How does a busy mom like Rosie Pope prepare healthy back-to-school breakfasts for her family? Find out how to make her go-to meals.
Like all moms, Rosie Pope wants her kids to eat a healthy breakfast. Studies show that kids who eat well in the morning do better in school and have more energy and focus through the day. Here are a few tips to help your family get a healthy start. Make sure that protein is on the menu. Eggs like a [unk], nut butters, milk, yogurt or seeds like chia are great options. Choose whole grains instead of sugary cereals. The overnight oatmeal and quinoa recipe we developed for Rosie's family comes together in five minutes. Simply sweeten it with a little maple syrup and top with fruit and milk. Speaking of fruit, it's a natural for breakfast. Fresh or frozen or nestled in a bran muffin, fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, not to mention, a sweet taste. To make sure your kids have enough time to eat and you have enough time to get ready, prep ahead as much as possible. Breakfast buyers are a smart make-ahead option. Breakfast doesn't need to be a big production. But with these simple strategies, it can be a great way to kick off a happy, healthy day.