By Contributing Writer, Stephani
In the winter, my kids eat oatmeal. They love it, which is great for me because it’s easy, healthy, and extremely frugal.
The warmer months are more tricky. As the days heat up, we stop craving bowls of warm buttery goodness and turn to fresher, lighter ways to say good morning.
Cold cereal is always an option, but it’s one I steer away from since we try to eat mostly whole, real foods. We also have a budget to remember, and believe it or not fresh, healthy breakfasts can cost way less than a bowl of fruity flakes.
In case you’re like me and start wracking your brain when the weather turns warm, I thought I’d share a collection of healthy breakfasts perfect for summer (or whenever the weather turns hot for you).
Most of these use fresh, seasonal products, and you can adjust the ingredients to fit your budget. You can also swap out ingredients to make them more palatable to picky eaters or special diets.
If you have any questions about the recipes, feel free to drop a note on the posts or ask me here! I’ll be hanging out in the comments all day.
Fruit Kabobs with Ginger Lemon Yogurt Sauce from The Lemon Bowl
Easy Yogurt Covered Berries from A New (England) Life
2-Ingredient Cookies from me
Healthy Breakfast Banana Split from Natural Noshing
Baked Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast from Smithspirations
French Toast Kebabs from Baltic Maid
Strawberry Pineapple Oatmeal Cake from Just Making Noise
Obviously, there are hundreds of smoothie recipes floating around. Here are a few unique ones!
28 Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes from Green Thickies
Choco-cado Smoothie from Authentic Simplicity
Easiest Egg & Cheese Muffins from me
Fried Egg, Avocado & Turkey Bacon on Toast
Easy Breakfast Tostadas from The Nourishing Home & Happy Wives Club
Hard Boiled Eggs, Sliced Fruit, Toast
4-Herb Frittatas Sandwiches (or thin egg pancakes) from Just Making Noise
Simple Savory Baked Eggs from The Nourishing Home
Yogurt & Mix-Ins
Use any of these easy alternatives to sugary granola and cereal with your milk or yogurt in the morning.
High-Protein Trail Mix from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Not Your Childhood’s Breakfast Cereal from Shesourceful
If I made these for dessert or to bring to a party, we almost always eat it the next morning. Serve with an egg, fruit, or handful of nuts to round out the meal.
Healthy Ice Cream
When it’s sweetened with fruit or something like maple syrup and honey, why not serve it for breakfast?
Fast Strawberry Ice Cream (dairy-free, sugar-free) from The Primal Home
Healthy Banana Ice Cream from Come Together Kids