5 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Back-To-School
A registered dietitian’s breakfast ideas will make your mornings so much easier.
The Best Kid-Approved Breakfasts
Breakfast. This is, of course, the most important meal of the day for everyone in the family. For adults, a solid breakfast refuels our bodies after six or seven hours of sleep, and helps with weight control. For kids, breakfast boosts concentration and memory. My kids are not early risers. On a good day, the sleepyheads will be at the table around 8:15 a.m., and we need to be out the door by 8:45, so it’s important to serve fast, healthy and easy breakfasts on weekday mornings.
I’ve rounded up some of my kids’ favourite healthy breakfasts that I’m sure your little one’s will love, too.
Vanilla Yogurt With Fruit
I top my kids yogurt with diced pear and low-fat granola, but yogurt pairs well with almost every type of fruit. Save time by washing all of your fruits on the weekend and storing them in a clean container in the fridge for easy access.
If your kids like vanilla yogurt with fruit, they’ll love berry and yogurt parfaits.
Whole Grain Cereal With Milk
We use milk or a fortified soy beverage, and sliced apples. To help with the morning madness, I have my kids set out their bowls, spoons and cereal boxes the night before.
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Since peanut butter isn’t allowed at school, I serve it at home as often as I can. Instead of jelly, opt for sliced banana on whole-wheat bread. My kids drink their sandwiches with a glass of omega-3 enriched chocolate milk.
If your kids like peanut butter and banana sandwiches, peanut butter banana muffins are another great weekday breakfast idea.
Whole Grain Crackers And Cheese With Grapes
This is great for super-rushed mornings! It’s super portable so you can get your kids out the door with this to munch on in the bus or car.
Eggs are a great source of protein and a veggie omelette on whole-grain toast is a yummy, easy breakfast. Cut down on prep time by slicing the veggies the night before. Your kids will love this egg-white omelette with spinach, tomato and cheddar recipe.