While you might enjoy sitting down for a leisurely, healthy breakfast on your days off, most days you are probably lucky if you have time to grab a handful of Goldfish crackers on your way out the door. Between school dropoff, errands and work, you’re too busy to eat—and that’s not good. If you’re wondering how to improve your family’s health in 2019 then keep reading!
Make-Ahead Recipes Deliver a One-Two Punch of Nutrition and Good Taste
If your evenings are a bit more relaxed, at least once the kids are in bed, use this time to prepare a healthy breakfast to enjoy the next day and beyond. Taste of Home has a number of tasty, easy and healthy suggestions, including Overnight Oatmeal. Combine 1/3 cup of old-fashioned oats with 3 tablespoons milk, 3 tablespoons
You can personalize this recipe for your own tastes; for example, use cherry yogurt and add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and fresh or frozen pitted cherries for a Black Forest twist, or switch out almonds for walnuts and maple syrup for the honey. If you love egg dishes but don’t have time to chop veggies and scramble up eggs with cheese and other ingredients in the a.m., Thriving Home Blog features a great breakfast casserole that you can make ahead in muffin tins and then freeze. While the kids are getting ready you can pop out a few and heat them up in the microwave.
Stock Up on Grab and Go Food from the Supermarket
If cooking is really not your thing, you can still do better than Goldfish crackers in the morning—not that they are not a tasty cracker! The next time you are at the supermarket, check out Greek yogurt and topping combos—Fage makes a good one called Crossovers that includes yogurt on one side and foods like coconut and chocolate on the other. If you like nuts and are not bothered by allergies, KIND bars are a good option—some stores also sell their healthy breakfast bars which feature honey-oat, peanut butter
On Those Insanely Busy Mornings, Supplements Will Do the Trick
Despite your best planning, there will still be mornings when your fridge needs re-filling, the dog wants to go out for the third time, your kids need help finding their shoes and your smartphone has disappeared into the couch cushions. Even if you hit a donut shop or the vending machine at work on these days, you can still boost your nutrition with the help of a fruit and veggie supplement. If you have never purchased a phytonutrient supplement before, Amway is a great place to find one—the company offers a line of Nutrlite supplements made from organic ingredients, including a powerful phytonutrient blend. If this tip is making you wonder “What does Amway sell these days? I thought they only sold cleaners!” be sure to check out their YouTube videos including the one that explains all about the company and its many products.
Breakfast Really is the Most Important Meal of the Day
It is good to know that on those days when life is beyond busy, you can still have an easy and healthy breakfast. Give some of the make-ahead recipes a try and keep healthy choices in the fridge and cupboard, along with a high quality phytonutrient supplement as a nutritional backup plan. You will probably find that you can make it all the way to lunch without feeling