By: Audrey Hasse
Most days, it’s hard enough to get yourself and the kids dressed and out the door, with everyone wearing the proper outfit and all of your belongings in hand, let alone prepare a well-balanced breakfast to start the day. The first challenge, time. How do you find the time to make a healthy meal? The second challenge, what in the world do you make?!
Let’s tackle the second challenge first. What do you make for a quick, easy, nutritious breakfast? Well, let’s be honest, coffee is probably first thing on that list. So once you have your coffee in hand, try these 4 yummy, well-balanced breakfast suggestions.
- Whole grain English muffin, egg, spinach and cheese breakfast sandwich
- Whole grain English muffin with peanut butter and a side of fresh fruit
- Strawberry, banana smoothie (Made with plain yogurt, frozen strawberries, fresh spinach, ½ banana and milk)
- Van’s waffle with 2 hardboiled eggs and a side of fresh fruit
Now, the second challenge: time. When you’re crunched for time in the mornings, here are a few things you can do to make sure you get a great meal to start your day.
- Make a plan for the week. Plan out your breakfasts for the upcoming week so you can prepare ahead of time.
- Make your breakfasts ahead of time: Hard boil your eggs at the beginning of the week so they are ready to go whenever you need them. Make individual smoothie pouches and put them in the freezer so that when you are ready to make your smoothie, you just throw them in the blender with milk and you’re ready to go. Make your English muffin, egg, and cheese sandwiches ahead of time and put them in the microwave before you head out the door in the morning.
- Make meals that are portable so you can bring them with you to work, or eat them on the way.
- Drive through Swiss Farms on your way to work to grab your cup of coffee and fresh cut fruit to complete your breakfast.
And, to save you even more time, here’s your Swiss Farms Shopping List to get your mornings started on the right foot. Don’t forget to sign up for the Philly Foodworks farm share to get the fresh produce you’ll need for your smoothie and breakfast sandwich.
- Cup of coffee
- Food for Life English Muffins
- Frozen strawberries
- Fresh cut fruit
- Full circle peanut butter
- Plain Chobani yogurt
- Van’s frozen waffles
Farm Favorite this Month
- Outshine Fruit Bars
Why we love them:
First, our Strawberry Outshine Fruit Bars are actually made with real strawberries, win! Another reason we love them, they are free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and they are non-GMO. What more could you ask for in a popsicle?! At only 60 calories a pop, these bars offer real fruit in a fun, frozen treat. So, you can feel good about giving them to your kids, and maybe sneaking one for yourself too.