It’s back-to-school and I am back in the kitchen making hearty breakfasts to fuel my kids for their days of learning. Below are a few ideas for some delicious breakfasts to serve your family during busy morning school days.
Mediterranean Tofu Scramble
I love this scramble! It keeps well too, so you can even make it ahead the night before and then reheat it in the morning.
1 package firm tofu, drained
1/4 cup kalamata olives, finely chopped
2 Persian cucumbers, finely diced
1 14.5 ounce can artichokes (in water), drained and chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup hummus
1/2 cup Daiya mozzarella cheese shreds
1. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Saute garlic and shallots until soft and fragrant.
2. Crumble the block of tofu into the pan, to resemble the look of scrambled eggs. Saute for 3-4 minutes until slightly golden.
3. Add tomatoes, olives, and artichokes to the pan. Saute together with the tofu for 5 minutes.
4. Stir in the hummus and cook another 4 minutes.
5. Sprinkle in the cheese and stir until it melts.
6. Remove from the heat and enjoy.
It’s super easy to whip up this batter from Allrecipes.com in the morning while the kids are getting dressed. For a special treat, add in chocolate chips or top with sliced strawberries.
Not Your Ordinary Toast
I have three favorite ways to eat toast. These options give the kids lots of choices to jazz up a regular piece of bread.
1 slice of whole grain or gluten-free bread
Tab of butter
Sprinkle of cinnamon sugar (I like Penzey’s Spices or you can use a sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprinkle of sugar)
1/2 avocado, mashed
1 tablespoon almond butter
Sea salt, to taste
1. For almond butter toast, place bread in toaster until done. Spread with almond butter (and a drizzle of agave, if desired.)
2. For avocado toast, place bread in toaster until done. Spread with mashed avocado and sprinkle with a dash of sea salt.
3. For cinnamon toast, spread the bread with the tab of butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar and toast until done.
Oatmeal and Berries
Oatmeal is a great filler and super easy, especially if you make it ahead of time and reheat it in the morning. I like to use steel cut oats, but any will do. Follow the package directions for preparation, and then sprinkle with a little brown sugar, and fresh berries.
Fruit and nut platter
Before I started juicing, this was my everyday breakfast. I would bring it to my client’s office and everyone would ooh and aah over it.
2-3 tablespoons raw whole almonds
4-6 strawberries, sliced
handful of grapes
1 orange, sliced (or clementine/mandarin, peeled and separated)
1 green apple, sliced
1 nectarine, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons blueberries
1. Place almonds in the center of dish.
2. Arrange the fruit around the nuts in sections, so that you have a rainbow circle of fruits surrounding the almonds.