Quick breakfast options may not be something you're thinking a lot about right now. But in a few short weeks, the kids will be back in school and you'll be back to rushing around in the morning to get everyone fed. That's why summer is the perfect time to get new habits in place.
Standard quick breakfast foods like sugary cereals, bagels and (gulp!) Pop Tarts are super inflammatory and won't set your kids up for success at school. Inflammation not only causes physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and gastrointestinal issues, but is also linked to psychological issues such as anxiety and depression.
So what's a parent to do? Aim for a little protein, some non-inflammatory carbs (vegetable-based preferred) and lots of good fat for brain-power. Here are some suggestions for healthier (and quick) breakfast options:
Hard boiled free-range eggs
Gluten free toast with avocado or nut butter
Smoothie with Omega-3 and a veggie (spinach or kale - they won't taste it!) Video here
Overnight Chia Seed Pudding
Overnight Oats with berries
Natural turkey sausage (I recommend Applegate Organics)
I've also collected some anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes on my Plan to Eat page (link below).
Finally, I've attached a handout with more about remaking your breakfast and it includes a delicious frittata recipe for when you have more time.
Questions? email me cathy@McCannNutrition.com or give me a call at 949.229.1807.
Cathy McCann is a functional nutritionist, coach, writer, speaker and meditation teacher, who is passionate about health and guiding people through the journey of healing.