher ratio of brain weight to liver weight, meaning their brains’ overnight demand for glucose more quickly outstrips the supply stored in the liver than it does in adults. Thus, refueling with the proper breakfast is vitally important. In this article we will be discussing a few healthy breakfast recipes that can be included in a healthy vegetarian diet.
Overnight oats are a great alternative to cereal in the mornings. The prep time is basically the same, you just have to do it at night instead of in the morning. It’s also a perfect blank canvas for whatever flavors you or your kids enjoy, so everyone will be happy.
All you need to get started is regular rolled oats, some type of milk and something to sweeten it like mashed banana, honey or maple syrup. From there you can add nut butters, berries, seeds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, really anything that you have on hand.
Hard boiled eggs
Life is just easier when you have a bowl of hard boiled eggs sitting in the fridge. Cook up a batch on Sunday and keep them in the fridge for quick breakfasts, school lunches and amped up dinner salads. Just remember not to peel them until you’ll be eating them.
For breakfast all you need to add is some fruit and a piece of toast and everyone will leave the house fueled for the day ahead. Plus, in my experience, kids love them. Follow this guide to the perfect hard boiled egg, including the best way to peel them.
To make this porridge you will need a cup of wheat grains, ginger and lemon. Take the wheat and boil it. Add some ginger paste, salt to taste and 2-3 drops of lemon juice. The porridge has a tangy and spicy flavor to it. It is a simple and healthy vegetarian porridge option.
These baked egg cups are very simple, but they taste like you spent a lot of time on breakfast. All you need to do is whisk together some eggs and the fillings of your choice and then pour the mixture into the cups of a muffin pan. Bake and you’ve got small, crustless quiches that can be stored in the fridge and pulled out for a delicious breakfast (or lunch) at the drop of a hat.
Smoothies are a great option for getting out the door quickly and you can use whatever you have on hand. As long as there is some type of milk or yogurt in the house, you can make smoothies. Add frozen or fresh fruit for kids, vegetables like spinach, broccoli or kale and nut butters, spices or honey to make them extra special. I’ve found that half a banana can cover the flavor of any leafy green if you prefer that your smoothie not taste like vegetables, but still want to get the added health benefits.