4 March Madness Breakfast Recipes to Kickstart Your Day!
Whether she’s raining down sunshine or dropping 3 feet of snow upon us, March is the perfect month to get your some stagnant eating patterns back on track. Right now is always the best time to commit to healthy eating as you ramp up your spring activity plans!
Every month at TFW-South Metro, our students are asked to choose habits that will help propel them closer to their goals. Many are electing to eat cleaner this month so in the spirit of support, we’ve got 4 delicious and easy breakfasts that will kickstart each week with loads nutrients!
1. Back on Track Green Monster (Banana Free) – Why not start your days in March with a tasty, in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, breakfast smoothie? This delightful vegan friendly beverage from ohsheglows.com is loaded with anti-oxidants such as ginger, kale and cucumbers.
Why ginger? :
- Ginger may help reduce inflammation of the muscles and joints.
- Ginger can help calm the stomach and treat chronic indigestion.
- Ginger may help improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer's Disease.
2. Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon – Salty and sweet, this meal from allergyfreealaska.com can really be served at any time. The sweet potatoes give a superfood boost to the veggie and egg mix which includes onion, pepper, zucchini and any other favorites you want to throw in. Be sure to use nitrate free bacon.
Fun zucchini facts:
- National Zucchini Bread Day is April 25.
- The Italians brought the first zucchinis to America in the 1920s.
- The plant’s flower is edible.
3. Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich – We’ve got to hand it to Jerry James Stone. This breakfast is as whimsical as it is nutritious! This recipe calls for peanut butter which you could substitute with any nut butter. It also uses currants and pistachios but you can get imaginative and add your own goodies to the mix!
Fun pistachio facts:
- Almost 90% of the fat in pistachios are mono and polyunsaturated fats – the best kinds for you.
- The Italians introduced it to the world in the first century. We say pistachio, the Iranians say “smiling nut”. The Chinese call it “happy nut”.
- The cavemen had them all beat – pistachios are among the oldest flowering trees and were a main staple of prehistoric diets.
4. Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding – A light and fluffy breakfast delicacy from healthyblenderrecipes.com that will add a bit of pep to your step. Best of all it only takes 5 minutes to prepare!
Fun chia facts:
- Chia is a member of the mint family.
- The Aztecs who grew this prized crop valued it so much that chia was used for money.
- Chia seeds have more Omega-3 fatty acids than all other plant food.
- Aztec warriors and runners are said to have sustained themselves for a whole day on just one tablespoon of chia.
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