Let’s face it, mornings are crazy in general, but even more so when you add the school rush to the mix. You want to make sure your kids are eating a healthy breakfast (and don’t forget, it’s the most important meal of the day!) before they run out the door for a full day of school, activities, and more. Here are 20 breakfast ideas that are nutritious and easy to make in the morning rush.
Taken from parentingsquad.com
The American Dietetic Association found that children who eat breakfast have better concentration, problem solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. As a result they are more alert, creative and less likely to miss school. Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of time in the a.m. Breakfast doesn’t have to take hours. Read on for 20 breakfast ideas for busy families.
1. Green smoothies — Imagine how great you’ll feel after having 4-6 servings of fruits and vegetables!
2. Fruit smoothies — Hesitant about going green? Start with fruit smoothies!
3. Whole wheat English muffins smeared with almond butter and topped with a sliced banana
4. Homemade trail mix — Simply toss dried fruit, raw almonds, and mini-carob chips in a bowl.
5. Greek yogurt — A super source of protein.
6. Toaster waffles — My salvation on hectic days. Choose whole grain.
7. Sliced apples with peanut butter
8. Leftovers! — Pull whatever is left from last night’s dinner and enjoy it all over again.
9. Crockpot oatmeal — Start cooking it the night before, and wake up to a delicious meal!
10. English muffin sandwiches — Egg, English muffin, and cheese.
11. Homemade granola bars
12. Crudités and string cheese — Super easy to eat on the go!
13. Breakfast burrito — Stuff a whole wheat tortilla with scrambled eggs and cheese.
14. Cereal and milk — An oldie, but a goodie.
15. Whole wheat bagel topped with spinach and egg
16. Fruit salad — Just mix bite sized pieces of seasonal fruits in a bowl.
17. Sweet bread with almond or peanut butter — Hawaiian bread or Portuguese sweet bread is amazing when lightly toasted.
18. Sweet potato hash — Toss shredded sweet potatoes and diced ham in olive oil, and sauté until soft.
19. Nuts and berries — Fill a container with seasonal berries and your favorite nuts.
20. Microwave omelets — Toss your ingredients in a low bowl and microwave for approximately 20 seconds.
Eating a healthy breakfast is certainly the right way to start the day! Be sure to set a good example for your kids by eating a good breakfast on your way out the door.