Delicious & Easy "Make ahead" Breakfast ideas

00078cassiewrightphoto My babies are doing some of their first standardized testing this week so I wanted to have a few new "healthy breakfast" ideas ready to go so I wouldn’t seemed rushed in the mornings this week! It is so important for little ones (and YOU) to have a well-balanced, low sugar, high protein breakfast before heading off for the day! I am a huge fan of "Make ahead" anything so these 2 breakfast recipes are ones I wanted to share!!! Both are super easy & delicious!!! Enjoy!

Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfiet

From Iowa Girl Eats

Makes 1 (I made 4 of these the night before)


6oz Greek yogurt (2% or 0% plain) 1/3 cup old fashioned oats, uncooked 1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional) (could substitute ground flax seed)

2 Tablespoons milk (almond, cow, soy, etc.) 1 cup frozen mixed fruit and berries


In a bowl combine yogurt, oats, chia seeds, and milk. Stir to combine then layer half in a wide-mouth mason jar or container. Add half the fruit and berries then layer in remaining yogurt mixture and berries. Refrigerate overnight, and up to 3 days. Enjoy cold.

Creamy, sweet, and satisfying, these Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfait leave me full for hours!  I had one for dessert last night!

Baked French toast

From A Nutrtionist Eats

Sounds decadent, delicious and full of calories, right? Thankfully there is such a thing as healthy French toast. The Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread eliminates refined flours and extra sugars, and the eggs add an additional protein boost that is welcome in any of my breakfasts. It’s custardy and slightly sweet and can be made ahead for a quick and easy breakfast on the go.

Baked French Toast

- 4 servings

8 slices Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread (or I used whole wheat bread & sprinkled it w cinnamon my kids don’t care for raisins)

1 1/2 cup almond milk (I use no sugar, vanilla)

1/4 cup maple syrup + extra for drizzling

6 eggs


Cube bread into 1- 8inch square pan

Whisk together almond milk, eggs and maple syrup.

Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, sprinkle with cinnamon and let soak for about 3 hours or overnight.

Bake at 375° for about 35-40 minutes, until eggs are set.

Cut into 4 pieces, drizzle with maple syrup and serve.

The portion size is huge and there are about 313 calories and 19 grams of protein per serving.

Hope you like these recipes to get your day started right!!! Precooking breakfast, lunch, & protien is a sure fire way to stay on the healthy track!!

Blessings, Caroline