Every morning I wake up, shower, get the kids ready, pack lunches, feed the kids breakfast, drink a cup of coffee and fly out the door! If I am showered and dressed then we are moving in the right direction! My kids' hair will be done but mine will be in a mom tail - pony tail that requires very little effort but still looks clean and up. Have I eaten breakfast? No! That is right Mama is running on just coffee. Is that healthy for us moms? No Way! The problem is that I never find the five minutes of time that I need to get breakfast accomplished for myself. I should say I never prioritize those five minutes for myself.
Well I have just returned to my healthy eating patterns after taking about a 5 month hiatus ...I paid for every month...trust me! With healthy eating I have found that breakfast makes a HUGE difference. I am not talking about numbers I see on the scale, although those change too, I am talking about the energy I need to be a good mom to my kids! I need to fuel my body in the morning so that I have energy to run, play, entertain, laugh, and create memories with the kiddos.
So how do you make breakfast when there is really never any time in the morning... Simple. Prepare for the fact that you are busy. What? Yes, arm yourself with easy on the go meals!
Ok here are a few I LOVE!
I love this idea. I always have apples in the house for the kids and keep granola cereal for my Husband. Yes, I said I don't feed myself breakfast but keep cereal in the house for my husband. I am aware that this is messed up! Listen, I love to care for others, hence everyone else gets food. Also, don't worry I make up for it at la la la LUNCH! This is one of the things my healthy breakfast will fix. Ok, back to the apples. Simply take the apples, core them, slice them and then make a sandwich with peanut butter and granola. I send one of mine to school and with all of the allergies in schools I would not want to make this with peanut butter in the morning so I would use a sunbutter or alternative. If I care about my kids health why not care about others too right!?
Next up is a hit for my husband and son! We make this as a simple burrito made with a whole wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, a pinch of low fat cheese, and turkey bacon. I can make these on the weekend and freeze them for the week. What a great protein source for us to start the day! Grab, defrost and go!
Next up is a Kid favorite! We can use this for breakfast or dessert depending on how it is prepared... Banana roll anyone?
Normally for a sweet snack we take a tortilla, spread a T of peanut butter, almond butter, sunbutter etc. on it. Then slice a banana and put the slices on top of the peanut butter. If it is a dessert put a few chocolate chips on and top with another tortilla. Place on the grill and it is kid friendly and adult approved sweetness. For breakfast all you have to do is avoid the chocolate and just roll a banana in a tortilla topped with peanut butter. Yum!
Craving something sweet but don't want to do the sugary cereal? Try a chocolate shake! Umm... sign me up please!
|Recipe from the Messy Baker Blog!|
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Again riding the Paleo wave..
So now that you have the tools to start your day off right it is time to start prioritizing Mama! Today I shall leave you with the breakfast club... Fitting eh?