I’m a strong believer in a good breakfast no matter what your age. Our children, however, need a great breakfast that’s going to help them learn and grow at school.
If you are like us, mornings are hectic and things need to be fast. Very often this doesn’t leave a lot of room for a healthy breakfast. We’ve found several different products we enjoy to help breakfast be quick and still tasty.
Quick Easy Breakfasts for School Mornings
Kodiak Minute Muffins. These come in a variety of flavors. The double dark chocolate is a favorite of ours. All you have to do with these are peel off the top, add 1/4 cup of water, and microwave for one minute. After one minute of being in the microwave, you have a delicious morning muffin that has 6 grams of protein, 100% whole grain, and 4 grams of fiber.
Kind breakfast bars. These also come in a variety of flavors, with peanut butter being our favorite. They come packaged with 2 bars to a pack. Also 100% whole grain with super grains such as oats and quinoa. They also happen to be gluten-free. These are a great bar that is portable. My son has eaten these in the car when we are running super late.
Kind also makes a Kids Granola Bar.
Light and Fit Greek yogurt. My son likes the vanilla with Kind Granola added, particularly the peanut butter flavor. He also loves it when we add fresh strawberries and blueberries. Sometimes I make a parfait for him in mason jars, and he can just grab and go and it’s already assembled for him.
Carnation instant breakfast. These are often paired with breakfast. He likes the strawberry flavor. You can get these as a mix, but my son prefers the bottles that are pre-mixed. Personally, so do I for the ease. A single eight-ounce bottle provides 10 grams protein to help build and maintain muscle, contains as much calcium as a six-ounce cup of yogurt, and twice the vitamin D as an eight-ounce glass of milk. We discovered these drinks when my son wasn’t gaining weight and the pediatrician recommended them.
Instant oatmeal. I particularly like the variety I linked to because you can switch the flavors up. Just add boiling water, and instantly a warm delicious morning meal. You can pair it up with some fruit.
You can also make-ahead their favorite foods so you can heat them up in early mornings. My son loves my Breakfast and Sausage Quiche, so often I make it on a Sunday for breakfast through the week.
I hope this gives you some great ideas for school morning breakfasts. Do you have any go-to breakfasts for your school-aged children? I’d love to hear about them, so I can add them to our morning routines!