It's such an awesome word.. Breakfast...means "break the fast"...means "eat 'cause you haven't eaten in a long time and your tummy is calling out for it".
That's my kind of word.
I know many people run out of the house with empty tummies (teenagers are notorious for this!) but it really does lead to greater calorie consumption throughout the day.
Don't get me wrong, though. What we eat for breakfast is as important as the meal itself. Most people don't need to be told that a donut is probably not a good choice. But, in many cases, cold cereal doesn't fair much better (there are some great cereals out there but a lot of them are just a sugary bowl of starch with vitamins "sprayed on" to fortify them ...btw, when a cereal is fortified, the vitamins are sprayed on at the end of their production...so if your kids have cereal but leave a bowlful of milk when they're done, they are throwing away the only goodness that they might be getting for breakfast).
So with all of these bad choices, some of the easiest choices are fairly simple. These breakfast bowls are a no-brainer when it comes to a healthy breakfast. You start with some fruit, add in some overnight oats and top with your choice of goodness.
Break the fast, indeed!
1 c yogurt (I like plain but you can use whatever you like)
1 c rolled oats (not the instant kind)
about 1/4 almond milk (or regular milk if you like)
1 apple grated
1. Mix all of this together and leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. You can add some fruit preserves (low sugar please) if you are using plain yogurt or a squeeze of agave nectar, brown rice syrup or honey for sweetness.
So, there you have it...pretty epic breakfast that you can put together and have ready for the whole week.
I promise, you will be full until lunchtime and you will never reach for a donut again (well, maybe a hot, homemade donut but that's for another post!)