Are you absolutely bored with breakfast, struggle to get your kids to eat a healthy breakfast, tired of wasting money at your local drive-thru, but have no time to make a healthy option for the whole family?
No worries, I've got you covered. These 3 breakfast muffins can be made ahead of time and even frozen for up to 6 months. So you can make a large batch and have some now and freeze some for later.
You may be wondering, how are these different from other muffins like those you make from a box or get at your local coffee shop? Most store-bought muffins and mixes have very little fruit, no vegetables and are mostly fruit-flavoring (a chemical added to the food to make it taste for instance, like blueberries or strawberries) sugar, refined white flour, and unhealthy fats. They have a ton of calories, but very little nutrition our bodies need every day.
When we fill up on these calorically-dense but nutritiously poor foods, we tend to overeat on the calories and leave our bodies hungry for the nutrients they still need. We often feel this by being hungry 2-3 hours after eating a calorically-dense but nutritiously poor meal or having an energy crash. So, naturally, we reach for the next sugary snack or caffeine to pick us up. It can become a vicious cycle where we are consuming way too many calories that are stored as fat but experience hunger cravings and low energy. For our kids, it can lead to a decreased ability to focus which can affect how fast and how much they can learn.
The stores are not out to get us, but they are trying to make money, which means they will use the cheapest ingredients such as white flour, processed sugar and unhealthy oils. These muffins lack the nutrients our bodies need to run at 110%; instead, they give us low energy that force us to find the next sugar or caffeine fix.
Let's thrive and not just survive our day.
Let's start the day off strong by fueling our bodies with the nutrients they need to thrive and not just survive the day. The same goes for our kids. When our bodies are fueled optimally, we do not get a sugar-crash like we do from sugary cereals, muffins or pop-tarts. We have lasting energy and better focus and our kids can learn more, faster.
These muffins contain whole grains, fruits, vegetables, a moderate amount of healthy fat and lean protein that give us both calories and nutrition so our bodies can thrive.What's even better is that these muffins can be made ahead of time and enjoyed on the go!
Blueberry Bliss Muffins
First, I transformed our average blueberry muffin into a powerhouse of energy and nutrients. They are delicious and nutritious and become even more moist the second day. Click here for recipe.
Zucchini Oat Muffins
Next up are my zucchini oat muffins, where you get to enjoy a serving of hidden vegetables right in your muffin. The grated zucchini keeps these muffins moist and will have you coming back for seconds! Click here for recipe.
Mediterranean Egg Muffins
For those days when you want something savory, enjoy these Mediterranean Egg Muffins, they have a ton of flavor and are like an omelet on the go! Click here for recipe.
Not sure about all the veggies? That's ok, start with one or two veggies and work your way up. For instance, add zucchini and feta cheese or mushrooms, spinach and feta cheese. Then, the next time, try adding another veggie in and feel free to try your fav veggies in this muffin as well!
These 3 muffins are delicious on the go breakfast foods that will give you lasting energy, increased focus and help keep the pounds off. Comment below on what your fav muffin was or share with us your fav quick breakfast items.
Note: If you are used to sweet muffins, cereals and pancakes, start with 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup in the recipe and over time reduce down to 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup. It takes a little time for our taste buds to adjust, but once you reduce the amount of sugary foods you eat, your taste buds will adjust and fruits, including these muffins, will start to taste even sweeter!