BETHPAGE, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 15, 2018
The start of a new school year can mean hectic mornings and hurried breakfasts, but it doesn’t have to. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day for kids, teens and adults. Eating a balanced breakfast helps to increase energy and cognitive performance throughout the day.
Finding the time to prepare a healthy meal when it’s early in the morning is challenging, especially for parents. The secret to success? Planning. King Kullen put together a list of breakfast options to make mornings easier and healthier for everyone.
Breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bowls, pancakes and waffles, oh my! Start the morning with something simple. Freezer meals are quick and easy.
Pop waffles in the toaster or heat up a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich in the microwave with easy frozen breakfast meals. Special K Breakfast Sandwiches, Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls and Eggo Waffles and Pancakes are just a few suggestions. All these products can be found in King Kullen’s Frozen Department.
Frozen fruit is perfect for making nutritious breakfast smoothies. Skip the ice because the frozen fruit acts as ice cubes, keeping smoothies icy cold without watering them down. The Frozen Department has a variety of frozen fruit to choose from, including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pineapple, mango, peaches, mixed fruit and more. Add almond butter, oats, spinach, kale or chai seeds for an option that’s packed with protein.
Plan Ahead Recipes
Taking time to prepare meals during the weekend is the best way to save time throughout the week. Try these simple make-ahead recipes for easier mornings, especially once the school year rolls around.
Make Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/54184001747267818/) using eggs, bacon, ham, hash browns and cheese. Wrap the ingredients up in a tasty burrito and freeze. Remove from the freezer, pop in the microwave and enjoy for a quick and tasty breakfast.
Enjoy an egg sandwich with little preparation with this recipe for Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AR-uXPPMrqtqVys8wiEthNXqwbm_STjFRG9uwqD8LZ0RKtqF80wpOOE/). Prepare everything the night before, wrap the sandwiches in foil and store them in the freezer. The next morning, put this deli style breakfast sandwich in the microwave, and it’s ready in minutes! For a lighter option, replace the bagel with an English muffin or any type of bread.
Love Starbucks? Stopping for breakfast every morning adds up very quickly. Instead, make a Spinach Feta Egg White Wrap at home to dig into (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670941708901/). This gluten-free recipe saves money and calories! Plus, it’s high in protein and packed with nutrients.
Cookies for Breakfast
Eating cookies for breakfast is totally acceptable. These healthy breakfast cookies are a grab-and-go option ideal for busy mornings and for staying full throughout the morning and day.
Embrace pumpkin spice season with these Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670941708915/). This gluten-free recipe is made with wholegrain oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and honey. Get ready to experience all the best flavors of fall in one bite.
These protein-rich Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670941708942/) are a delicious and energizing way to start the day. Make a batch or two for the week and enjoy each morning. This recipe only requires one bowl, which makes for easy cleanup.
Homemade Granola Bars
Store-bought bars add up quickly. Save money on granola bars by making them at home. These homemade good-for-you treats are an excellent option for breakfast or a mid-day pick-me-up.
This Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Granola Bars (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670941708966/) is basically a yogurt parfait in a handheld, bite-sized treat.
Stay full for longer with Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bars (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670941708968/). Starting the day with a wholesome whole grain breakfast is always a good idea. This recipe is perfect for fall breakfast planning, and kids love the sweet, chewy taste.
Overnight oats are an easy, healthy breakfast option, too. Make them the night before, let them soak overnight and enjoy them for breakfast the next morning.
Have dessert for breakfast with Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670938804225/). Rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, strawberries, chia seeds, graham crackers, vanilla extract and honey are needed for this recipe.
For something a little more fun, make Funfetti Overnight Oats (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670938804131/). The recipe call for steel cut oats, vanilla almond milk, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, almond and vanilla extracts and rainbow sprinkles!
Whether it’s homemade or frozen, starting the day with a filling breakfast is essential. Breakfast kick-starts the body’s metabolism, and it’s an important component of any healthy lifestyle. Balanced meals boost energy levels and improve concentration throughout the day.
Instead of skipping breakfast or choosing drive-thru, start planning at home. These make-ahead recipes are much better choices, especially on rushed mornings. Visit the nearest King Kullen to find all the ingredients needed for these delicious yet easy breakfast options!
About the Company:
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 32 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies and online shopping in many stores as well.