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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It jumpstarts your metabolism and gives you the energy and nutrients to help you start your day strong.
Of course, what you have for breakfast will make all the difference, especially when it comes to your health.
To make things easier for you, we've come up with a list of 20 healthy breakfasts for moms that you can make and take with you, for before or after a workout, or to make at home on relaxing weekends.
We've also included ideas for food that you can order to go for when you are really busy. Just click 'Next' to start reading our list (you're welcome!).
On-the-go moms can prepare this easy breakfast in less than 5 minutes. Simply layer fruit, yogurt and muesli or plain cornflakes in a cup, and enjoy!
Who says microwaves are only for reheating food? For a quick breakfast, beat eggs in a microwavable container and add sliced vegetables like mushrooms and zucchini.
Microwave the dish on high, stopping to stir the mixture every 5 seconds. Once eggs are firm, they are ready to eat. Enjoy!
Make-ahead meals are always great for moms on the go. For this healthy morning meal, just combine rolled oats, chia seeds, yogurt, milk and fruit in a glass jar, mix well, and refrigerate overnight.
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Fruit smoothies are made even more nutritious with the addition of green leafy vegetables like spinach or kale. Mix and match fruits and veggies until you find a recipe that suits your palate.
Mug muffins are conveniently prepared in a microwave in only 2 minutes. Check out this Paleo-friendly apple muffin recipe, which can also be made the traditional way in the oven.
Granola bars give the body a quick energy boost without being too heavy or hard to digest. They are rich in fiber, too, and make for great pre-workout meals.
For a no-bake, make-ahead version, combine 1 cup of mashed dates, ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup peanut butter or almond butter, 1 cup chopped roasted almonds, 1 ½ cup rolled oats, and a handful of chocolate chips in a bowl.
Press the mixture into an 8 x 8” pan, cover in plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes. Once hard, remove from the pan and cut into bars or squares. These will keep for a few days in an airtight container.
Muffins keep for several weeks in the freezer, so they are great grab-and-go breakfasts. Make a batch of these high-fiber muffins, and you will always have a healthy meal on hand.
You can warm them up in the microwave or toaster oven, or just allow them to thaw as you go about your morning routine.
Transform your favorite vegetable salad into a breakfast meal by adding a poached egg with herbs and pepper on top of the greens.
Yes, you can make pancakes with only 3 ingredients – 1 ½ large bananas, 2 eggs and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs and baking powder together. Mash the bananas in a separate bowl.
Next, pour the egg mixture over the bananas and stir to combine. Fry as you would regular pancakes. Serve with syrup.
These aren’t just healthy; they’re pretty, too. Simply slice bell peppers into rings and use them as molds when you fry your eggs.
A frittata is an egg dish that is similar to an omelette. Mix 8 eggs, ¾ cup water, 1 package of shredded spinach, and ½ cup crumbled feta cheese together into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the mixture into a skillet or baking pan, and cook in the oven until the frittata is set and the top is slightly browned.
Shakshouka is an Israeli dish of eggs poached in tomatoes, onions and peppers. Traditionally, it is seasoned with cumin, and prepared with a lot of olive oil.
Be adventurous and try something new for breakfast by preparing your own shakshouka — here's a recipe that you can try out.
Breakfast burritos are a substantial breakfast meal that will last you well into the morning. These are made by rolling scrambled eggs, sausages such as chorizo, and cheese into a flour tortilla.
Top pieces of bread with ricotta cheese and tomato slices, then drizzle with olive oil and pepper. Quickly place the bread in the broiler or toaster oven for a roasted effect.
Crispbread is flat, dry bread that resembles a cracker. If you can’t find any, you may also use regular or whole wheat crackers.
Just spread cream cheese on your crackers or crispbread, and layer smoked salmon on top. You may also add capers for more flavor.
There are days when a mom just has no time to prepare her own food in the morning. Fortunately, there are various healthy takeaway breakfast items from cafés and restaurants that you can choose from.
If you're fortunate enough to have a Starbucks close by, try going for their yummy and nutritious multigrain bagel, warmed and topped with jam.
Jamba Juice outlets serve organic oats cooked in soymilk and topped with your choice of fruit. This breakfast is delicious, healthy and convenient to take along with you, too.
Who would ever think that you would be able to find healthy meals at a convenience store? Well, you certainly can in this day and age.
For example, 7-11 stores sell packaged fruits such as sliced apples, grapes and bananas — just what you need for an instant healthy morning meal.
Can't live without bread in the morning? Choose a healthier option in the form of Pan de Manila's whole wheat pandesal.
Sure, fast food is not the healthiest breakfast option out there. However, on days when you really have no other choice, places like McDonald's are your best bet.
A McDonald's Egg McMuffin has only 300 calories, and makes for a healthier fast food breakfast option compared to other fast food meals. That is, if you eat it without additional hash browns or french fries, of course!
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