Wellness for the family: healthy breakfast hacks for busy parents

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It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children. Research shows that eating breakfast is linkedbetter performanceB. on math tests, vocabulary tests, challenging brain teasers and response to frustration.

Life is busy no matter who you are and for many – preparing a healthy breakfast is low on the priority list on busy mornings. But making breakfast ahead of time can mean the difference between a stressful start to the day and a smooth one.

While a drive-through breakfast can reduce morning stress, it often doesn’t fit the bill for healthy choices. Here are five easy and healthy breakfast hacks to help you wake up stress-free:

Overnight Oats. Oats are a breakfast staple—packed with energizing B vitamins, iron, and hearty carbs. Set out mason jars or drinking glasses the evening before a busy morning and fill them with overnight oats ingredients. These will keep for two to three days. Try one of these nutrient-dense and delicious flavor combinations:

Vegetable + egg muffins. Protein is an important breakfast nutrient because it helps you stay full longer than fat and carbohydrates. Eggs are a nutrient-dense, complete protein that can be incorporated into a variety of breakfast recipes from omelettes to muffins. Try making these easyTomato Basil Egg Muffins warm up quickly and eat on the go. The cheesiness may make them a kid favorite.

Chia seed parfait. High in fiber, calcium, iron and heart-healthy fatty acids, chia seeds are a nutritious addition to a breakfast. When combined with milk, chia seeds puff up – creating a pudding-like texture that you can enjoy with your favorite fruit. In a mason jar, combine 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon honey, then refrigerate until thick and creamy. Top with fresh fruit like berries or sliced ​​bananas along with a few tablespoons of granola.

Bento box combo. Eating breakfast together is a convenient way to get a variety of nutrients. In a bento box, add these simple ingredients that go perfectly together in flavor heaven:

  • Egg halves sprinkled with everything but the bagel seasoning
  • A low prep fruit like grapes
  • whole grain crackers
  • cucumber slices
  • hummus

Ready-made omelet. Fresh omelettes taste best, but require some effort. Luckily, most of the preparation can be done the night before. Simply whisk together a few eggs with a handful of spinach, diced tomatoes and onions, grated cheese, and a splash of unsweetened milk. In the morning, the omelette mixture is ready for quick searing in a pan coated with olive oil.

A healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, but a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Your future self will thank you.

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