Breakfast recipes may not be the first thing on your mind during the hectic holiday season, but with out of town guests and kids home for winter break, it’s the perfect time to step up your breakfast game. We all know the importance of starting your day with a nutritious meal—especially if you need energy to get through a busy day of gift shopping and party prep with work squeezed in there somewhere. Not only does eating a hearty breakfast keep you going all day, it will help you refrain from that extra Christmas cookie (or 10) when you hit your mid-afternoon slump.
If you need another excuse to try out some new breakfast recipes, experts agree that family meals benefit everyone, especially children and teens. According to Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, “Shared family meals are more likely to be nutritious, and kids who eat regularly with their families are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods and more likely to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains.” A meal is a meal and these days it may be easier to get the whole gang around the table in the morning. For further enticement, here are 20 unexpected breakfast menus.