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Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Big Family

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Have you ever been told that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?

Just kidding, I am sure all of us get this statement several hundred times even before turning 20 πŸ˜…

I remember as a kid, I did not like to have breakfast on weekdays, as we had to get up pretty early to get to school on time… Well, I am definitely not a morning person and I was just staring for long minutes at the jam and bread or whatever was prepared for us by my Mom…

Now as a Mom myself, I wake up earlier to have some quiet me time before the morning rush and be able to prepare breakfast… just to witness the same sleepy face of my Little One every single morning – not really willing to eat more than a few bites. πŸ™„ Can you relate to that?

So I decided to do some research on easy breakfast ideas, mainly using simple ingredients to make changes in our usual breakfast. It is also great to have some quick breakfast ideas when we have some other family members visiting us, and easy breakfast meals are needed to feed the entire family. Feeding big families can be challenging πŸ˜…

Why is Breakfast Important?

Well, as we have heard so many times, we tend to accept without any proof that breakfast is important.😁 

But if you need some arguments to convince your sleepy family about it, you can check this article: according to this recent study among Japanese school children

“Children and adolescents who regularly skip breakfast are at a greater risk of obesity than those who regularly eat breakfast.”

But I have one more reason, which is more valid on lazy weekends and holidays when there is not an early morning rush: it is such a great bonding activity to prepare a good breakfast together!

Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas (only 2 ingredients)

I have to admit, that cooking and meal planning is still not my favorite chore… but I love thinking in structures, and looking for smart solutionsπŸ˜…

So what about breakfast ideas needing only 2 ingredients?

#4 is one of our favorite recipes right now 😊

  1. Fruit Yogurt Parfait:
    • Ingredients: Greek yogurt, fresh berries.
    • Instructions: Layer Greek yogurt and fresh berries in a glass or bowl to create a delicious and nutritious parfait. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later.
  2. Avocado Toast:
    • Ingredients: Ripe avocado, whole-grain toast.
    • Instructions: Mash the ripe avocado onto toasted whole-grain bread. Add a sprinkle of salt or your favorite seasoning for extra flavor. Serve and enjoy!
  3. Egg and Spinach Wrap:
    • Ingredients: Eggs, fresh spinach, whole-grain wrap. (well, this is actually 3 ingredients but I still find it a very easy egg recipe)
    • Instructions: Scramble eggs and cook with fresh spinach until the spinach is wilted. Fill a whole-grain wrap with the egg and spinach mixture. Roll up and enjoy your protein-packed wrap!
  4. Banana Oat Pancakes:
    • Ingredients: Ripe bananas, oats.
    • Instructions: Mash ripe bananas and mix with oats to create a batter. Cook the batter on a non-stick pan until golden brown on both sides. Serve warm and enjoy these naturally sweetened pancakes!
  5. Greek Yogurt Smoothie:
    • Ingredients: Greek yogurt, frozen fruit. (my Daughter would eat it every day)
    • Instructions: Blend Greek yogurt with your choice of frozen fruit until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy this creamy and refreshing smoothie for a quick and nutritious breakfast!
  6. Cottage Cheese and Pineapple:
    • Ingredients: Cottage cheese, fresh pineapple chunks.
    • Instructions: Serve fresh pineapple chunks with a side of cottage cheese for a light and satisfying breakfast. Enjoy the creamy texture of cottage cheese paired with the sweetness of pineapple!
  7. Apple and Peanut Butter:
    • Ingredients: Apples, peanut butter.
    • Instructions: Slice apples and serve with a dollop of peanut butter for a crunchy and satisfying breakfast. Dip the apple slices into the peanut butter for a delicious and nutritious treat!
  8. Chia Seed Pudding:
    • Ingredients: Chia seeds, almond milk.
    • Instructions: Mix chia seeds with almond milk and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top with your favorite fruits or nuts for a creamy and nutrient-rich pudding that’s ready to enjoy!
  9. Sweet Potato Toast:
    • Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, toppings of choice (such as almond butter or avocado).
    • Instructions: Slice sweet potatoes thinly and toast until golden brown. Top with your favorite toppings, such as almond butter or avocado slices, for a nutritious and delicious breakfast option!
  10. Egg and Tomato Breakfast Sandwich:
    • Ingredients: Eggs, bigger tomatoes.
    • Instructions: Fry eggs and place them between slices of fresh tomato. Enjoy this low-carb and protein-packed breakfast sandwich for a quick and satisfying meal!

Healthy Breakfasts When You Have More Time

Either you have more time for batch cooking and large family freezer meals series on the weekend, or just enjoy a lazy morning, and looking for an easy meal idea, you can get some inspiration from some of the best breakfast ideas I recently collected for big families 😊

  1. French Toast:
    • Ingredients: Bread slices, eggs, milk, cinnamon.
    • Instructions: Dip bread slices in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk, and cinnamon. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple syrup for a delicious breakfast treat.
  2. Peanut Butter Banana Toast:
    • Ingredients: Whole-grain toast, peanut butter, bananas.
    • Instructions: Spread peanut butter on whole-grain toast and top with sliced bananas. It’s a quick and healthy breakfast idea that’s perfect even for busy mornings.
  3. Hearty Breakfast Burritos:
    • Ingredients: Tortillas, eggs, pork sausage, cheddar cheese.
    • Instructions: Scramble eggs with cooked pork sausage and cheddar cheese. Spoon the mixture onto tortillas, roll them up, and enjoy a hearty breakfast on the go.
  4. Waffle:
    • Ingredients: Waffle mix, fresh fruit.
    • Instructions: Make waffles in a waffle iron and serve with fresh fruit toppings. It’s a great way to start the day with a delicious and filling breakfast.
  5. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes:
    • Ingredients: Pancake mix, peanut butter, jelly.
    • Instructions: Make pancakes using pancake mix. Spread peanut butter and jelly between two pancakes to create a tasty sandwich. It’s a fun twist on a classic breakfast favorite.
  6. Baked Oatmeal Surprise:
    • Ingredients: Rolled oats, milk, eggs, maple syrup, fresh fruit.
    • Instructions: Mix rolled oats, milk, eggs, and maple syrup in a baking dish. Add fresh fruit on top and bake until golden brown. It’s a delicious and healthy breakfast option that’s perfect for special occasions.
  7. Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast:
    • Ingredients: Bread slices, cream cheese, eggs, milk.
    • Instructions: Spread cream cheese between two slices of bread to make a sandwich. Dip the sandwich in a mixture of beaten eggs and milk, then cook until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup for a decadent breakfast treat.
  8. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie:
    • Ingredients: Banana, peanut butter, milk.
    • Instructions: Blend the banana, peanut butter, and milk until smooth. It’s a quick and easy breakfast idea that’s packed with protein and flavor.
  9. Cheddar Cheese and Spinach Omelette:
    • Ingredients: Eggs, cheddar cheese, spinach.
    • Instructions: Cook beaten eggs in a skillet, then add cheddar cheese and spinach. Fold the omelet in half and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve hot for a hearty breakfast that’s perfect for the whole family.
  10. Maple Sausage Breakfast Bake:
    • Ingredients: Pork sausage, eggs, milk, maple syrup.
    • Instructions: Brown pork sausage in a skillet, then spread it in a baking dish. Whisk together eggs, milk, and maple syrup, then pour over the sausage. Bake until set for a delicious breakfast bake that’s ideal for feeding a large group.

Takeaway

If you do some proper meal planning including the breakfast favorites of your Loved Ones, and buy things in bulk at the grocery store, you will need less time in the mornings to put together a healthy breakfast even for a big family!Β 

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