Creative Breakfast Ideas Involving Fruit

The American Dietetic Association stresses not only the importance of breakfast, but the quality of breakfast foods consumed. A nutritious breakfast will give you a healthy start to your day. Fruit is one important food that should be included in ones breakfast as it is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.

The following is a list of creative breakfast ideas involving fruit:

1. Spread peanut butter on a small pita and wrap it around a banana. Make sure you get your calcium with a large glass of cold milk.

2. Have a delicious waffle that is topped with berries and yogurt.

3. Fill a pita with fresh fruit and cottage cheese.

4. Have a scrambled egg or omelet sandwich with a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Have a fresh banana with it.

5. For a light breakfast, have a muffin or English muffin with a fruit spread, a banana, and a glass of milk.

6. Have a fruit smoothie made in a blender. One recipe is:

Berry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana, peeled and cut up 1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries (such as raspberries, blackberries and/or strawberries) 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice 3 tablespoons plain yogurt

Preparation: Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

7. Have a delicious fruit salad. Cut up all your favorite fruits in a bowl. Add yogurt or honey. Add some granola on top. You can also try the following recipe:

Ingredients: 2 cups cubed cantaloupe 2 large red apples, chopped 1 cup red or green grapes 1 medium banana, sliced 1/2 cup lemon yogurt 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice

Preparation: In a bowl, combine the fruit and mix. Combine the yogurt and orange juice and sprinkle it over the fruit.

8. Make some pancakes and add fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.

9. Have a parfait that includes layering granola, yogurt, and fruit in a parfait dish.

10. Make a toasted bagel topped with cream cheese and fruit slices such as berries.

11. Have a healthy fruit Hodge Podge:


1 honeydew melon cut up into chunks 1 banana cut into pieces 1 apple cut into pieces apples 50g of a granola cereal 2 tablespoons yogurt

Combine all ingredients. You can also use your own favorite fruits.

12. You can try this Breakfast Fruit Cobbler:

2 Cups of fresh, canned or frozen fruit Place fruit in a baking dish sprayed with cooking oil.

2 Tablespoon sugar 1 Teaspoon cornstarch 2 Teaspoon water or (juice from the canned fruits) 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice

Mix together and pour over fruit in dish.

1/2 Cup quick cooking oats 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon or (1/4 Teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 Teaspoon of nutmeg) 1/4 Cup cold butter

Preparation: Mix together cutting in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit in dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

A nutritious breakfast includes fruit which is a great source of fiber. Being creative with your breakfasts will make your food more enjoyable and give you the necessary fuel to take on the day.

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With this, it is as only as important as what we decide to eat for breakfast. You need to eat something healthy so that you will not be hungry half way through the morning. Eat something filling enough that will last you till lunch time.

The most common breakfast food has to be cold cereal. When choosing a cereal, be sure not to get one that has a lot of sugar and is high in fat.

Adding low fat milk and some sort of fruit to this will make it even healthier. Putting bananas in you cereal is delicious and healthy. Also adding some eggs or peanut butter with toast will add some good protein to your meal.

Eggs cooked without a lot of fat can also be healthy breakfast foods. You should combine them with something that has fiber, like whole grain toast, and you should add some fruit or vegetables and some dairy.

A nice omelet with vegetables and low fat cheese along with a piece of fruit would work out well. The protein in eggs and peanut butter is very filling, and so is the fiber in whole grain toast. For those without a lot of time in the morning, you could make hard boiled eggs ahead of time so you don’t have to cook in the morning.

If you are like me and can’t eat a lot right when you get up, try eating something small and then eat something for brunch.

One option for a take along breakfast is instant oatmeal. Instant oatmeal packets are very portable, and you just need to add hot water, which you can get in most offices. You can bring a packet along with a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts.

With people always in a hurry there are many choices for those on the run at your local grocery store. When grabbing something, make sure that is healthy. Make sure that is has the ingredients to keep you full till you have time to eat again.

Finding the right breakfast foods can be difficult, in particular when your looking for a healthy breakfast. Here are some simple tips to follow to get a total, reasonable breakfast.

Kellogg’s® Eggo Bake Shop™ Mini Muffin Tops

eggo1Another great breakfast item to have in your house are the Kellogg’s® Eggo Bake Shop™ Mini Muffin Tops. We tried the blueberry variety, and it was a hit in my house. My kids literally could not shove these into their mouths fast enough.  They are super easy to make — literally pop into the microwave for about 12 seconds or pop into the toaster.  Each sheet gives you 4 mini muffing tops (which are the best part of the muffin!).

This is another great on the go breakfast.  They aren’t messy and are super good.  It is an easy way to get your kids to eat breakfast, and they won’t even realize it is good for them!

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