Healthy breakfast, part 2: Morning meals for the weekend
By Brittany Anas
For most of us, breakfast is just another part of the morning routine during the week. We know we’ve got to keep our energy tanks full for the work day but when it comes to planning and executing a good morning meal, well, we’re just happy if we remember to gulp our orange juice before we brush our teeth.
The other day, we laid out 5 healthy breakfast ideas — one for every day of the week — that you can prep in 5 minutes or less. Read the article here.
With a weekend — and all of it’s possibilities — ahead of us, we’re thinking about lazy brunches, an oasis of relaxation and yummy eats before the weekend’s adventures. Here are some meal ideas that are healthy and will keep your family fueled for the activities that you have planned. They take a little bit longer to prep then the weekday meals.
- Healthy, heartier pancakes (pictured). By making a few tweaks to a pancake recipe — adding oats and whole wheat flour — you’ll get fiber-filled flapjacks that the whole family will love. Here’s a recipe for cinnamon-oat whole wheat pancakes. Go light on the syrup and instead use fresh, juicy fruits with natural sugars — like peaches, raspberries, strawberries or even some crushed pineapple.
- Egg sandwich. Loosely based on the Egg McMuffin, you can make a few tweaks and additions for a healthy breakfast muffin. Scramble two egg whites and season with a dash of salt and pepper. (Mixing your egg whites with a tablespoon of milk will make them a little fluffier). Lightly fry a piece of ham and top with a slice of Swiss cheese and leaf of spinach. Meanwhile, toast a whole-grain or wheat English Muffin, lightly buttered.
- Whole grain waffles with fruit. Save time with a whole-grain waffle mix, but toss in some blueberries for added nutritional value. Use a Belgian waffle iron and let the family make their own waffles. For added nutrition, set out healthy toppings — like nuts and berries. (OK, and maybe a ration of mini chocolate chips). Check out this Euro Cuisine Heart Design waffle maker that makes heart-shaped waffles, you know, because this breakfast is made with love. The waffle maker is an online-only deal at Target, where you’ll earn an extra 3 percent Cash Back on your purchases with ShopAtHome.com.
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