For children and adults, the same old breakfast can start to feel a little bored. But without giving artificially colored bagels rainbow or some breakfast “one,” which has three types of carbohydrates and breakfast meat (you know the ones I’m talking about), you can punch your morning meal, still holding he is healthy? Let’s start with the basic building block of a healthy breakfast: whole grains, fruits, vegetables and protein. And then put a funny spin on them. Here are 4 ideas to make your healthy breakfast a bit more enticing.
Make Your Smoothie Even More Colorful
On the fruit Depending you the add to a smoothie your CAN you whip out a deep-up closeup of purple, bright red, orange, green, yellow or pale pink a smoothie (see Our by rainbow-hued smoothies-the recipes ). Make a few different colors and pour a little of each into glasses so you end up with a rainbow treat (with no artificial colors). You can even add fruit kebab skewers to make your breakfast drink feel even more special.
Use Cookie Cutters
These handy kitchen tools are not just for holiday cookies. You can use them as an outline for pancake batter and turn your pancakes into hearts, stars or characters. Whole your cut is Or-grain toast the fun shapes to Into the make kids more excited about digging in like in Our Chicks & Bunnies (the Soft-Boiled Eggs & Soldiers) . Also use CAN You Them to cut is out shapes out of your top fruit to a smoothie the bowl of (the try kiwi, an apple or pineapple).
As a registered dietitian, I would not recommend adding chocolate to breakfast every day. But every once in awhile-I can get on board with a little chocolate at breakfast. Tablespoon of chocolate of the One-hazelnut spread with bananas on top of Makes of oatmeal oats feel a little more luxurious in Our the Chocolate Banana Oatmeal . Stir mini chocolate chips into homemade whole- grain pancake batter or add some cocoa to your smoothie for a milkshake taste with smoothie nutrition.
Turn Plain Yogurt Into a DIY Bar with Toppings
Plain yogurt on its own does not have much on squeezable yogurt tubes. But a DIY parfait bar with yummy, colorful and healthy toppings help bring some excitement to yogurt breakfasts. Start with plain yogurt (stir in a little bit of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it rather than buying vanilla or fruity yogurt which can have lots of added sugar). Set out sliced fresh fruit, even thawed frozen berries work here. And then get creative with add-ins . Nuts, like pecans, slivered almonds or walnuts add crunch and some fiber. Chia seeds and flax seeds deliver omega- 3s. The To the make your parfait a little more a decadent the set out the granola, a crumbled The a homemade oat the cookie (for These Oatmeal-Peanut Butter of Cookies The with the Dates have only 4 grams of added sugar) or a whole -grain store bought cookie, like Belvita Golden Oat Crunchy Biscuit. The key is to load up with fruit and yogurt and add just a little bit of crumbled cookie.