We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When back to school rolls around, that old adage could not be more true. Eating a well-rounded nutritious breakfast improves cognitive function and increases energy so that your little ones are ready to learn and be active at school.
Between getting dressed and making sure they have their homework, mornings before school are a difficult time to make a substantial breakfast. Who has time to stand at the stove cooking eggs or flipping pancakes? The urge to feed them something packaged and easy can be overwhelming. Take the guesswork and time out of what to eat by baking ahead and storing in the refrigerator or freezer. You’ll know exactly what your kids are eating and can rest assured that they are getting essential nutrients for the day ahead. Try one of these easy recipes:
Cheddar and Mushroom Breakfast Squares: This recipe is baked in one dish and is a great source of protein. Add chicken/turkey sausage or other veggies to customize to your child’s taste. Pop in the microwave as you’re getting ready to head out the door and breakfast is served.
Keep reading for two more ideas!
Avocanana Bread: Replace shortening with creamy California avocados and you’ve a got a moist, filling breakfast bread with healthy fats. It’s so good you don’t need to tell your kids what it’s made with!
Eggs-traordinary California Avocado Breakfast Muffins: Kids will love these fun individual “muffins.” Bake a batch or two over the weekend, and they’ll be ready to grab, heat, and eat on busy mornings.
We hope these recipes will help save time and stress on back to school mornings ahead. If you have any great back to school breakfast tips, please feel free to share them in the comments section below!