Healthy and fun ways to serve breakfast for dinner
Next month goes to the pumpkins, and November is for the turkeys. But September is National Breakfast Month.
Which you probably didn’t know, because it’s also National Honey Month, National Guide Dog Month, National Deaf Awareness Month—yeah, the list of commemorative holidays has gotten a bit ridiculous.
Even so, we’re stoked at the excuse to have an excuse to celebrate the “most important meal of the day.”
According to Krusteaz, “brinner” (that’s breakfast for dinner) is a growing trend. Ninety-one percent of Americans indulge in brinner, a Krusteaz survey found. Brinner is easy, convenient and can be cheaper than traditional dinner entrees.
Here are our favorite fun and healthy brinner recipes to help your family celebrate:
Egg-stuffed sweet potatoes with avocado: Add eggs to a meal and it can pretty much qualify as breakfast. This stuffed sweet potato recipe is perfect for fall, when root veggies are prime, and it takes only 10 minutes to prep. Avocados are a healthy form of good fats that will keep you full, too. Note: Microwaving the sweet potato could cause it to lose some of its nutritional value, so we recommend ditching the waves and baking it in the oven, old-school style.
A crockpot breakfast casserole: For those fall days when you just don’t want to cook. Toss the ingredients in your slow cooker and walk away. Come dinner time, you’ll have a filling mountain of comfort food, enough to feed a crew of hungry hippos. Make this recipe healthier by grating your own potatoes for the hash browns instead of buying them pre-made and frozen — and double to veggies! Load up the peppers and broc and cut the cheese in half.
Yogurt, granola and fruit is an easy dessert or light dinner. Serve it with oatmeal or porridge for something more substantial.
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