Ok Moms put down the coffee cup! You need more than caffeine to fuel you through your day. Breakfast for busy moms is usually nothing! Or maybe our kids leftovers! Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day and as a busy mom it's the easiest one for us to skip with all the chaos that mornings bring! I don't know about you but I can get up with my kids and get busy with all their stuff and before I know it I've missed breakfast completely! Here are some of my favorite breakfast choices.
For breakfast I'll just do an egg over medium. I find it super easy to just crack an egg into a pan and throw in some sausage and then I am ready to go!
My Favorite Meal Replacement Shake
I've been traveling for 5 weeks so for my breakfast currently I am doing a meal replacement shake. When you choose a shake check the ingredients! Look for high protein and something that has no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. I love mine because it has 20 grams of protein, 24 vitamins and minerals and is sweetened with organic palm sugar.
I'll do a quarter cup of the quick oats and then add some fruit. My go to fruit is strawberries, raspberries or pomegranate. You want to avoid instant oatmeal or check the ingredients. A lot of instant oatmeal is loaded in a lot of sugar!
I love how yummy a fruit smoothie is! I'll mix my favorite vanilla protein powder with frozen strawberries and unsweetened coconut milk. Then I'll blend it all in my nutri-bullet and all the pieces of that can go in the dishwasher for a quick clean up.
Avocado Toast with Egg
I love Avocado and it's a great healthy fat, and yes not all fats are bad for you. Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fatty acids. Did you know that avocados have more potassium than a banana? They are also loaded in fiber and can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Use a muffin tin and mix eggs and your favorite veggies together and then bake in the oven. Last time I did this I used onions and green peppers. I made enough for the week and then I had a ready made breakfast that I could heat up in under a minute.
I love multi grain toast with an over medium egg on top. This gives you healthy grains and protein which will help keep you feeling fuller longer.
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Wait..what?? Yes chocolate cake! When I'm not traveling this is one of my go to breakfast choices! I take a packet of my favorite chocolate protein powder and mix it with one egg and 2 tablespoons of water. I cook it for a minute in the microwave in the pampered chef ceramic egg cooker and it tastes just like chocolate cake but it's healthy for us!
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If you prep this on a Sunday and make enough for the whole week you can freeze them and then just pop them in the toaster for a simple breakfast. Here is a great recipe you can try.
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We loves almond butter at our house and it's a staple at home. I eat it on toast, apples, celery, etc. I love peanut butter but almond butter is a healthier option and I find with almond butter I really don't miss peanut butter at all.
Special K Red Berries
And no I don't mean a bowl of sugar! There are plenty of cereal out there that are not loaded in sugar and that can be good for you. I typically don't eat cereal but I do like the Special K red berries cereal.
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Do you love apples? Apples with almond butter and cinnamon are delicious! My favorite type of apple for this are the Granny Smith apples.
If I'm in a really big hurry to get out of the door I'll measure out a serving of cashews and take those with me and sometimes I'll add a little sea salt to them. I love them because they are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Look for raw cashews and avoid the ones that are covered in sugar.
I hope you have found some helpful breakfast ideas here. As a busy mom it's so easy to skip breakfast however we need to stop doing that and take care of ourselves!
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