Do you think eating a bagel for breakfast means too many carbs and calories? Nutritious sprouted-grain bagels contain complex carbs, essential for brain function. Long-lasting carbs also help prevent dips in blood sugar, averting cravings and hunger pangs.
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Make this easy batter ahead of time, refrigerate in an airtight container, and enjoy fresh pancakes even on rushed mornings. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, good carbs, and fiber to fuel your day, these hearty pancakes also make great snacks.
Quinoa contains 11 protein grams per half-cup—up to 50 percent more than other grains—and supplies all of the essential amino acids. Its complex carbohydrates also give you an energy boost to start your day. Plus, it’s a snap to make—especially if you opt for quinoa flakes, which cook in 90 seconds.
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A kid-friendly favorite. Rich in potassium and magnesium, bananas may help prevent heart attacks, high blood pressure, and even ulcers. Yogurt is an excellent source of bone-strengthening calcium and is easier to digest than milk. Add fresh berries in season.
This creamy, kid-friendly treat—featuring almond milk, walnuts, and flaxseed, and sweetened with dates, banana, and raspberries—is packed with protein for lasting energy; no added sugar prevents a midmorning crash.
In a recipe rut? Kids or spouse grumbling about the same old meals? Get inspired with our four-part series of family-favorite, easy, and healthy recipes. Part 1: Breakfast.