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Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Snacks

Updated on February 20, 2013

As a mom or dad, you may have your hands full with getting up and getting your kids ready for school. One of the important things of starting your day is to make sure that everyone has something to eat, even if it is a snack. Eating in the morning jump starts your metabolism, boosts your energy, and helps you to stay focused on a task that needs to be done.

K Special Bars

K Special Bars are 90 calories per bar and can consist of cereal, peanut butter, chocolate, or even granola. The fact that the K Special Bars can come in many varieties is good for those who may dislike a certain flavor and/or are allergic to something such as peanut butter or chocolate. You do not have to cook these all you have to do is give them to your child as they are walking out, if you are in a hurry or have them eating it before you take them to school. These bars can also be for you and your husband if you like, not only for your children. They are nutritious, high in proten, and very delicious. I highly recommend these for your family.

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Fruit And Cheese

Fruit and Cheese together do not contain alot of calories and does not contain sugar or fat. It is very healthy and nutritous for your children or for yourself. You can use any fruit or cheese that you desire. I think that the best cheese and fruits would be apple slices and cheddar oreven grapes swiss cheese or cheddar. Whatever fruit or cheese you want to use is completely up to you, once again. It is not mandatory that you specifically choose apples or swiss cheese. This delicious snack is quick and does not require cooking. You can give this to your child as you are leaving your home.

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Peanut Butter Waffles with Bananas

Minus the sausage which is high in fats, peanut butter waffles with bananas is simple, quick, and easy. Instead of using syrup which is high in fat and sugar, you can subsitute that with peanut butter. To give this quick breakfast an even more delicious flavor you add bananas. Bananas are high in potassium, which people need on a daily basis. Likewise, peanut butter fills you up and is packed with Vitamin E and potassium. All in all, I would try this quick and easy snack for breakfast. The only thing you would have to do is of course heat up the waffles in a toaster or conventional oven, whichever you prefer. Instead of using bananas, you can always use raisins or oatmeal.

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Strawberry Shake

A strawberry shake is simple and very quick to make. You combine instant breakfast powder with (no sugar added) that can be strawberry or vanilla with cow milk or soy milk, which will ensure that the shake doesn't contain alot of fat. These ingredients can be combined by using a shaker or a blender. After you've blended or shaken the mixture to the texture that you like, you can then add some strawberries or bananas as you choose. Making sure that you put this mixture into an 8 oz glass instead of a 16 oz glass is crucial for kids who don't want as much or if you are in a hurry.

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Ricotta with Tomatoes

The picture above is a simple and tasty treat that does not require cooking. You take a slice of bread and spread a couple of teaspoons of low-fat ricotta on it and then add tomatoes. Drizzle with a little olive oil and add a sprink of pepper and salt. It is quick and easy to make and will be a great snack for yourself or your kids. It does not contain sugar or alot of fat, which means that it is nutritous and will not add alot of bad ingredients into your body. On the contrary, your body does need some sugar and fat but too much of it may result in diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease.

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Egg McMuffin

Egg McMuffin may be served at a fast food restaurant but they are quite nutritious. It contains alot of protein from the egg and the canadian bacon. In order to reduce the amount of calories that you are intaking, you should take off the top half of the egg mcmuffin and not eat it. If you find it easier to go to McDonald's instead, I suggest that you get the Egg McMuffin. As a drink for the Egg McMuffin, I would suggest that you add apple juice or orange juice.

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Whole Grain Cereal

Whole Grain Cereal is alot healthier and more nutritous than brands such as Cocoa Puffs, Fruit Loops, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Instead of using 2 % or whole milk, you should use soy milk which is alot healthier and contains less fat. In order to give this cereal a litttle more flavor, you can cut up sum strawberries and add it to the cereal or add some blueberries.

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Plain Doughnut w/ Chocolate Milk

A plain doughnut is alot more nutritious and healthy than a doughnut such as Krispy Kreme or a doughnut that is weighted down with sugar and chocolate. Eating half a doughnut with a side of chocolate milk will reduce the amount of calories and to add flavor while your eating the plain doughnut. I recommend this especially if you are use to doughnuts with sprinkles, glaze, and chocolate. Instead of using chocolate milk that may contain fat you can substitute the milk with soy milk or cow's milk and add small bit of nesquick. This avoids fat and calories that you may not want.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a good selection of healthy (or healthier than usual) snacks. Great hub!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great ideas. I saw your hub about tequila-soaked watermelon and decided, as an alcoholic, I didn't need to read that one. LOL But this one was a good second choice. :)

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @billybuc haha thanks and i appreciate your honesty and sense of humor. (: and i like that you loved my hub. Thanks.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Kathryn Stratford thanks for your comment i appreciate it

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great ideas for a healthy breakfast. I have a banana and an orange every morning. Thank you...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Indeed a healthy and satisfying selection. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @rajan jolly thank you for commenting , i appreciate your positive feedback

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @always exploring thanks for your feedback and i eat the fruit as well in the morning whenever there is some available.

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      Sharilee Swaity 4 years ago from Canada

      Great selection of healthy snacks for breakfast. Those waffles look especially delicious!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @prairieprincess thank you for your comment and im glad you like the different choices that are available

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub with great ideas to start out the morning with a healthy breakfast . Well done !

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @kashmir56 thanks and yeah i wanted to make sure i included a variety of ideas so people would have alot to choose from.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry. Thanks for share with us and I got wonderful idea after reading this hub. They all totally delicious and healthy as well. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @prasetio30 thanks for your comment and they really are quite delicious. Thanks again.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You have given people lots of options for breakfasts and getting the day started out right with some nutrition. The strawberry shake looks especially appealing.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @peggyw thanks and yeah i think adding a shake was a good thing , i love shakes.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub;interesting and useful.

      Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @eiddwen thanks for the feedback and your very welcome. When i come across a really good hub i feel that it is important to male sure i share it with others. I hope for you to enjoy your day as well.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      I agree with Peggy about the strawberry shake. It looks delicious! Billy, I wondered about that only because I've noticed AA/Al-Anon sayings sprinkled in your writings. Thanks for sharing these good ideas, Torrilynn.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @GailMeyers thanks for your feedback and i hope you enjoy these ideas ive come up with

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great ideas torrilynn. We're always looking for something new and healthy for breakfast especially when we're in a hurry. Great job. Voting up.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great start to the day with healthy meal and you have such awesome suggestions

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I am diabetic and have to eat several times a day in limited amounts. As such, I am always looking for ideas for snacks. Although what you say about fruit and cheeses technically correct, it can be misleading. What I mean is that it is true that it contains no additional sugar, but fruit can be pretty high in natural carbohydrates, which people like myself must keep under control. You do provide some good suggestions for snakes though.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @dahoglund thanks for the feedback. I will surely make an article in the future that will be beneficial for everyone.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @bdegiulio thanks for voting up and im glad you liked my article.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @DDE im glad you liked my article. I decided to write it due to parents being in a rush and wanting a variety of foods or snack available to give to their kids when they are in a rush.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      It all looks good to me. Voted up on your hub.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @moonlake thanks for voting up and im glad you liked it

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Tasty, delicious and healthy ideas for a wholesome breakfast. Great hub,voted up.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Vellur thanks for your feedback and yes they are quite tasty and healthy. Thanks again.

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Nice hub, I especially like the ricotta and tomatoes. I have never been a fan of the Egg McMuffin, but everything else looks good:)

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Gypsy48 thanks for the compliment and it saddens me you don't like egg mcmuffins :( lol. thanks again.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      A nice variety of breakfast ideas there! I like the sound of the Peanut Butter Waffles with Bananas ;-)

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Torri Lynn (torrilynn) -

      Good writeup - well done. Sort of like all of the good breakfast foods you detailed so nicely.

      Gus:-)))

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @GusTheRedneck

      Thanks for the feedback and agreeing with the food choices i picked for this particular hub and the detail i provided.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Brett.Tesol thanks for the compliment and i hope you try the PB Waffles w/Bananas in the future.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There are some great breakfast ideas in this hub! Thanks for sharing the suggestions.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @AliciaC thanks for the compliment and im glad you liked my ideas

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a great selection of healthy breakfast foods. The ricotta one looks really good. up and useful.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      torrilynn, that ricotta with tomatoes looks divine. That is something that I would eat as an afternoon snack. But, I think the fruit and cheese is my all-time favorite. Thanks for sharing your suggestions.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @CareerMommy you are more than welcome and Im glad you like the fruit and cheese the best.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @KoffeeKlatch thanks for approving of the selection of breakfast food ideas that Ive provided I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! Looking at the cheese platter with cheese and fruits made me hungry. Thanks for sharing this ideas. Voted up and shared.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @ThelmaAlberts I'm happy you found the foods i included in my hub to be yummy thanks for sharing this with others.

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      Artem 4 years ago from United States

      All these pictures... yamee looks so tasty!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @pnm thanks for the compliment and they are quite tasty

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      You have a lot of delicious looking selections here! I think they'd be great at snacks, too. Not just breakfast snacks as you suggested, but anytime snacks. Hope you're planning a great holiday!

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