Breakfast

Peanut Buttery Oatmeal
Breakfast Pizza
Sunbutter Balls
Berry Smoothie
Rice Ambrosia


Peanut Buttery Oatmeal

-1½ cups steel cut oats
-½ measuring cup nut butter
-2 tbsp milk
-¼ cup honey
-Apple slices

Mix nut butter, milk & honey.   Combine with oatmeal & stir well.  Spoon into 12 bowls & add apple slices to each bowl.

Food for Thought: Peanuts are not actually nuts!  This protein-rich food is actually a legume (same family as peas and lentils).  Peanuts are a good source of protein and heart-protecting fats!


Breakfast Pizza

-1 whole wheat tortilla
-1 small banana
-2 tbsp nut butter (the size of ping-pong ball)
-optional: drizzle of honey

Spread nut butter evenly on tortilla.  Slice the banana into quarter-size slices and place on your pizza.  Cut a slice or roll into a burrito if you are on the go!

Food for Thought: Bananas are an excellent source of potassium!  Potassium helps your body stay balanced and hydrated!


Sunbutter Balls

-½ cup sunflower butter (or nut butter)
-½ cup honey
-¾ cup non-fat dry milk
-½ cup rice cereal
-Raisins (optional)

Stir ingredients together & roll into balls.  That’s it!

Food for Thought: These sunflower balls are packed with energy so you only need a small amount (about one ball) to keep your energy levels up!


Berry Smoothie

-1 banana
-¼ cup berries
-6 oz vanilla yogurt
-Water/ice as desired

Add ingredients and blend.

Food for Thought: Smoothies are a great way to get your 2-3 servings of fruit in each day!  Extra bonus- they taste awesome!  You can have a smoothie with your breakfast  or as a healthy alternative to dessert (a way better for you choice than a milk shake)!


Rice Ambrosia

-Brown rice
-Cinnamon
-Almonds
-Raisins
-Yogurt or cottage cheese

Ask an adult for help preparing rice in a rice cooker.  Let rice cool.  Mix in other ingredients to taste.

Food for Thought: Sick of the same old bowl of cereal for breakfast?  Mix it up with a bowl of rice!  Brown rice is filled with long lasting energy to help you tackle the day!