When you’re trying to plan your meals for the week, it can often be difficult to think of creative and exciting breakfast and snack ideas that are both healthy and enjoyable. You may have got healthy lunches and dinners down, but it’s not always easy to think of breakfasts that are both simple to make and good for you. It’s the same with snacks. You often want ideas that you can grab on the go and sometimes, junk food can tick that box a lot easier. So take a look at these breakfast and snack ideas and see what you can come up with.
Toppers On Toast
One of the easiest options for both breakfast and a snack can be toast with a topping. If you’re not a fan of bread, you can avoid the gluten by opting for rye toast instead. Then, you have to think about what you’re going to top it with. Eggs are always a good choice, but avocado is also another tasty choice. But, they’re not the only options you have to choose from. You can also go with fruit and vegetables!
If you’re struggling for snack ideas but you want to keep it really simple, raw veggies and chopped fruits make for a great choice. Take carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers and cut them into slices. Then, you can whip together a homemade dip, like hummus, and snack away. You can also do the same with fruits. You might like to chop up an apple and some melon and grab a handful of berries and dip away in things like peanut butter or honey.
Smoothies & Juices
Quick and easy breakfasts and snacks don’t get any better than smoothies & juices. They’re easy to whip up first thing in the morning, and you can create a range of combinations. So, if your children love berries, you can create a berry smoothie and store some for later. And, if you’re looking to be a bit healthier, you can have a green juice and reap the detoxing benefits. All you need is the fruit and a juicer. If you’re not sure which type is best for you, learn the facts now.
You don’t always want to have to make a big hearty meal first thing in the morning or spend hours making healthy snacks. But, you do want to make sure that the food you’re eating and providing your children with is healthy. So, why not focus on eggs? They’re super easy to prepare and delicious too. Omelets take minutes to make, and you can pack them with lots of different ingredients. But you can also make baked egg muffins to snack on throughout the day.
If your entire family like fruit but get bored of eating it in the same way, you can create different recipes to make it more exciting. Frozen fruit options are a lot of fun. Not only can you make fruit kebabs that your children might enjoy putting together as well as eating, but you can also make yogurt bites that double up like perfect little desserts.
This is a collaborative post written by a contributing writer.