Ginger Snap Crafts: guest blogger {nadia with ideas for breakfast on the go}

guest blogger {nadia with ideas for breakfast on the go}

I’m excited to have Nadia with us today sharing some yummy breakfast on the go ideas.

I know I struggle with finding something that is yummy & nutritious for those back to school mornings. 

{Can’t wait to give these recipes a try!}  Take it away, Nadia.

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There's a reason why experts have stressed the importance of eating a well-balanced breakfast every

morning—it helps fuel your child's body which is needed to stay focused and alert throughout the school day. Without breakfast, your child's glycogen levels will decrease which can result not only in grogginess, but may also inhibit your child from concentrating and retaining information as well. This may ultimately affect your child's performance in school. Thus breakfast truly is the most important meal of day. But sometimes, your child may not have enough time to sit down and enjoy a hearty breakfast. That said, below are some great on-the-go breakfast ideas for days your child is too pressed for time. And the best part? They're healthy.

Breakfast Pizza

breakfast pizza

Pizza for breakfast, it's every kid's dream. This delicious recipe isn't exactly the cheesy pie your kid is used too, but it's just as yummy and extremely nutritious. The pizza "crust" is actually a toasted whole wheat English muffin, but it can be substituted with whole wheat pita bread or a toasted whole wheat bagel too. The recipe below is in its simplest form, but be free to experiment with various of your child's favorite breakfast food items for "toppings" including small pieces of potatoes, bacon, turkey sausage, and avocado slices for example. This recipe is originally retrieved from Betty Crocker, but we've added our own little twist.

Ingredients:

Makes 4 pizzas

• 2 tsp olive oil

• 2 tablespoons water

• Dash of sea salt

• Dash of pepper

• 4 eggs, lightly beaten

• 2 tablespoons chopped cooked ham

• 2 whole wheat English muffins, split, toasted

• 1/4 cup reduced-fat grated cheddar cheese

• 1/4 cup of salsa

Directions: In a small bowl whisk together egg, salt, pepper, and water. Pour olive oil in heated frying pan. Add raw egg mixture. Add ham. Scramble eggs until thoroughly cooked. Toast English muffins. Spread on salsa on each piece. Add even amount of egg mixture on each piece and sprinkle with cheese.

Potato and Egg Mini Frittata

fritatta

These bite-sized frittatas are almost like a savory muffin but will give your child ample protein. This is our own recipe, but a very similar one (for a visual sake) is provide by the Incredible Edible Egg.

Ingredients:

Makes 6

• 1 cup of frozen shredded potatoes

• ¼ cup of chopped onion

• 6 eggs, beaten

• ½ cup milk

• 1 cup of low fat shredded cheese

• 2 tsp of olive oil

• Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 450. In a large bowl mix defrosted shredded potatoes and onion. Add salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil in 6-muffin pan until coated. Divide potato mixture evenly into 6-muffin pan, making sure to press the bottoms and get potato on the sides. Divide beaten eggs into each muffin pan. Sprinkle each portion with cheese (add tomato or green peppers for color if you like). Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the center is set/cooked through.

Blueberry and Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

blueberry smoothie

If your child isn't too fond of fruit, one way to get your child to squeeze in some fruit during your child's morning meal is to make a smoothie. These smoothies are simple enough that they can be made the morning of, or made the night before. As a bonus, they're extremely high in antioxidants, which can keep your child fight off common colds throughout the school year.

Ingredients:

Makes 4

• 6 oz. of vanilla-flavored low-fat/ fat free yogurt

• 16 oz. of blueberries ( or choose a frozen variety)

• 3 to 4 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks

• 1 cup of Quaker quick-cooking oats (or of another brand)

• 1/3 cup of Kool-Aid powder strawberry flavored Soft Drink Mix (sugar-sweetened)

• 1 cup of water

• ½ cup of ice

Directions: Pour all of ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour liquid in portable beverage bottle.

Original Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minor9th/2343635573/

Creative common license for photo: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.ene

Author Bio:

This is a guest post by Nadia Jones who blogs at online college. about education, college, student, teacher, money saving, movie related topics. You can reach her at: nadia.jones5 @ gmail.com.

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Thanks so much for sharing, Nadia!

Remember if YOU have a yummy back to school breakfast idea or recipe…. link up it up {here}.

1 comment:

  1. love this idea would be great for weekend brunch

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