Healthy Back-to-School Breakfast and Lunch Recipes With SweetLeaf
Back-to-school season is here, and SweetLeaf is sharing our favorite healthy breakfast and lunch recipes! At SweetLeaf, it is about creating healthy meals that are low in sugar to help your family develop better daily habits. One of the most important habits someone should have involves eating a healthy breakfast that is low in sugar, or has no sugar added. SweetLeaf Stevia and Monk Fruit makes it easy for you to do just that. By using SweetLeaf Stevia and Monk Fruit Sweeteners to make a low sugar breakfast or no sugar breakfast, this can help improve energy levels and control your appetite for the day.
Why a healthy breakfast is so important
Did you know many common breakfast foods we eat before our school or workday are packed with sugar and have a negative impact on health? By not eating a balanced healthy breakfast, blood-sugar levels can surge and crash, leaving you craving more sugar throughout the day. To keep yourself energized, blood-sugar levels need to be stable throughout the day. SweetLeaf offers healthy breakfast and lunch recipes for no sugar added or low sugar breakfasts that can help keep your blood-sugar levels stable so you can perform your best each day.
Sugar in popular breakfast foods (you may be shocked!)
A lot of common breakfast foods are loaded with sugar. Some might sound like a healthy option like a yogurt parfait but one 12 oz. yogurt parfait has a whopping 49 grams of sugar! That’s almost 13 teaspoons of sugar! Cinnamon rolls or a muffin are a quick and convenient breakfast option when in a rush one standards cinnamon roll or muffin can have between 38 grams and 41 grams of added sugar.
A popular breakfast choice in the morning for children is cereal. But most well-known brands pack a lot of sugar in a single serving. Lucky Charms is loaded with sugar 1 cup of cereal has 13 grams of added sugar. Pancakes with traditional pancake syrup or maple syrup has 35 grams of sugar per ¼ cup of syrup! Now that’s way more sugar than any child needs to start their day.
Healthy SweetLeaf Zero Sugar Breakfast Swaps
A healthy breakfast should taste great and be simple to make. We have a few recipes top help you easily replace sugar breakfasts with healthier options for you and the whole family! Here is a recipe for a fruit and yogurt bowl to replace a sugary yogurt parfait. This quick and easy breakfast, which is low sugar, can be prepared in minutes Fruit and Yogurt Bowl! A smoothie bowl is another great option here is a recipe Smoothie Bowls with no added sugar, but lots of nutrients. Instead of sugary cinnamon rolls or muffins try this health Banana Nut Muffins, made with SweetLeaf Stevia Powder and filled with flavor. We also recommend these Pumpkin Spice Donuts, made with SweetLeaf Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops.
These next three recipes are guaranteed to have your kids ditching the sugary cereal and syrup for good. The first one is our homemade pancakes to pair with your favorite flavor of SweetLeaf Sugar Free Stevia Syrup, (try our new flavor of Salted Caramel Sugar Free Syrup) for a delightful Fall treat! The pancake recipe can be found here and has no added sugar Healthy Pancakes.
Another great idea on how to sneak in whole grain in the morning is this recipe for Vanilla Crème French Toast made with SweetLeaf’s best-selling Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops. Not sure how to use your overripe bananas? Try this No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread. This is a must have. Looking for some healthy back-to-school lunch ideas or back-to-school snack ideas as well? Instead of reaching for a mid-day sugary snack to satisfy a sweet tooth craving try this Sugar Free Cookie Dough recipe.
The third and last recipe is a clever way to sneak more fruits into your child’s lunch. Try making this Grain Free Apple Crisp made with SweetLeaf Stevia or this Low Carb Apple Cheesecake Bars. A perfect Friday movie night snack treat for the kids is this SweetLeaf Caramel Corn made with zero sugar. Back to school is such a fun and busy time of the year! We know making healthy food choices can get pushed to the side sometimes, but that’s where we step in! Make sure to try these recipes, tag us and share on social media. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
Here is a list of Popular Breakfast Foods & Their Sugar Content
Yogurt Parfait— One 12 oz. yogurt parfait has 49 grams of sugar.
Cinnamon Rolls – One roll has 41 grams of sugar.
Muffins – One standard sized muffin has 38 grams of sugar.
Lucky Charms – One cup of cereal has 13 grams of sugar and 29 grams total carbohydrates.
Pancakes – One pancake has 11 grams total of carbohydrates and ¼ cup of syrup has 35 grams of sugar.
Orange Juice – One 8 oz. glass of orange juice has 21 grams of sugar.
SweetLeaf Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Fruit and Yogurt Bowl: Quick and easy breakfast which is low sugar and can be prepared in minutes!
Smoothie Bowls: No added sugar, but lots of nutrients.
No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread made with SweetLeaf stevia and full of flavor.
Don’t forget to add a little treat to your lunch or these made great afternoon snacks!
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