Breakfast: The Big Idea List

When people are new to the Fit4God lifestyle, or when they are just making their kiddoes gluten- or dairy-free, it can be hard to figure out what to eat. Breakfast is probably the hardest, because that is when we are most used to eating lots of grains. Never fear! There are plenty of good things to eat for breakfast. This list will be a work in progress…I’ll be adding to it as time goes on. Add your own ideas in the comments section!

For most of us, a big portion of fat and protein and a small portion of fruit or veggies is great. For kids, you might want to offer them a portion of fat and protein (like egg or pancake), a portion of starch (like rice krispies or waffles) and a portion of fruit. These menu ideas are more geared for kids who need carbs and starch to fuel their growth and physical activity. If you are going more low carb, or if you find that morning carbs stimulate hunger, then just drop the carb/starch from the menu.

Oh – one other thing! Some of these menus call for cooking…anything from pancakes to waffles to hamburgers to casseroles. Don’t worry! We know you don’t have time to cook in the morning, and neither do we! Batch cook a single or double recipe of something in the evening when you are doing dinner dishes. Keep some in the fridge to eat for breakfast (just reheat and serve!) and freeze the rest. I make a double batch of Pumpkin Coconut Pancakes and a double batch of Waffles – Light and Fluffy about every 2 or 3 weeks, and I make hard-boiled eggs and a pound of hamburgers about every 4 days. Do just a bit of batch cooking ahead of time and you can get a delicious hot breakfast on the table in 5 minutes or less every day.

1. Pumpkin Coconut Pancakes, rice cereal, banana

2. Fried egg, GF oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon

3. Hard-boiled eggs, Waffles cut into 4 squares and topped with cream cheese, strawberries and blueberries

4. Potato, Egg, and Sausage Breakfast Casserole with honeydew.

5. Scrambled eggs, Waffles with butter and maple syrup, berries

6. Pumpkin Coconut Pancakes with butter and maple syrup, rice cereal, orange slices

7. Perfect Protein Pancakes with butter, maple syrup and banana slices; rice cereal

8. Breakfast Casserole with grapefruit and a Waffle with Sunbutter

9. Ham & Egg Breakfast Cups with Banana Muffins and cantaloupe

10. Breakfast Sandwich – Waffles with a scrambled egg and cheese inside with a side oranges

11. Green Berry Smoothie with a hard boiled egg (perfect if you need to eat in the car on the way to work or school)

12. Avocado Breakfast Smoothie with an omelette

13. Breakfast Taco – mix salsa into scrambled eggs and place in a Tortilla with cheese

14. Deviled Eggs, Pumpkin Bread, grapefruit

15. Celery with cream cheese or Sunbutter, rice cereal, yogurt

16. Fry an egg in oil. As it finishes cooking, add some cooked rice to the pan until it heats up. Serve with berries.

17. Egg Salad with rice cereal and Green Banana Peach Smoothie

18. Leftover grass-fed hamburger patty with cherry tomatoes and a nectarine (my favorite breakfast!)

19. Tuna Salad with fruit salad (my favorite is a mixture of fresh pineapple, kiwi, grapes, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and sliced bananas)

20. Poached eggs with Strawberry Banana Smoothie

21. Breakfast Sausage with plums

22. Breakfast Egg Muffins with Green Carangea Strawnana Smoothie

23. Cottage Cheese, dried apricots, Banana Muffins

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