Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner

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I don’t think I’m alone when I say breakfast is my favorite meal.   With endless options to choose from, it’s a great way to give your family a healthy last minute meal without going to the drive-thru somewhere.  I like to have breakfast for dinner before my long runs on the weekend.  The meals don’t require a lot of time or ingredients, but give me plenty of vitamins and fuel for the next day.

Next time you are in a hurry, try skipping the drive thru and serving a healthy breakfast.  Here are some of my favorite breakfast for dinner ideas.

Yogurt with Barlean’s Omega Swirl, Berries and a KIND Bar

This is one of my girls favorite things for breakfast, snack, or dinner.  And I’m always happy to serve something that takes no more than 5 minutes to put together and is healthy!  They are getting lots of healthy Omega 3′s, protein, fiber, and vitamins in this flavorful meal.

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt (greek or coconut yogurt)
  • 1 tbsp Barlean’s Lemon Zest Omega Swirl
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds (or as my girls call them, ladybug spots)
  • 1 cup fresh cut fruit
  • 1 KIND Bar chopped into pieces (or your favorite mix of nuts, granola, or bar)

Mix the yogurt, chia seeds, and Barlean’s Lemon Zest together and pour into a bowl.  Top it with fresh fruit and any other toppings.  I like to use almonds, or a KIND bar.

Breakfast Lettuce Wraps

I love lettuce wraps!  Eggs are so quick to cook and have lots of protein and vitamins.  I layered eggs, sprouts, salsa, and avocado in this picture but you could add anything you like or have on hand.  Black Beans, corn, bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms would all be great add-ons.

If you are looking for a vegan alternative, you could use tofu.

Pancakes

Pancakes are another snack or meal my girls never turn down.  They are great when you need something new in the lunch box too!  I like to make them in the blender.  It takes just a few minutes to get all the ingredients together and blended and then another couple of minutes on the griddle, and they are easy to make extras to freeze for another day.

Here is the link to my pancakes in the blender.  My recipe is gluten-free and vegan.  You do not have to make them gluten-free, just substitute the GF Flour and coconut flour for 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour.

Overnight Oats

This is always my go to breakfast.  Five minutes of prep the night before and when I wake up it’s waiting for me!  Nothing is better than a meal that can be made ahead in a few minutes, requires no cooking, and no mess.  Try making it in the morning before you head out for the day so it’ll be ready for dinner.

Here is the link to my overnight oats recipe.

A couple more ideas: 

  • Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches – instead of using jam (which usually has lots of sugar added), use fresh fruit.
  • Hard-Boiled eggs with a side of fruit and toast.
  • Breakfast Quesadilla – Tortilla filled with all your favorite breakfast flavors.

Hope this gave you some new ideas, and helps you skip the drive-thru.  ~Victoria

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Jocelyn February 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

love it!

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greenplaterule February 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thank you Jocelyn! :)

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