Waffle-icious! Healthy-up Your Waffles
There's no need to waffle on what to eat in the morning - delicious, crispy-on-the-outside, soft and chewy on the inside, waffles can be a "wow" way to start your day, especially if you add fruit and/or protein.
Frozen whole-grain waffles are easy to grab on the go but if you have a waffle iron, it's a piece of cake (hahaha) to make your own, healthier ones. Smart move: Whip up a big batch on a weekend morning and freeze what's left for quick, healthy breakfasts on school-day mornings.
Here are some ways to change-up your waffles to add variety and more nutrients:
- Add fresh fruit to the waffles before cooking for a boost of flavor and vitamins. Berries and mashed bananas make tasty additions ... or you can top the waffles with fruit after cooking too. Give yourself a real health wallup and do both!
- Make a healthy peanut-butter-and-apple sandwich with a hot waffle ... mmm.
- For a super-easy, balanced breakfast, turn your waffles into a self-contained meal. Add some browned turkey sausage and a sprinkle of low-fat cheese to the waffle batter for a delicious and portable breakfast treat.
- If you're a traditionalist when it comes to waffles, go easy on the butter and use just a bit of syrup (honey's even better) so you're not taking in too much fat and sugar with breakfast.