By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
If your days are anything like mine, mornings are organized chaos involving speed, serenity and serious mental focus to get everyone out the door on time, well nourished and in a happy mood ready to tackle and enjoy the day. No wonder almost 20 percent of Americans skip breakfast.
One way to help make mornings less hectic is preparation. One of my sons wakes up starving the other not hungry at all. To satisfy both appetites and meet my mom-approved nutrition requirements, I like to create recipes over the weekend in batches. That way, we have something easy to grab and go on weekday mornings.
These raw breakfast cookies are a healthy spin on traditional pastries but without the refined sugars. Besides the amped up fiber from oats, nuts and seeds, these gems are loaded with immune and metabolism supportive minerals like selenium, magnesium and zinc. Enjoy a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, portable breakfast that’s sure to please everyone. This recipe is easy to customize as well. If dark chocolate isn’t your thing, try adding blueberries (fresh or frozen), goji berries or your favorite dried fruit like cranberries instead.
Here’s another fun and easy leftover breakfast idea… take leftover Sunday Morning Cinnamon GF Waffles and add a smear of almond butter and slices of banana, then fold in half for a super-fast and healthy breakfast “sandwich.”
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Servings: 12 (two cookies is one serving)
Chocolate Chips – fresh or frozen blueberries, goji berries, dried cranberries, raisins or apricot.
Maple Syrup – honey, molasses
Applesauce – mashed banana
Coconut Oil – grass-fed butter
Ground Flax + Water – pasture raised eggs
Sodium: 68 mg
Sugars: 4 g
Protein: 4 g