5 refined sugar free weekday breakfasts

5 Refined Sugar Free Weekday Breakfasts

Weekday mornings are timetabled like a military operation around here – that doesn’t mean they always go to plan by the way, usually they don’t because a shoe/hat/sock (insert whatever random item goes missing in your house) has been lost or hair hasn’t been done quite the way the fussy one likes it but everybody has their list of things to do with the hope that we can get out the door on time with out a shouting match or meltdown. Some of the things on the list are; eat breakfast, brush teeth, make bed! See, I’m not talking about anything particularly onerous or difficult (except remembering which uniform to wear on which day, that needs it’s own spreadsheet),  but I’m sick of being a broken record repeating myself so now everyone has their own list to check through.

I try to get them to have a decent breakfast so that I know that even if the lunch box comes back with half the food uneaten at least they  went to school with full bellies with the hope that it makes a good start to the day!  Some days (ok, a lot of days) we just have toast but I’ve pulled together 5 of my easiest, healthy, refined sugar free weekday breakfasts just in case you are in need of inspiration.

A batch of my Refined Sugar Free Granola is always on the go here, it’s easy to make, tastes great and is the basis for lots of breakfast as well as just on it’s own. I usually have it on top of yoghurt.

Refined Sugar Free Granola

For the days when we are really up against it and breakfast has to be on the go these Healthy Breakfast Bars (using the granola) go down a treat and double up for recess too.

Breakfast Bars

I often think that my kids don’t get enough protein in the mornings, perhaps I over think things but these smoothies are great for filling everyone up and slipping in the extra protein without anyone noticing.  This Banana Breakfast Smoothie makes for a quick breakfast too & can be slurped in the car if required!

Healthy Banana Smoothie www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com

Now, I have to admit that my kids are yet to embrace this next breakfast but if yours can they are in for an excellent start to the day and probably won’t even be hungry until lunch time, plus added bonus of keeping you all, cough, regular! Chia Pots topped with yoghurt and berries can be made the night before and be ready and waiting for when you get up in the morning.  These ones really are yummy, I promise.

Chia Pods

Last but not least, needs no recipe really, is a winter favourite of mine, Purple Porridge.

Purple Porridge

Any of those take your fancy?  Ages ago I did a post on My Week in Breakfasts with lots of other ideas that you may also like to take a look at, or not, up to you!

What are your weekday mornings like? Got any winning breakfast ideas to share? 


20 comments on “5 refined sugar free weekday breakfasts

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    August 2, 2016 at 7:31 am

    These look fab – I’m always looking for new, delicious and healthy breakfast options! I’ve heard very good things about your granola, I must give it a go! Currently I’m a bit obsessed with zucchini oats, they sound so wrong but taste so right!

    • Vicki
      August 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      I have yet to venture into zucchini oats but if you say so I will!

  2. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    August 2, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Purple porridge sounds so much more interesting than the normal porridge I ate this morning!

    • Vicki
      August 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      YOu could make a pink porridge too with strawberries or raspberries – the things we do to brighten up the mornings!

  3. Vicki @ Knocked Up & Abroad
    August 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Thank you for some inspiration! I have three boys and they need filling food all the time and it’s hard to keep the ideas flowing, especially ones that are reasonably naughty free. I am going to be making those smoothies, granola and breakfast bars!

    • Vicki
      August 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      All these are definitely filling, I love my granola so useful! I hope you and the boys like the brekkies too.

  4. Renee Wilson
    August 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    These are awesome!! Thank you so much. The granola looks amazing and so do the chia pots. I will definitely give them a go #teamIBOT

    • Vicki
      August 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      I hope you like them as much as we do. x

  5. Kit@lifethroughthehaze
    August 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    We have very boring breakfasts here and full of sugar too! I really need to get my head in the game and get further away from the sugar for all of us!
    Definitely looking at these ideas in more detail. xo

    • Vicki
      August 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      It’s hard in the mornings!

  6. Denise
    August 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    These look amazing thank you. I’m always looking for healthy breakfast ideas. My son is obsessed with porridge right now so I reckon your purple version will go down a treat:-)

    • Vicki
      August 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      I hope both of you like it!

  7. JF Gibson
    August 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Oh the purple porridge looks yum! I’m a big porridge fan, but love it with honey. Oops!

    • Vicki
      August 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Honey is allowed!

  8. Lisa
    August 2, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I am either a museli + yogurt + berries bowl or boiled egg & soldiers (pardon the namesake) these days. The kids love porridge but I hate the cleaning afterwards, the porridge is a pain to clean off everything (yep, food travels in our house!)

    • Vicki
      August 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      I love that you have boiled eggs & soldiers!

  9. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    August 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    We normally have scrambled eggs or baked beans on toast. I do love a good porridge – so I think that I shall have to give your purple version a go soon.

    • Vicki
      August 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      I hope you like it, makes a nice change too.

  10. jayne
    August 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    What a great list of brekky ideas – yum! I have been working on some breakfast bars myself – they r harder to get right than I thought!

    • Vicki
      August 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      I know too crumbly or too hard!

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