Since I pretty much feed my toddler the same foods I eat, many people ask what I serve for breakfast. Nothing makes me happier than helping Moms find nutritious replacements for “healthy” packaged foods. Especially foods marketed for children that are actually full of GMOs and refined sugar.
Keep in mind, the needs of your toddler are not much different than your needs, which means there’s no reason for separate meals. By serving up whole foods first thing in the morning, not only will you be providing the proper nutrition, it will help form a lifetime of healthy eating habits.
Most mornings, my go-to breakfast is a protein and nutrient dense smoothie. It gives me the nutrients my body needs to get my day started right.
But there are some days when I’m in the mood for something hearty like a “cereal” breakfast. My favorite is gluten-free raw muesli which I soak in vanilla coconut milk (unsweetened, of course) overnight to allow the grains to soften and the delicious flavors to develop. It’s an easy breakfast recipe that hits the spot.
I love breakfast. I used to be a coffee and muffin girl but over time I have figured out that my breakfast was setting me up to crash and burn. Now on most mornings, I fire up the blender and make a smoothie with protein powder. I find this makes a big difference in my energy, and I have fewer cravings throughout the day. If your current go-to breakfast is a bagel and coffee, you can do better!