8 Simple, Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Your Family

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Research shows that people who skip breakfast are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than their breakfast-eating counterparts.

But mornings can get very hectic, so you might be tempted to skip breakfast or grab something not-so-healthy on the go. Here are 8 simple recipes for a healthy and yummy breakfast that your family can enjoy every day.

Eggs are a staple to nearly any meal. They are easy, simple to make, and it is super easy to customize them to your liking.

#1: Hardboiled eggs

Hard-boiled eggs

This is the easiest of the egg breakfasts to make. You just need to be careful with the draining of the hot water from the eggs.

  1. Place the eggs in a pot or saucepan
  2. Fill a pot or pan with cold water until the eggs are fully covered
  3. Turn the heat on and wait for the water to boil
  4. Once the water is boiling, remove the eggs from the heat
  5. Let the eggs sit in the water for 14-17 minutes, depending on how you like them. If you like them runnier, only keep them in for 14, if you like them completely cooked, let them sit longer.
  6. Drain the water and place the eggs in a bowl of ice water for a couple of minutes
  7. Peel the eggs, add salt and enjoy!

#2: Scrambled eggs

scrambled eggs

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  1. 4 Eggs
  2. ¼ cup of Milk
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. Olive oil/butter (this helps to prevent sticking, so pick whichever you prefer)

Time to Cook!

  1. Crack the 4 eggs into a medium bowl
  2. Add the milk, some salt, and some pepper
  3. Heat a medium saucepan on the stove
  4. Add the butter or olive oil to the pan and heat until it is hot.
    1. A good way to test it is by tilting the pan. If the oil or butter moves as if it was water, it is definitely hot enough.
  5. Pour in the egg mixture
  6. Wait a little bit until the eggs have solidified slightly on the bottom
  7. Gently take a spatula and pull the eggs across the pan. You want to be gentle enough that you don’t break the bottom layer of egg
  8. If you have any ingredients you want to add, add them now!
  9. Continue to pull/mix the eggs until there is no more liquid. Don’t stir too much!
  10. When the eggs are solid enough, flip to the other side to ensure it is completely cooked
  11. Take off the heat and serve!

The main difference between an omelet and scrambled egg is the consistency of the egg.

#3: Omelet

Omelet

Ingredients for 2 servings

  1. 4 Eggs
  2. ¼ cup of Milk
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. Olive oil/butter (this helps to prevent sticking, so pick whichever you prefer)
  6. Any additional toppings (cut up ham, cheese, veggies, etc)

Time to Cook!

  1. Crack the 4 eggs into a medium bowl
  2. Add the milk, some salt and some pepper
  3. Heat a medium saucepan on the stove
  4. Add the butter or olive oil to the pan and heat until it is hot.
    1. A good way to test it is by tilting the pan. If the oil or butter moves as if it was water, it is definitely hot enough.
  5. Pour in the egg mixture
  6. Unlike the scramble, don’t pull/mix the eggs. Just let it sit there until it is firm
  7. Once there is just a little bit of liquid, add your additional ingredients
  8. Use your spatula and fold the egg in half, over your ingredients
  9. Let it cook until the eggs are golden brown underneath
  10. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!

#4: Toast

Toast

Toast is simple to make, and only needs limited amounts of heat. The best part is that you can pair it with almost any topping to make delicious combinations to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

  1. Jam
  2. Butter
  3. Peanut/sunflower/almond butter
  4. Avocado
  5. Fruits
  6. Fried egg (See above)

#5: Oatmeal

Oatmeal

This is probably the most complex recipe in this list, but it will still take under 15 minutes. Here is a list of ingredients you should gather beforehand. (Feel free to alter the recipe to your preferred taste)

Materials:

  1. Medium size saucepan
  2. Mixing spoon
  3. Measuring cup
  4. Teaspoons

Ingredients (for two servings)

  1. 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  2. 1 cup milk
  3. 1 cup water
  4. ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  5. ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon of honey
  7. Toppings like nuts/berries (optional but highly recommended)

Time to Cook:

  1. Mix the oats(1 cup), water(1 cup), salt(⅛ teaspoon) and cinnamon (½ teaspoon) in a medium saucepan
  2. Place on high heat and wait for your mixture to begin to boil
  3. Once it is boiling, keep the saucepan on, but reduce the heat to low.
  4. Simmer at the low heat for 3-5 minutes. As it thickens, stir occasionally
  5. After it has reached the desired consistency, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a minute or two
  6. Transfer the oatmeal to bowls
  7. Add desired toppings
  8. Enjoy!

#6: Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt parfait

This is a simple and yummy, no-heat recipe that even the youngest kids can do.

  1. Put your yogurt base in a bowl. My personal favorite is vanilla, but any will do!
  2. Add toppings
    1. Fresh fruit
    2. Granola
    3. Honey (for extra sweetness)

#7: Fresh cut fruit

Fresh cut fruit

It is hard to go wrong with fruit. It’s healthy and can even satisfy the sweetest tooth!

#8: Smoothie

Smoothie

  1. Gather your ingredients. Almost any combination will work!
    1. Fruits
    2. Veggies
    3. Milk/Yogurt
    4. Ice
    5. Juice
  2. Pop your ingredients in a blender, blend and serve a refreshing, easy and healthy breakfast!
  3. If you aren’t sure what combination of fruits works best, it is hard to go wrong with bananas mixed with berries and a dash of yogurt or milk.

Hopefully you and your kids can try out these easy recipes yourselves.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure your kids can feed themselves. No more “But I don’t know how” or “It is too hard” excuses!

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