Who knew breakfast would ever be a hard sell? For a gazillion years it was a no-brainer. Humans need breakfast to launch the day. With National Better Breakfast Month off to a good start, here are some top picks for eating breakfast as the anchor of all things healthy, wealthy and wise.
For those who “just want a few more minutes of sleep,” prep ahead. Mix Crockpot® Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut oats the night before. No half-and-half on hand? Sub ½ cup 2% milk plus 3 teaspoons melted unsalted butter.
Pre-mix the batter like these Overnight waffles (photo above) or the dry ingredients for pancakes.
If you need gluten-free, don’t miss this great recipe! (Good Morning Pancakes)
Last but not least, fresh-from-the-bread-machine bread with peanut butter, oranges and milk!
If you’re a teacher or student, expand the learning AND breakfast options. Once a week offer a Breakfast Club with your classroom. Here’s how one middle school did so with a Life Skills class. School Nutrition Association’s SmartBrief Sept. 6, 2016,
Two resources to check out include
- No Kid Hungry’s Cooking Matters web-site for a Breakfast Boost worksheet.
- HBA’s own Portable Kitchen classroom ideas with videos to make great granola and Breakfast Parfaits and Pumpkin Pancakes
If you’re draggin’ long before lunch even when you eat breakfast, something’s not right. There’s breakfast and there’s grabbing an energy beverage, soda, coffee or candy bar. Get in balance with some good guidance like The Wheat Foods Council
Back-to-Breakfast Tool Kit of research-based recipes, blog posts and tweets.