August 28, 2018

5 Quick and Healthy School Morning Breakfasts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids®.
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Rise and shine! My kiddos wake up super hungry so even on non-school mornings, breakfast needs to be ready quickly. As we gear up for school to start, breakfasts have to be even quicker. We enjoy having a variety of foods for breakfast and they have to meet a few requirements for me to include them for my kids: they have to have fiber, protein and not too much sugar. I often include a whole-grain and either chia seeds and or flax seeds in breakfasts as well.

I wanted to share some of our go-to breakfasts on school mornings that are nutritious and totally kid approved:

1. Chia seed pudding

Both of my kids are crazy for chia seed pudding! I make all different flavors including blueberry, cherry, peaches and cream and more. My formula is 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup chia seeds, 1 5.3 ounce container of yogurt. Mix, mix, mix and let sit for the next morning. Top with your favorite toppings of choice. I like Stonyfield®Organic Kids® yogurt and whole milk for this.

The perfect weekend breakfast has never been easier with these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes that are  made healthy with real pumpkin, Greek yogurt and pumpkin spice peanut butter!

2. Pancakes

I love making whole-grain Greek yogurt pancakes over the weekend and reheating them through the week. My mom-hack is to add pumpkin or butternut squash to the pancakes for extra nutrition. I like using any variety of Stonyfield® OrganicKids® yogurt for the pancakes for a boost of calcium and protein. I top them with extra yogurt or with nut butter typically instead of syrup for extra nutrients and less sugar.

3. Stonyfield Organic Kids Pouches

Both kids every single day would choose yogurt for breakfast if they could. That's why I include it in a bunch of different breakfast recipes that I make! The Stonyfield Organic Kids Pouches are amazing for on-the-go! We walk to school most days which is a 3 mile round trip walk. Since Adalyn has to be at school by 8:30 AM, we sometimes are short on time depending on when the kids got up. I love grabbing yogurt pouches for them, putting them in the stroller and heading off towards school. They also enjoy fresh fruit along with the yogurt sometimes.

Stonyfield® Organic Kids® products have been a favorite of ours for years. One of my kid's first foods were their whole milk yogurts. They are USDA Organic and have 25% less sugar than the leading kids' yogurt. As a mom, I love the resealable cap in case they don't finish their pouch (which rarely happens). They also have no artificial colors or flavors.

I buy the 4 pack of pouches and my kids have been enjoying these Pear Spinach Mango flavored pouches so much. My daughter cannot get enough of them!

Greek Yogurt Carrot Cake Muffins are whole-grain, super moist and topped with a delicious Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting and walnuts!

4. Muffins

Like pancakes, muffins can be made ahead of time and enjoyed through the week. The kids go through muffins like crazy. My tip is to use oats or white whole-wheat flour instead of white flour for added nutrients. I use yogurt in the muffins and if I want to make a "frosting" I use a mix of yogurt for that as well.

5. Breakfast popsicles

The kids feel like they are getting a treat for breakfast and I love knowing that they are having something completely nutritious! I just blend a couple cups of fruit with a cup of Stonyfield whole-milk Greek yogurt and 3/4 cup milk and pour into popsicle molds and freeze. If you like, you can add cereal or granola as well.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids®.

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