Give Breakfast for Dinner a Try

Week after week, it is hard to think of new and interesting meals for your family dinner. Tonight, you might want to consider - breakfast for dinner. Follow the MyPlate guidelines to make a wholesome breakfast meal. Have your children help by letting them pick out their favorite fruits and vegetables then get started on your breakfast creations! Here are some ways you can make a nutritious and easy breakfast for dinner:

  • Make oatmeal and serve it with cut fruit on the side or mixed in! Try making Granola Fruit Bites with your child for a creative twist on eating granola and yogurt.  Oatmeal is a good source of whole grains.
  • Add a variety of vegetables to your omelets. Make them colorful by adding tomatoes, peppers, onions, spinach, and mushrooms. Get more creative by adding other interesting ingredients such as broccoli, black beans, or sautéed artichoke hearts.
  • See what fresh vegetables you and your child can wrap up in a breakfast burrito with eggs and cheese, or make a banana burrito.
  • Decorate whole grain toast, English muffins, or waffles with sliced avocado and your choice of vegetables. They can also be topped with peanut butter and sliced fruit! 
  • Consider a parfait buffet.  Put out different ingredients and let you family make their own with low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Use chocolate chips, granola, dry cereal, fresh fruit, raisins or other dried fruit or any other items you have on hand.
  • Make a healthy Breakfast Pizza with low-fat cream cheese and full of your choice of fruits and vegetables.
  • Try stuffing peppers with an egg, cheese and frozen hash brown mixture.  Bake until the peppers are cooked through.
  • Serve your smoothie in a bowl instead of a glass for smoothie soup at dinner.  Try adding different ingredients to mix it up.
  • Incorporate a healthy drink with your breakfast for dinner by serving it with fat free (skim) milk or low fat (1%) milk. 
  • Consider making breakfast for dinner a weekly event!  Waffle Wednesdays are a great place to start.


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