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The One-Stop Breakfast Shop: Easy Healthy Breakfasts All Week

by Rootstock Editor

Jan. 29, 2020

by Rootstock Editor

For busy mornings, sometimes you just need healthy breakfast meal prep ideas that you can put together ahead of time. Then comes Thursday, when you're on the downhill slide of the week but need a little morning inspiration. Finally, Saturday rolls around, and you have time to create an organic and healthy egg breakfast that brings the family together.

Decision fatigue is a real thing. So we've created a few easy organic breakfast ideas to get you through the week, with a few tips and tricks thrown in as well.

Organic Valley Ultra paired with a bowl of organic cereal and banana.

Monday Morning Easy Breakfast

Monday morning (or any morning that feels like a Monday) is an excellent time for grab-and-go options. Remember, “quick and easy” doesn’t have to mean “unhealthy” either. Meal prep some overnight oats that you and the kids can eat on the way to school and work.

If you don’t have time to meal prep, start with a glass of Organic Valley Ultra™ to get the kids more protein from their glass of milk without the sugar they don’t need. Pour some over their favorite low-sugar organic breakfast cereal or serve with peanut butter on toast, and you’ve got a breakfast that will get everyone out the door in a flash.

TIP: Overnight Oats for an easy morning win.

Organic Valley Grassmilk® yogurt and a few oats in a jar can do the trick for a mobile organic breakfast you can feel good about. If you have a bit of meal prep time Sunday night, double this surprisingly healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats recipe to have a few jars on hand for any morning that feels like a Monday.

A Mason jar of chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats topped with walnuts and with oats and chocolate chips scattered artfully around it.

Tuesday and Wednesday Morning Easy Organic Free-Range Eggs

Monday probably went by in a blur, so let’s reset and make sure the family is getting healthy breakfast on the go without destroying the kitchen. Organic egg recipes don’t have to be difficult, and we have a 30-minute mini crustless quiche recipe that uses the organic eggs from the free-to-forage, well-cared-for hens of our cooperative.

Make an extra batch to cover a couple mornings—they reheat beautifully and are also tasty cold. Two mini quiches plus a glass of ultra-filtered milk and a piece of fruit gives you and the kids quick energy and plenty of protein to satisfy until lunch. The best part is that nearly all of the organic ingredients can be picked up in a flash simply by telling the shopper (your partner or your app) to choose Organic Valley.

Little girl in overalls gathers brown eggs from hens in a green field.

Thursday Morning Omega-3s

There are plenty of studies and stories that show the potential benefits of more omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA in a balanced diet. Fortunately, multiple studies have also shown that organic milk has higher levels of omega-3s. Connect the dots, and you can easily add more omega-3s to your family’s breakfasts with Organic Valley whole ultra-filtered milk or Grassmilk alongside our omega-3 eggs. Our cows spend more time outside on pasture, and this natural diet helps us put the best milk on the shelf for you.

TGIF! Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Friday is finally here! Embrace it. An organic breakfast smoothie is fast, delivers the nutrition your family needs (especially if you sneak in some greens), and avoids the pesticides often found on fruits and veggies used in shakes.

They don’t have to be complicated either! Healthy breakfast smoothies are as easy as frozen organic strawberries or mixed fruit (about 1 cup per person, less for small children), and high-protein milk like Ultra to cover. Blend and done.

Add more nutrition with other things you might have around: a couple cups of packed greens, a tablespoon or two of nut butter or whole nuts (any will do), a scoop of organic yogurt for probiotics… Delicious and organic with the press of a button.

Saturday or Sunday Breakfast Feast

For some families, the weekend means time for a fun organic breakfast feast. It’s a good time to teach your children what goes into the food on your table. As you whip eggs and the little ones have fun ripping up greens for this easy Breakfast Delight Quiche recipe, you can leisurely talk to your kids about where eggs come from and what ghee is.

It’s also a great time to treat yourself to bacon that you can feel good about frying up because you know where it comes from and the love that was put into raising the animals.