This is a guest post by Amy Darcy from Eat Pray Workout.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to keep you working at your best, and kicks your metabolism into gear. It can be hard to find quick and easy recipes that are interesting, substantial and loved by the whole family. So I want to share some recipes that have become staples in our household (no toast or cereal included!). Who knows, maybe this change will help your kids eat their breakfast quicker in the morning? Worth a try, right?!
The recipes below are based around low GI breakfast ideas. Low GI stands for low glycemic index. Food with low GI levels help stabilise the blood glucose (sugar) levels which helps with prolonging and increasing energy levels and preventing sugary cravings. Low GI foods that you can incorporate into your breakfast include whole oats (avoid the flavoured packet versions which are often high in sugar); fruit (apple, peaches and pears); sweet potato (great for hash browns); wholegrain bread; green vegetables; or yogurt.
Low GI Breakfast Ideas for the Family
Try these recipes for weekdays – they have only a few ingredients and are usually things that you’ll have in the cupboard or fridge.
Healthy French Toast
The photo says enough. My healthy French toast is one easy recipe that you don’t want to miss out on. Are you drooling yet?
3 Ingredient Healthy Banana Pancakes
These 3 ingredient healthy banana pancakes are so easy and it always surprises me that they work, but they really do!
Banana Cinnamon and Almond Smoothie
I make this banana cinnamon almond smoothie at least three times a week for my family – they are sooo good and really filling because of the oats.
Blueberry Frozen Banana Oat Smash
This Blueberry Frozen Banana Oat Smash is sort of like a blueberry berry breakfast smoothie without the milk and only blending enough to mix through the ingredients into a chunky texture.
There’s something special about hot breakfasts so I save them for Sunday mornings, or when we have a breakfast family gathering, and this recipe is perfect for when you have a little more time.
Healthy Corn Fritters and Chilli Guacamole
This is my go to healthy, gluten free fritters recipe for these special days and it’s always a hit. If you would like to have them during the week then you’re in luck – they freeze well so you could prepare them on the weekend. To make this one kid friendly just leave out the chilli from the guacamole.
About the author – Amy Darcy, Eat Pray Workout
Amy Darcy is a Mum, lawyer and the editor of Eat Pray Workout, an Australian based online hub for women who want to be the healthiest, happiest version of themselves. You’ll find healthy recipes; articles on wellbeing; fitness and travel – all aimed at helping women gain a generally healthy, happy and balanced lifestyle. Subscribe here for weekly inspiring emails and to receive all of Amy’s workout printables for FREE! You can also connect with Amy on instagram or Facebook.