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Default 10 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

Sending the kids off to school with these healthy breakfast recipes will guarantee they're alert and functioning at their best. From mini frittatas to yogurt parfaits, these quick and easy breakfast recipes are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.




Mini frittatas are my solution for kids who don't have time for breakfast. Adorable, super portable and tasty, this frittata recipe is the ideal breakfast on-the-go. You can make these fritattas in advance, and just warm them in the toaster or microwave.I use turkey pepperoni in these mini frittatas, because you don't have to cook it in advance, and it adds terrific flavor. But you can always substitute ham, Canadian bacon or regular bacon instead.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped turkey pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir in pepperoni.
  3. Divide cheddar cheese among 24 mini muffin cups.
  4. Pour egg mixture into a measuring cup with a spout. Pour egg mixture over cheese, filling cups to the top.
  5. Bake 10-14 minutes until mini frittatas are puffed and golden brown on top.
  6. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes before serving.


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Yogurt parfaits make a wonderful breakfast or snack. When fresh strawberries aren't in season, use sliced frozen strawberries for this yogurt parfait recipe. Or change it up a bit by substituting blueberries or raspberries for the strawberries.
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat or non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
Preparation:

  1. Place 1/4 cup of the yogurt in the bottom of two glasses or parfait dishes.
  2. Top with one tablespoon of granola.
  3. Top with 1/4 cup of the sliced strawberries.
  4. Repeat the layers. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of the maple syrup over each yogurt parfait.
Makes 2 yogurt parfaits.
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Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in a basket is a surprisingly quick and easy breakfast. Kids can even make this eggs in a basket recipe themselves.
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp. ****er
  • 2 large eggs
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:

  1. Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees or heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of ****er on the griddle.
  3. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shape in the center of each piece of bread.
  4. ****er one side of each piece of bread, including the cutout pieces, with the remaining ****er.
  5. Place the bread, ****er side down on the griddle.
  6. Break one egg into a small dish. Gently slide it into the hole of one of the bread slices.
  7. Repeat with the remaining egg and bread slice.
  8. Cook until the egg is golden on the bottom, a minute or two. Gently flip to cook on the other side, about 1 minute.
  9. Flip the cutout pieces of toast to cook on the other side until toasted, another minute or so.
Serve immediately.
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If you like the flavors of lemon and blueberries in coffee cake, you'll appreciate this lemon blueberry smoothie recipe. The intense lemon flavor comes from lemonade concentrate. It's a perfect pairing with blueberries in these fruit smoothies.
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp. frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (optional)
Preparation:

  1. Place the blueberries and pineapple chunks in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pour soy milk in next. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until smooth, stopping to press fruit into the blades of the blender, if necessary.
Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.
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Nutella Waffle Sandwiches

Nutella for breakfast? You bet! These Nutella waffle sandwiches are surprisingly healthy, thanks to the low-sugar, whole grain waffles. These Nutella sandwiches also make a delightful and healthy after-school snack.
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen whole grain waffles, such as Vans 7-Gran or Flax Plus
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries (optional)
Preparation:

  1. Toast waffles according to package directions.
  2. Spread Nutella on one side of each waffle.
  3. Top two of the waffles with sliced strawberries. Place remaining waffles, Nutella side down, on top of the strawberries. Cut in half and serve.
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