September 30, 2016

25 Healthy Summer Breakfasts

25 Healthy Summer Breakfasts | TheMarathonMom.com

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.

 

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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

Whole grain toast with honey-sweetened strawberry freezer jam from Our Nourishing Roots (and more toast and spread ideas)

Baked Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast  from Smithspirations

French Toast Kebabs from Baltic Maid

Strawberry Pineapple Oatmeal Cake from Just Making Noise

 

 

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Smoothies

Obviously, there are hundreds of smoothie recipes floating around. Here are a few unique ones!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie (dairy-free)  from me

28 Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes  from Green Thickies

Choco-cado Smoothie from Authentic Simplicity

 

Eggs

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.

Simple Granola (real food, sugar-free) from me

High-Protein Trail Mix from Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Not Your Childhood’s Breakfast Cereal from Shesourceful

 

 

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Quick Breads

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.

Amish Friendship Bread (without the pudding mix) from me

Banana Bread (whole grain and alternative sweetener options) from me

Sunshine Bread (what to do with overripe cantaloupe!) from me

 

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

 

What’s your favorite summer breakfast?


Comments

  1. Yummy!! I’m going to try these.

  2. Thanks so much for including me on this very “shesourceful” list of healthy summer breakfasts! I will be back to check them out. And my hat is off to you for homeschooling 8 boys! Blessings!

  3. Hi, Stephani. Thanks so much for the shout out on my Simply Savory Baked Eggs recipe. Appreciate being included in your top healthy breakfasts posts. I can’t wait to check out these recipes. After all, breakfast really is key to health and wellness. Thanks again for sharing! Lots of blessings, Kelly

  4. Thanks for all the recipe suggestions! I’ve been wanting to switch to something more besides oatmeal too 🙂

  5. Hi Steph! Thanks so much for linking my high protein trail mix. Mixing it with yogurt is not only delicious, but genius – I had it today myself for breakfast!

  6. This is amazing to mix in different breakfast ideas. Thank you so much brandy for compiling these 🙂

  7. I made these because I had some bananas going bad, but I think this might become my go to summer breakfast/snack. They are so yummy and filling. I love them and I don’t usually like homemade granola bars.

    http://nu-spoon.com/2013/03/01/homemade-banana-peanut-butter-granola-bars/

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