Recipes for Breakfasts of Champions

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School day mornings can be hectic, but they don’t have to be unhealthy. In honor of September’s Better Breakfast Month, serve up these enticing breakfast menus to deliciously power up your scholars for the day.

Overnight oatmeal.
Pardee Homes embraces healthy living, and what says healthy more than a nutritious bowl of oatmeal? You can calm the morning rush by assembling peanut butter banana or strawberry overnight oats in a mason jar or container the night before. Grab and go, or heat in the microwave for a quick breakfast for the kids, and yourself.

Avocado toast.
Say hello to what’s next in healthy foodie fare with quick and easy avocado toast. Avocados are loaded with healthy fats and taste great. Lather smashed avocados on whole grain bread. Then set out containers of toppings – seeds, sliced tomatoes, olives, black beans, you name it – to assemble a vitamin-rich breakfast of champions.

Power bowls.
Let the kiddos concoct their own breakfast magic with create-your-own power bowls. Keep a tray of recipe-makings handy. Think: yogurt, fruits, nuts, granola, seeds and sweeteners like honey or agave. Place bowls and spoons out the night before for fast and easy prep. 

Crockpot cinnamon apples.
The tempting aroma of cinnamon apples is sure to get your students out of bed! Just mix sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar and butter in the crockpot. Cook a batch for morning nibbles throughout the week.

 Scrambled egg muffins.
Want something warm in the morning, but don’t have time to prep and cook? Make a dozen of these on Sunday for a week’s worth of yumminess. Spray muffin tins and line with fresh spinach leaves. Add grated cheese and top with whisked eggs mixed with milk. Get creative by mixing in different proteins like diced ham and cooked turkey sausage. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Once cooled, remove from muffin trays, place in freezer bags, and reheat individually throughout the week.

Breakfast sandwich.
These protein-packed one-handers can be assembled in five minutes, using refrigerator leftovers. Keep plastic containers of refried black beans, sliced or shredded cheese, sliced tomatoes and avocados handy in the refrigerator. In the morning, scramble and season eggs. Spread warmed beans on a toasted English muffin and top with the rest. On the run? Tuck it in a napkin to take on the go.

With these recipes, your family will be ready to go back to school with full tummies. Pardee homes have spacious kitchens that make mealtime prep a breeze.

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