It took me a long time to get used to the idea of breakfast. As a child
growing up in an Italian household, standard morning fare consisted of
“toast,” leftover semolina bread dried overnight in the oven, smeared
with butter and dipped in milky, sweet coffee—simple, delicious and
not particularly nutritious.
Having children of my own made me a (reluctant) breakfast
convert. But, over time, breakfast has evolved to keep pace with
my kids’ tastes, dietary needs and our family schedule.
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Now that my kids have reached the tween and teen stage,
their palates have grown, free time is minimal and they have nearly
unlimited access to food that’s nothing a healthy foodie mom would
ever approve. My solution? An ever-evolving repertoire of lightning-
fast, to-go meals that are healthier than they appear.
DETOXIFYING LEMON ELIXIR
Start every day by drinking a cup of
warm water with a squeeze of lemon.
Vitamin C–packed lemon helps
purify your blood and rid the body of
toxins. Let it become your morning
ritual to help stimulate digestive and
cleansing functions, and boost your