Quick Breakfasts for School Mornings
My first born just started kindergarten, so I am officially smack in the middle of crazy mornings and trying to get out the door on time. Because my son is notorious for taking approximately 3 years to finish a meal, I knew I needed some breakfasts that were quick to prepare and quick to eat at home, or in the car.
I love smoothies for so many reasons:
1) I can (and do) sneak all kinds of healthy things in like spinach, kale, and even cauliflower & broccoli and my kids never know.
2) They take no time to make. I have a designated "smoothie drawer" in my freezer so that I can just grab a combo of frozen fruits & veggies, chia seeds, bee pollen and throw it in the blender with ice, vegan protein powder*, and almond milk.
*We aren't vegan, or even vegetarian; we just love this product.
3) They are totally portable so I can pour it in a to-go cup with a straw, and out the door we go.
If you would like an endless list of delicious and healthy smoothie recipes, check out Weelicious.
Muffins are a great portable food that can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a quick grab & go option on busy mornings. However, a lot of muffin recipes are basically cupcakes minus the frosting, and sending a kiddo out the door with a belly full of fluff and sugar is not ideal. I try to find recipes that are sugar free and use alternatives to all purpose flour so that they are more filling. One of our current favorites are grain-free sugar-free Apple Muffins made with almond flour. Egg muffins are another great choice because they can still be made ahead, they are portable and delicious at room temperature, and they are filling enough to get your kiddo all the way to their lunch break.
Whether it's crumbled over yogurt, or in bar form, granola is a great way to feed kids on the go because you can make a huge batch in advance and add lots of healthy and tasty ingredients. Quick to eat and portable, kids love it and so will you! Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars are sure to please. For a crumbled version that you can sprinkle over Greek yogurt, try a healthy coconut & almond version.
I hope these breakfast recipes will make your school mornings just a little bit easier and smoother, and send your sweet kids out the door with happy bellies!
- Heather Lindow