September is Better Breakfast Month, a time to focus on the importance of eating breakfast. Focusing on the health benefits breakfast provides is valuable. And, better breakfasts aren’t only nutritious, they should also be convenient as well. To help feed yourself and your family better breakfasts, try these delicious, healthy, make-ahead ideas.
1. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats have been all the rage for years now, and for good reason. Oats help protect our hearts, regulate our blood sugar, and support our gut biomes. They’re so easy to prepare on the weekend so that you can have grab-and-go breakfast all week. If you’re looking to increase your fiber, try crockpot overnight steel-cut oats. For more protein and other important nutrients, check out some recipes for overnight quinoa. Adding Aronia berries, seeds, and nuts to your overnight grains makes them even more delicious and healthy. Here's our recipe for Superberries Aronia Overnight Oats.
2. Egg Cups and Egg Bakes
Egg cups and egg bakes are easy ways to increase protein and vegetables in your breakfasts without having to do a lot of prep work. The recipes are super versatile to accommodate anyone’s preferences and they freeze beautifully so you can bake them ahead of time and then reheat them when you are ready to eat.
3. Breakfast Burritos, Enchiladas, and Quesadillas
Breakfast burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas are easy make-ahead meals that freeze well so that you can do all the prep work ahead of time and use those precious minutes in the morning to sleep in or do a quick workout. Serving these healthy dishes with a side of salsa and sour cream will make them feel like a decadent treat. Make our Aroniaberry Salsa to go along with your breakfast burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas.
Smoothies are so refreshing and energizing in the morning, but they can take a little time to prep. Assembling and freezing smoothie packs ahead of time, consisting of all the ingredients you want in your smoothie (minus the liquid), will make it so easy to pop one in the blender so you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at home or on the go. Superberries Frozen Aroniaberries are an excellent addition and they provide antioxidants and nutrients to help you feel great. Try our smoothie recipes, like Superberries Aronia Pumpkin Smoothie.
5. Breakfast Sandwiches
Breakfast Sandwiches require a little more prep work and assembly, but you can easily use English muffins or mini-croissants to save some time. These are satisfying breakfasts because they contain protein and carbohydrates to keep you satisfied. Breakfast sandwiches are also endlessly customizable and they freeze beautifully. Add Aronia berry Concentrate to butter or cream cheese for a berry-licious flavor.
6. Muffins and Cookies
Muffins and cookies might seem like desserts, but you will find many delicious recipes for breakfast versions of your favorites that you can feel good about eating at your first meal of the day. You can trick picky eaters into eating healthy foods with muffins made with yogurt, applesauce, and berries like Aronia berries and cookies made with whole grains and fruits. Try our recipe for Aronia Crumbletop Muffins.
7. Breakfast Bars
Breakfast Bars are another healthy breakfast masquerading as a treat. The bright colors and flavors of berries in the bars will attract even the pickiest of eaters. Many breakfast bar recipes include oats, nut butter, and berries; the protein and fiber help you stay satisfied longer while the fruit makes them delicious. Superberries Frozen Aroniaberries make the perfect addition to a morning breakfast bar. They are packed with nutrition and they are not too sweet. Try our Aroniaberry Energy Bar Recipe.
The internet is a treasure trove of recipes for healthy breakfast. Creating a varying breakfast menu and freezing some recipes ahead of time for easy morning prep will help ensure you and your family will want to eat a healthy breakfast every morning.