As a father of five I always challenge myself to properly take care of my children the best way possible. I feel as parents we have a good handle on raising our kiddos right. If anything I could do better, is getting my hands on some breakfast recipes for on the go moments with the kids.

Stop, Grab, and Eat

I think for us, we like things that are convenient to eat in the morning, like cereal, pastries, or frozen goods. This week we are going to take a smarter approach towards breakfast and what we eat.

After visiting with Robin Plotkin our Registered Dietitian, she suggested a couple of breakfast recipes for on the go.

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

This is a super easy recipe that you can throw together before you go to bed or right when you wake up in the morning. The other morning I just mixed everything in a disposable cup and took it with me on the go.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats- any kind will do
  • ½ cup 1% or skim milk
  •  Sweetner of choice (brown sugar, honey, real maple syrup, jelly or jam-can also use dried fruit)
  •  Your favorite fresh fruit, chopped (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peaches,  pears)
  •  Cinnamon-to taste

Directions

Combine oats, milk, sweetener of choice and cinnamon and mix well. Store in the fridge overnight, uncovered.  When ready to eat, add fresh fruit and other toppings, if desired.

  • These can be made the night before or two hours before you need them
  • You can make these individually or in a large bowl and have each person scoop out their serving into individual bowls.
  • You can double or triple the recipe and keep well covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Great morning meal or quick snack.
  • Serve COLD

Peanut Butter, Grape & Chocolate Bites

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Photo credit to Robin Plotkin, RD, LD

I made up a healthy batch of these tasty treats for everyone in the house to enjoy. I recommend a tall glass of milk to wash them down.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup low-fat crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preparation

In a microwave-safe bowl, add peanut butter and heat until thinned out, approximately 25 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir in grape juice. Add oats, flax seed, honey, chocolate chips and vanilla; stir to incorporate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Using a teaspoon or a melon baller, form mixture into balls. Place in the refrigerator and allow to cool again for at least 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes 30 balls

Nutrition per serving (1 ball)  60 calories, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 2g protein, 7g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, less than 1g fiber

Breakfast Recipes for on the Go

I also found tons of new breakfast recipes from Got Milk, that I think will sure to be a hit for the whole family. I look forward to starting the day off right with a solid breakfast packed with protein and nutrients. #GotMilkGotProtein

How do you start your morning? What is your favorite breakfast recipes for on the go?

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