Kick Start Your Morning

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September 2015

Welcome to Fall 2015! When getting back into the routine of school, dance, homework, and juggling all of your activities, smart eating can sometimes get left behind. Here are some quick and easy breakfast recipes to start your day off right!

1. Breakfast Banana Pops

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What you’ll need:
-2 bananas
-Yogurt of choice
-Granola of choice
-Popsicle sticks

Peel bananas, cut in half, and insert Popsicle sticks. Roll bananas in a bowl of yogurt, then again in a separate bowl of granola. Try adding Cinnamon or coconut shreds for variety! Freeze banana pops overnight and enjoy.

2. Egg and Avocado Bowl

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What you’ll need:
-2 eggs
-1/2 of an Avocado
-Fresh herbs of your choice

This recipe will give you the protein and fiber you need to start the day strong. Hard boil* two eggs, peel, and run under cold water. Slice eggs into quarters and put into a bowl. Dice up your Avocado and add to the bowl. Sprinkle some fresh herbs of your choice and you’re done! Add a splash of hot sauce for extra spice.

*For our young readers, be sure to have an adult to assist you. To hard boil: place eggs in saucepan and cover with at least 1-2 inches of cold water. Bring water to full rolling boil, then turn off the heat, cover, and let sit 10-12 minutes. Strain eggs and run under cold water to stop cooking, and eat within 4-5 days.

3. Fruit Smoothie

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What you’ll need:
-2 cups frozen berries
-1/2 cup of orange juice
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup yogurt
-1 frozen banana
-1 tbsp of honey

Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a travel cup and enjoy this healthy smoothie on your way out the door!

4. Overnight Oats

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What you’ll need:
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-1/2 cup almond milk (or favorite milk of choice)
-1/2 cup Greek yogurt
-1 tbsp chia seeds
-1 tsp honey
-4 strawberries

Prepare this delicious breakfast the night before. Mix together all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Let the container refrigerate for at least 6 hours but no more than 24 hours. Grab a spoon, top with favorite fruit, and you’re good to go!

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5. Banana Toast

What you’ll need:
-1 piece of whole grain bread
-1 banana
-Almond butter
-1 tbsp chia seeds

This one is so easy to prepare! Simply toast your whole grain bread and spread almond butter on top. Lay banana slices on the almond butter and sprinkle on your chia seeds. That’s it!

These recipes, along with other tips on nutrition, dance, and health, can be found on our Pinterest boards @SchoolatSteps.

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Sources: Buzzfeed, Parenting.com, Pop Sugar.