Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but getting a nutritious breakfast on the table can feel like an impossible task during the school year. Getting kids dressed and out the door with everything they need for a school day is hard enough, who has time to cook a full breakfast?
Luckily, there are plenty of quick, healthy recipes that can help young brains focus until it’s time for lunch. Help your kids pay better attention this school year with these fast breakfasts — some are so easy, the kids can help.
Baked oatmeal is a filling, make-ahead breakfast, and kids will love this version that tastes like a candy bar. Don’t let the name fool you, either. This breakfast relies on wholesome ingredients like almonds, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, coconut oil, and oats.
You could easily prepare everything the night before, then pop the baking dish into the oven when everyone wakes up in the morning. The mouth-watering smell might even help everyone get out of bed in record time.
Another recipe that can save the morning, are these breakfast parfaits. Kids can quickly grab one before heading out the door to catch the bus. The ingredients list is simple and healthy, too: Greek yogurt, raw oats, chia seeds, milk of any variety, and frozen fruit (berries are especially tasty).
Make an entire batch on Sunday night, and breakfast will be ready throughout the week.
Who doesn’t love doughy, flaky crescent rolls? If you haven’t tried them in breakfast form before, back to school season is the perfect time. The recipe calls for diced red onion and diced bell peppers, but you could add any veggies that your kids will eat. Spinach, chopped broccoli, and anything else you might put in an omelet would all be delicious additions.
Your trusty Crockpot isn’t just for soups and stews! Let breakfast cook while you sleep with this quick recipe, then send the kids to school with full stomachs. Like the breakfast egg muffins, this recipe is also easy to customize with different veggies.
These make-ahead, freezer friendly breakfast burritos are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. The sweet potato and zucchini hash is full of healthy whole foods, and adding fresh, chopped spinach to the scrambled eggs gives the family an extra dose of nutrition.
When you make breakfast ahead of time, mornings suddenly become so much easier to handle. Keep these recipes in your arsenal, and enjoy stress-free weekday mornings all school year long.