Before you know it summer will be over and the kids will be either eager or dreading going back to school. Guess how you can make going back to school just a bit brighter?
One way to make them look forward to the weekday mornings is to make them a yummy breakfast that will keep their tummies filled all morning long and bring a smile to their faces.
Here are some great back to school breakfast ideas for you to work with this school year:
1. Yogurt Parfait
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Kids tend to love fruit and yogurt, so add them together for an easy breakfast that is healthy. Simply purchase some flavored or plain yogurt, add some fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or banana, and add a bit of cottage cheese. Stir and let your children enjoy.
2. Merry Berry Smoothie
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Make a berry smoothie that the kids will delight in. Use berries that you know your child likes, add them in a blender with some milk or yogurt, add some ice, and blend well. You can always add other things like bananas or flaxseeds for some extra fiber.
3. Blueberry Pancakes
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Pancakes take just a little bit of time and the whole family will enjoy them! Blueberry pancakes are a favorite so purchase some blueberries or you can purchase pancake mix that has blueberries in it already. You can top them with syrup or fresh fruit.
4. Egg Sandwich
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Grab a bagel or English Muffin and make an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich for the kiddos. You can add some bacon or sausage for some protein if you’d like.
5. Breakfast to go: Egg Muffins
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What better way than to have your kids eat highly nutritious breakfast than eggs, broccoli and cheese. These egg muffins are a great way to start your mornings.
6. Whole Rolled Oats with Berries
Oatmeal can warm the belly on chilly mornings and is quite filling, so go ahead and cook up some oatmeal for the kids. Feel free to add some cinnamon, raisins, diced apples, or walnuts to add some flavor.
7. Basic Oven Omelet
This extremely easy to make, fast, and totally foolproof omelet is like a traditional American diner omelet that can be filled with anything you like. Just whisk some eggs and milk together, season with herbs and salt and pepper, add some vegetables or meat, and bake.
8. Breakfast Quesadilla
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Once you try this Breakfast Quesadilla at home, it will become an instant favorite in your household, as it has become in ours. This recipe includes cooking the eggs like a thin omelet, topping each side with melted cheese and then sandwiching it all between two tortillas. Pretty straight forward!
9. Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
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Not only will the kids love to eat this delicious Peanut Butter Banana French Toast, it is also easy for kids to make. This recipe involves French toast dipping batter (can be made using the blender), and is simple enough to let the kids prepare, then dip the bread and place it into the heated pan. Butter knife can be used to slice the bananas and honey to drizzle on top.
10. Pumpkin Chip Muffins
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If you think pumpkin is only for Fall and good for just pies, think again! Once you try these delicious pumpkin chip muffins, you ‘d want to eat them for breakfast every morning, so would your kids. These healthy breakfast muffins are good for year round breakfasts, especially during those back to school days.
11. Breakfast Burrito
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If the kids like scrambled eggs, scramble up a few, wrap them in a warm wheat tortilla. Add some shredded cheese, little salsa and let the kids enjoy a breakfast burrito. If they prefer spice, you can add hot sauce to the burrito.
12. Granola Mix in Yogurt
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Purchase a big bag of granola and sprinkle it in your children’s favorite yogurt for a healthy and filling breakfast.
13. Cute Pancake Owl
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14. Filled French Toast Roll-Ups
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15. Cereal and toast
Most kids love cereal for breakfast, so go ahead and have a variety of healthy children’s cereals available for the children. Go ahead and make some toast to go with the cereal and add some peanut butter or jelly to the toast as well.
Back to school breakfasts don’t have to be stressful, so go ahead and choose from this list and make your children smile in the morning before heading off to school. After all, health experts assert that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.