Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms

Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy MomsThe mornings are probably you’re busiest time as you’re getting everyone, including yourself, ready to face their day. Everyone’s up on time, dressed and ready, lunches and book bags are packed, and everyone has eaten breakfast but you. Moms need to eat too so we’re sharing easy breakfast ideas for busy moms like you!

The first thought that may pop in your head when we bring up easy breakfast ideas for busy moms is something you bought from a store that comes in an individually wrapped package. Yes, those protein bars, breakfast biscuits, tubs of cereal and frozen breakfast sandwiches are super convenient but they are also filled with a lot of nonsense you don’t want in your body, especially if you are breastfeeding. We’re talking lots of sodium, unnatural chemicals and sugar.

Every once in awhile a pre-packaged breakfast will have to do but try to stick with natural whole foods whenever possible. Try some of these wholesome easy breakfast ideas for busy moms:

Oatmeal:  Not the kind that comes in the packets, but real whole oats are an amazing superfood that offers fantastic fiber to support stable blood sugar levels all day long. Plus, oatmeal is a known galactogogue, which means it helps naturally increase your milk supply.

Oatmeal is pretty simple to prepare on the stove or you can prep it the night before. If you’re not a fan of pure oatmeal, flavor it with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or fruit. If you want an amazing twist on a regular bowl of oatmeal, work on flavor combos like carrot cake, banana maple crunch, apple cinnamon or berry delight. When taking oatmeal on-the-go, use a small insulated thermos to keep it warm and delicious.

Egg Muffins: In about 15 minutes time you can have a protein-packed breakfast ready to go and we bet your kiddos will love these too. Simply beat some eggs, pour them into greased muffin tins and bake for about 10-12 minutes. The eggs should fluff up nicely. Feel free to add spices you enjoy, cheese, turkey bacon, or veggies such as spinach, tomatoes, peppers and onions.

Smoothie: In about two minutes time you can have a delicious, healthy smoothie ready for the road. Just be sure to have the right ingredients on hand. Try hitting up every food group in your smoothie by ensuring you have several fruits and veggies, a source of protein (yogurt, nuts, nut butters, tofu or a hard boiled egg are all great choices), dairy (or alternative calcium source if you are dairy-free) and a superfood like amla, Spirulina, Moringa or maca.

Baked Bars: Did you know those store-bought breakfast bars can be made fresh in your own kitchen and without all the processed ingredients? There are many variations of homemade granola-type breakfast bars. The gist of them is using butter, baking soda and a natural sweetener combined with grains like rolled oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, quinoa, whole wheat flour, plus adding in the flavor tidbits you love like chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts. Give this one a go and toss in some galactogogue ingredients like oats, almonds and ginger.

Quinoa: You may not think of quinoa as a breakfast food but it can absolutely be one. This is actually a great breakfast to prepare on Sunday nights and eat hot or cold throughout the week. Try flavoring your quinoa with dried fruit, berries or vanilla beans. You can eat it with similar fixings as oatmeal and enjoy some plant protein first thing in the morning.

Nut-butter Protein Bites: This no-bake popable breakfast is equally as easy to make and eat. In a food processor, mix together your favorite unsalted nuts, a few tablespoons of your favorite nut-butters, 5 pitted dates, super grains (like hempseeds, flaxseeds or chia seeds), oats, honey and coconut oil. Once your mixture is blended, scoop it into balls. Eat them right away or refrigerate for breakfasts during the week.

Superfood Muffins: Muffins are great for breakfasts and snacks on-the-go and freeze beautifully too. There are many ways to make an all-natural muffin but start with a base of ripe bananas, unsweetened applesauce or a pumpkin puree. Add in oats or whole wheat flour, a couple of eggs, a teaspoon of baking soda, super grains, and a natural sweetener (or two).

Greek Yogurt Parfait: Forget the fancy layers and just throw some Greek yogurt, nuts, fruit and a drizzle of honey into a to-go cup for the road. You’ll love the taste and feel satisfied until lunchtime with the perfect mixture of nutrients.

Extra Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms

When you have a minute or less to grab something but you want it to be healthy, natural fuel for your day, try one of these ideas:

  • A spoonful of almond butter
  • One handful of walnuts + one handful of dried fruit
  • Edamame
  • Peas with hemp hearts
  • Avocado on whole wheat toast

Sources: Creative Green Living, Keeper of the Home. Meraki Lane and Mom 365