Breakfast

There might be some truth in the old adage - "an apple a day keeps the doctor away!" Apples are high in fiber, which serves as a prebiotic food that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Good gut health is linked to our immunity, our digestion and even our mental health. Apples are also high in B-complex vitamins, which are essential for maintaining healthy red blood cells and keeping the nervous system in good health.

These muffins are made with olive oil which provides healthy fat. The whole wheat flour in these muffins adds more fiber than a traditional flour would.

This Hulk Muffin recipe is a favorite of ours from Brighter Bites, a fantastic organization providing fresh produce and nutrition education to underserved children.

These delicious muffins are packed with fruits and veggies including spinach (a whole bag to be exact!), bananas and applesauce. They are such a hit with children thanks to their name and green color yet you can feel good knowing your child is getting in some fruits and veggies at breakfast or snack time.

Serve these muffins with a smear of peanut butter for healthy fat and protein.

A hearty helping of berries is a bright and flavorful way to start your day with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. We love pairing this berry reduction with bulgur, a whole grain that is high in fiber and antioxidants. Bulgur is a nice alternative to oatmeal on days when you feel like mixing it up!

Whole grains are a staple of the Mediterranean diet. In comparison to processed grains, whole grains contain more fiber and micronutrients. Compared to refined grains like white bread, white rice, and couscous, whole grains keep you fuller longer because of their added protein and fiber. Our favorites are farro, freekeh, quinoa, and barley. Start your day by incorporating ancient grains with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Oat Muffins.

There are so many recipes for dutch baby pancakes but this one, which was inspired by a New York Times recipe, is so easy and delicious and has become a family favorite.

A dutch baby pancake is a hybrid between a crepe, pancake and popover that is made in a large cast iron skillet in the oven. We were intimidated to try it but once we realized how easy and delicious they are, we quickly added dutch baby pancakes to our weekend brunch rotation! This version tastes like a cross between a pancake and french toast - yum!

These zucchini chocolate chip muffins make a great breakfast paired with some almond butter, Greek yogurt or hard-boiled eggs. Made with wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour, zucchini, Greek yogurt and pumpkin puree, these muffins are a much more nutritious alternative to your typical store-bought or pre-packaged muffin....

These versatile egg muffins make the perfect busy morning breakfast. We recommend making these in advance on the weekend and popping them in the fridge (or freezer) so that all you have to do is re-heat them in the microwave when you wake up. These would even work as a healthy lunch paired with a simple green salad.

Within the recipe, we included several different mix-in variations depending on what you are craving but feel free to get creative - there's really no wrong combination!

A protein-packed breakfast like this one will keep you energized and satisfied all morning long!