After a long and hectic week, one of the most enjoyable weekend activities can be savoring a Sunday morning in the kitchen. Cooking a delicious (and, of course, healthy!) breakfast can be fun for the whole family. While thinking outside of the Bisquick box can be difficult at first, putting a nutritious spin on your family’s favorite meals is totally worth the effort.

Plus, unlike traditional bacon-and-egg meals that leave you feeling like you need to crawl back in bed, these morning pick-me-ups will give your family the energy they need to keep going all day!

Green Eggs and Ham (makes 4 servings)
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon
  • 4 handfuls baby spinach
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Cut bacon into small pieces. Sautee bacon and spinach on medium heat until spinach is wilted and ham is warm all the way through. Add eggs and stir until eggs are cooked to desired consistency. Sprinkle cheese throughout until melted. Remove from heat. Add avocado. 

Now you have a delicious breakfast perfect for St. Patrick ’s Day, full of fiber, vitamins, protein and healthy fat — and not a bottle of food coloring in sight!

Better French Toast (makes 4 servings)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 5 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
  • Splash of milk 
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread
  • Organic Maple Syrup

Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Soak bread in mixture until well absorbed. Place in non-stick skillet and “fry” until golden brown on each side. Top with organic syrup and, if desired, a bit more cinnamon.

The protein in the eggs combined with the fiber of the bread keeps tummies full until lunch, while cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar throughout the day.

Whole-Grain Pancakes (makes 9 pancakes)
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup buckwheat flower
  • 1 ¼ Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk 
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Organic Maple syrup
Place eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and honey into bowl. Combine all dry ingredients, except raspberries, into another bowl, and add wet ingredients slowly, until just blended. Let sit for 30 minutes, so oatmeal can soften. Cook on griddle or in pan until edges are slightly brown.  Top with maple syrup and raspberries.

These pancakes are also great heated up the next day, so make a big batch on Sunday, and have a special breakfast on Monday too!

Making memories in the kitchen doesn’t have to leave your family feeling bloated. Teach your kids about the health benefits of the ingredients going into their breakfasts and why they are so important. Now that’s a Sunday morning worth remembering! 

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