Back to School Breakfast Solutions – The Most Important Meal of the Day

| August 25, 2017 | 19 Comments

 

Back to School Breakfast Solutions - The Most Important Meal of the Day

Strawberry, Raspberry and oats in White Ceramic Bowl

 

Back to School Breakfast Solutions – The Most Important Meal of the Day

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 five back to school breakfast solutions that may help:

1. Serve oatmeal or whole grain cereal for breakfast. 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 or breakfast bars are a healthy solution.

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.

5. Protein is key. Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter on 2 whole wheat toasts, cook 2 eggs with kale or eggs and bean for a burrito sandwich, or use greek yogurt over a banana. These healthy breakfast ideas are full of protein.

 

Back to School Breakfast Solutions - The Most Important Meal of the Day

oatmeal in a bowl and banana split breakfast sundae

 

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 the breakfast solutions above to make sure your kids are getting a nutritious meal every morning. After all, it is the most important meal of the day.

 

What is your favourite breakfast recipe?

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Julie says:

    Some great tips for breakfasts here, thanks!

  2. CalviN F. says:

    Oatmeal, eggs, peanut butter and fruit are life savers for breakfast

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    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

  4. DebH says:

    I enjoy smoothies for breakfast but the banana split sundae sounds tempting!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Whew, no more back to school for me 🙂 My 7 are all adults and have left home and so fend for themselves.

  6. LisaM says:

    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

  7. Pauline Gorczycki says:

    This would be great for my grandbabies for school.

  8. AD says:

    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.

  9. Carole D says:

    I love oatmeal it’s so filling and delicious!

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    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. 🙂

  11. Heidi c. says:

    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.

  12. jan says:

    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).

  13. Kristi says:

    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.

  14. Pam says:

    Breakfast parfaits/sundaes can be so healthy and tasty. Easy to prepare the night before too!

  15. loriag says:

    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.

  16. Julie says:

    I love the breakfast sundae idea!

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