When was the last time you sat down to breakfast? According to Food Navigator, a survey says the average American eats breakfast just three times a week, and approximately 13% of those surveyed rarely eat breakfast at all. September is Better Breakfast Month, celebrating the versatility and benefits of breakfast. In the hustle and bustle of our daily routines, it’s easy to grab something quick at the drive thru, or eat nothing at all. There’s a reason why breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you could be missing out on some much-needed nutrients to power your day. Try one of these nutritious recipes to shake up your routine and restore your love for breakfast food.
You’ve heard of breakfast for dinner, but what about dinner for breakfast? Breakfast tacos are a creative way to transform a favorite food into an exciting breakfast that the whole family will look forward to. Grab some tortillas and load them up with scrambled eggs, tomatoes, salsa, diced potatoes, bacon or diced ham. Add Green Valley organic black beans for extra fiber and flavor. Sprinkle on your favorite toppings like cheese, cilantro and sour cream and serve.
Pumpkin Power Smoothie
If you don’t have time to eat breakfast, try drinking it instead. In the fall, pumpkin flavored treats reign supreme. Not only is pumpkin delicious, but it’s also packed with vitamin A which is important for growth and development, immunity and good vision. Simply combine Green Valley organic pumpkin, peanut butter, almond milk, your favorite protein powder, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and ice in a blender. Substitute your other favorite fruits and veggies for a quick, nutritious breakfast you can enjoy on the go all year long.
Mini Southwestern Veggie and Bean Frittatas
If you love savory breakfast but don’t have time each morning to whip up a plate of eggs and bacon, you’re in luck. These southwestern veggie and bean frittatas are the perfect solution for a convenient breakfast all week long. Combine Green Valley organic whole kernel corn, beans, peppers and onions with eggs, milk, salt and pepper and bake for 15-20 minutes. Bake ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Overnight oats are a foolproof way to start your day off right. The best part? They only take about 5-10 minutes to make. Simply combine rolled oats, almond milk, honey or maple syrup, chia seeds, and your favorite fruit in a jar and allow it to chill overnight. When you’re ready to go, add a dollop of almond butter or another favorite nut butter and you’ll be on your way. To save even more time, try prepping all your overnight oats for the week on Sunday so you’ll have breakfast ready to go for the week ahead.
Avocado Toast with Blackened Corn and Queso Fresco
If you’ve been enjoying the avocado toast trend, you’re not alone. Avocados contain many nutrients including fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C. According to ChooseMyPlate.gov, avocados are packed with unsaturated fats which can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. There are tons of ways to customize this new breakfast and brunch meal. Brown Green Valley organic whole kernel corn in a pan for several minutes, and add to toast along with avocado, chili powder, salt and pepper, queso fresco cheese and cilantro.
Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potato and Beans
If you like burrito bowls, you’ll love this reimagined breakfast bowl with sweet potatoes and beans. According to HealthyEating.org, eating a protein-packed breakfast helps restore energy lost overnight, and also helps balance protein intake throughout the rest of the day. During the week, prep sweet potatoes, and Green Valley organic garbanzo beans and kidney beans ahead of time so you can enjoy this flavorful bowl in a pinch.