Healthy Eating: Better Off With Breakfast

National School Breakfast Week was celebrated earlier in the month to bring attention the incredible connection good nutrition has on academic performance. Whether eaten at home, on the bus, in the car or at school in the classroom, cafeteria or common area, students are better off with breakfast.

Breakfast foods also don’t have to be limited to the morning. Enjoy a family breakfast of Heat + Eat Power Breakfast Pocket, Berry Perfect Parfaits and Good News Breakfast Smoothies. These make-ahead recipes, including Mini Frittatas, Italian Tomato Eggs, Apple Raisin French Toast Casserole and Huevos Rancheros mean mealtime can be ready anytime. Have breakfast for dinner if you want.

“Family Meals Matter” features registered dietitian–approved recipes with foods from all the food groups to reflect Dairy Council of California’s nutrition philosophy to elevate the health of children and parents. For more information, nutrition tools and additional family meal recipes, please visit our website, HealthyEating.org. Healthy Eating Made Easier™

Heat + Eat Power Breakfast Pocket, WA State Dairy Council + Dairy Council of CA

HEALTHY EATING SHOPPING LIST

(Includes ingredients to make at least four servings of each Featured Family Meal recipe)

HEAT + EAT POWER BREAKFAST POCKET
6 slices reduced-sodium deli Turkey (or ham)
4 slices (4 ounces total) Cheddar Cheese, divided
1½ cups packed, chopped Spinach, divided
4 large Eggs
¼ teaspoon Pepper
Dash of Salt
1 tablespoon low-fat Milk

BERRY PERFECT PARFAITS
¼ cup Water, divided
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
1 cup fresh Blueberries or Blackberries, divided
2 tablespoons Honey
⅛ teaspoon ground Cardamon
⅛ teaspoon grated lime Rind
½ pound fresh Peaches, Nectarines or other stone fruit (with a pit)
1½ cups raspberry or strawberry fat-free frozen Yogurt
Mint sprigs (garnish)

GOOD NEWS BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES
2 cups low-fat vanilla Yogurt
2 cups orange or apple Juice
2 medium Bananas, ripe
2 cups frozen Strawberries