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Build a Better Breakfast And Start Your Day Off Right!

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Mornings can be crazy hectic, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or proper nutrition. As we hear all the time, breakfast is an essential part of the day, and in today’s post, I will dive share my top tips to build a better breakfast. Our kiddos must start the day with a balanced breakfast that will help power their day.

Photo of Andie making an egg in a cast iron skillet. Build a better breakfast with these amazing tips.
Build a better breakfast and get your day started off right!

Tip Number One: Add Peanut Butter To Your Breakfast:

Why have peanut butter for breakfast, you ask?

Peanut Butter or other nut butters are a great addition to mornings because they are a natural, plant-based source of eight grams of protein and healthy fats more than 30 essential nutrients, and phytonutrients.
Peanut Butter is also a very budget-friendly ingredient for your morning meal. On average, peanut butter costs less than 16 cents per ounce.
Recent studies have shown that people who enjoy a higher-protein breakfast (35 grams) felt fuller, had fewer cravings, and ate fewer calories at night than eating a lower-protein cereal or skipping breakfast! Eating breakfast has also been associated with weight loss and weight loss maintenance, and improved nutrient intake. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, this should not be new news for you. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so having peanut butter or almond butter for breakfast is a great way to start your day off right.

In the Thueson house, Peanut Butter is a Pantry stable/necessity. Adding Peanut Butter to your morning routine is a great way to send your kids off with a Protein/Nutrient packed breakfast.

As a busy Mom, I love Peanut Butter, and I love that I can incorporate this into my kid’s breakfast to make sure they start with a more nutritious breakfast.

Here are some tasty ways to eat Peanut Butter for Breakfast.

Photo of peanut butter protein balls a great way to build a better breakfast
These tasty bites are a great way to start your day!

Tip Number Two: Add Protein

Besides Peanut butter, which my kids love, there are several ways to help build a better breakfast with more protein. Research shows that a high-protein breakfast helps keep insulin levels and blood sugar stable and helps you avoid the dreaded “crash” that comes with a breakfast load with sugary cereals and processed carbs. Eating a complete breakfast will help boost energy levels throughout the day.

Build a better breakfast with a protein shake. Photo of a healthy protein shake on a striped table cloth.
Protein Shakes are a fantastic breakfast option when you are short on time.

My kids love protein shakes made with protein powder. It is also a great way to incorporate leafy greens and fresh fruit.

Eggs are an excellent source of protein (about 7g per large egg) Here are some delicious recipes to add eggs to your breakfast plate.

Photo of a sweet potato egg frittata - Eggs are an excellent way to build a better breakfast
Boost protein with a hearty egg breakfast

Quick High Protein Combos:

  • Cheese + Egg + Canadian Bacon + English Muffin
  • Greek Yogurt + Granola
  • Cup of Yogurt + Frozen Berries + Almond Milk = Quick Smoothie (Add a handful of spinach!)
  • Egg Whites + Piece of Fruit
  • Whole wheat toast + Nut Butter + Honey
  • Plain Yogurt and Fresh Berries

Tip Number Three: Add Whole Grains

Adding whole grains such as whole wheat bread or a whole-grain cereal is a great way to add fiber and keep you full to lunch. Here are some healthy options to help you feel full and avoid those morning hunger pangs.

Photo of a delicious oatmeal topped with bananas and cocoa nibs, another tool for building a better breakfast
Oatmeal is a great way to add whole grains first thing!

Quick Whole Grain Combos

  • Oatmeal + Peanut Butter + Honey
  • Oatmeal Breakfast Bar – Cook Oatmeal on the stovetop and let your kids go wild on toppings!
  • Whole-grain cereal and milk or milk alternatives
  • Whole Grain Bread + Avocado
  • Whole Grain Toast + Nut Butter + Honey

As you can see, there are many health benefits from making the most of your first meal of the day. Kids need to embrace the importance of breakfast and build a better breakfast that will power them for the rest of the day. A proper breakfast matters and I hope these healthy breakfast options spark your creativity and inspire you not to let a lack of time keep you from a healthy breakfast! Breakfast can be easy and healthy!

Happy Eats!

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  1. I like the Funky Monkey Muffins –

  2. My favorite is the recipe for peanut butter power bars. These almost look like a dessert.

  3. The peanut apple toastie sounds delicious

  4. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the peanut pumpkin muffins–

  5. My favorite is the Peanut Butter Piggies in a Pillow breakfast recipe.

  6. Julie Wood says:

    My favorite recipe is the Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

  7. Stephanie says:

  8. I like this recipe

  9. wendy rozema says:

    I like the Peanut Powered Breakfast Cookies

  10. steven weber says:



  12. I like this recipe

  13. Susan Evans says:

    What fun ways to add protein to breakfast! I think my kids might like some of these recipes!

  14. I think my favorite would be the chocolate and peanut butter combo in these:

  15. Kate - Catching Up With Kate says:

    I am saving this – we love peanut butter and I love using all the different options!

  16. shelly peterson says:

    The funky monkey muffins look good

  17. Heather Dawn says:

    These muffins look good!

  18. joe gersch says:

    i like this

  19. i like this

  20. This marinade sounds really good:

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    this looks yummy

  22. Natalie F says:

    I think my family would enjoy the PB and Apple Spic Oats, yum!

  23. I like the Peanut Apple Toastie recipe

  24. Oh I think my favorite recipe would be the Homemade Peanut Granola Bars!

  25. Peanut Berry Waffles sound good.

  26. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the Peanut Butter Pancakes

  27. Allyson Zea says:

    Thank you for all these tasty ideas!!!

  28. 5 stars
    Some really great ideas here. I do LOVE pb protein balls. They’re a protein filled snack I can easily eat any time of day! So poppable! Eggs are so perfect for breakfast. Most diets, whether for nutrition & healths sake or dietary restriction, encourage eggs because they’re so low calorie and so protein dense. I’m on a low FODMAP diet and eggs are one of my favorite breakfast go-tos. Great list! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  29. 5 stars
    Great to post, I always need fresh breakfast ideas!

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