Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many students go to school every day without having breakfast. As a result, these kids don’t have the energy needed to stay focused throughout the day. They’re tired and sometimes, irritable and cranky. However, getting kids, especially teens to eat breakfast can be a challenge with the limited time you have to work with in the mornings. So, how do you solve this problem? Here are easy school breakfast ideas to make your morning easier!
Back to School Breakfasts
1. Serve oatmeal or whole grain cereal for a healthy breakfast for back to school. Add a banana or strawberries to the cereal to make it more appetizing and healthy.
2. Both fresh and dried fruits make a wonderful breakfast option that is healthy and delicious.
3. For teens that simply don’t have time to sit down and even eat a bowl of cereal, granola bars or breakfast bars are a healthy quick back to school breakfast.
4. For the picky eater, a fun breakfast presentation is ideal. How about a sundae? A banana split sundae with cottage cheese, peanuts or almonds, and fresh fruits topped with a drizzle of maple syrup.back to school breakfast for kids
5. Protein is key. Make Peanut Butter Toast by spreading 2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter on 2 whole wheat toasts, cook 2 eggs with kale or eggs and bean for a breakfast burrito sandwich, or use greek yogurt over a banana. These healthy breakfast ideas are full of protein.
Set a good example for your kids by making sure you eat breakfast every day. They follow in your footsteps and if you don’t eat, they’ll make up excuses to not do it either.
If your mornings are too hectic to cook, sit down, and eat breakfast before heading to school, try one or more of these easy school breakfast ideas mentioned above to make sure your kids are getting a nutritious meal every morning. After all, it is the most important meal of the day.
Some great tips for breakfasts here, thanks!
Oatmeal, eggs, peanut butter and fruit are life savers for breakfast
These are great tips and I also like that the schools now have a breakfast program, every student is allowed to grab a fruit or cereal bar or whatever is in the breakfast basket
I enjoy smoothies for breakfast but the banana split sundae sounds tempting!
Whew, no more back to school for me 🙂 My 7 are all adults and have left home and so fend for themselves.
I love making a batch of oatmeal on Sunday night in the slow cooker and reheating it during the week. So much healthier than the instant stuff
This would be great for my grandbabies for school.
Great tips. I make a lot of meals ahead of time; we have busy lives and often eat on the go. So for breakfasts, I make Egg Frittata Muffins, Overnight Oats, etc.
Love your breakfast recipes!
I love oatmeal it’s so filling and delicious!
I seldom eat breakfast but my favourite is a big fry-up, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, fried tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans, all served up with buttered toast. I only get to eat this 3 or 4 times a year though. 🙂
These are some really tasty-sounding breakfast options. I am going to try out a few of them – the banana split sundae!- on my kids this week.
Thank you and let me know if your kids like the Banana Split sundae recipe!
Thank goodness they love their breakfast, because I was never a big breakfast eater. They love having toast with peanut butter, but truly like it if we’ve made them a breakfast muffin (egg, cheese and spinach on english muffin).
I love smoothies for an easy, healthy breakfast. You can put in all types of great things and even take it to go if needed.
Breakfast parfaits/sundaes can be so healthy and tasty. Easy to prepare the night before too!
I was a student who never ate breakfast. I had at least one child who didn’t always eat breakfast. I have always wondered if there was some genetic thing going on. Now I do eat breakfast but it is small, a small greek yogurt. I just never felt like eating early in the day.
I love the breakfast sundae idea!