The alarm goes off. You need to get the kids up in 30 minutes. What are you going to feed them for breakfast?
If you’re like me, you want to give them something more nutritious than sugary cereal and milk, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing breakfast in the morning. I don’t want to get up any earlier than I have to!
That’s why I love yogurt for breakfast. It’s it’s quick and versatile.
Most of the time we just eat plain full-fat yogurt, sweetened with Truvia or Stevia. We top it with berries and granola. When I’m ambitious I make my own granola. When I’m not, we just use a granola like Kellogg’s Low-Fat Granola with Raisins.
Why full-fat yogurt? The fat in yogurt keeps kids full longer, meaning they won’t be starving in the middle of second period. A breakfast high in carbohydrates, though filling at first, “wears off” faster than a breakfast high in healthy fats.
Yogurts high in fat can be hard to find in the grocery store these days, as most companies tend to sell reduced-fat or non-fat yogurt. Dannon makes a full-fat plain yogurt that I buy at Walmart. I prefer to sweeten my own yogurt, so I can control how much sugar goes into it.
Yogurt Dip – Because Kids Like to Dip Their Food
While at Wamart headquarters this summer, the Walmart Moms learned about breakfast options using Dannon yogurt and Kellogg’s cereal. There were a lot of great yogurt ideas, like scrambling eggs with yogurt to make them fluffy.
My favorite idea, though, was a recipe for fruit with yogurt dip. Originally it was made with low-fat yogurt and sugar, but I tweaked it just a little to make it healthier. My kids love it!
You can prepare the yogurt the night before to simplify breakfast prep the next day. It really only takes a couple of minutes to whip up the yogurt dip, though, so even if you don’t prepare it in advance, it’s still the perfect school morning breakfast!
Recipe: Pears with Yogurt Dip and Rice Krispies
- In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt and peanut butter. Whisk in milk and stevia. Divide into four small containers.
- Pour Rice Krispies cereal in another four small containers.
- Divide the pear slices between four people. Serve with yogurt and Rice Krispies.
- To eat, dip pear slice first in yogurt, then in Rice Krispies.
You can also serve up yogurt in mason jars, parfait style, to dress it up a little. Or try adding yogurt to grain-free lemon-blueberry muffins to make them extra moist!
For more healthy breakfast ideas, be sure to follow my Low Carb Breakfasts Pinterest board!
Question: What is your favorite school morning breakfast?
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