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Easy Back to School Breakfast Recipes

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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School is once again in session, and that means early wake-ups, busy afternoons and homework assignments on repeat. Your kids work hard and play hard, and if they're active in sports or extracurricular activities, their schedules can get busy and exhausting pretty fast. Give them the energy they need to start each new day at their best by preparing easy, healthy breakfasts. 

Your kids probably have to get up and go in the morning, and that means you do, too. Breakfast doesn't have to take hours to prepare and in fact, it's easy to enjoy balanced nutrition on the go with just a small amount of preparation. Here are some simple, back to school breakfast ideas that will give your kids the protein, vitamins and nutrients they need to go out and achieve their dreams. 

Freezer Breakfast Burritos
These breakfast burritos are perfect for hungry kids (and parents!) who need to get up and literally go. Pop one out of the freezer and heat up in the microwave, then nibble on the way! Prep time on this recipe is approximately 15 minutes, and you can make these on the weekends or at night, place them in the freezer and be good for the entire week!

Make Ahead Strawberry Parfaits
These strawberry parfaits are simply delightful and easy to prepare and grab n' go. Combining the perfect mix of healthy carbs, fats and protein, your kid will enjoy savoring this sweet dish that manages to be nutritious without being loaded down with sugar. Prep time is approximately 15-20 minutes, and your kids might even enjoy helping you make them!

Overnight Breakfast Bake
Start your week with this healthy breakfat bake by prepping it Sunday night and having it ready to bake and go on Monday morning. Packed with sausage and eggs and sure to fill your kids' hardworking bellies, you can even warm this up at lunch or grab a few bites as a protein-packed snack after a workout or a sports practice. Prep time is about 30-35 minutes.

Chunky Apple Muffins
Perfect for crisp, autumn mornings, these apple muffins can be baked on the weekend and placed in the freezer for a quick breakfast on those busy midweek mornings. Your kids will love the sweet apple, cinnamon and toasted nuts and their bodies will love the right mix of fiber, protein and healthy carbs.

English Muffin with Apple and Cheddar
An excellent alternative to more sugary breakfast ideas, this simple recipe provides the perfect balance of sweet and savory, while providing the right mix of protein, fiber and fat to keep your hardworking child going.

Fruit Smoothie
For lighter eaters who tend to skip breakfast altogether, this simple and nutritious fruit smoothie is sure to satisfy. Tasty, creamy and packed with fruit, your kiddo can take this smoothie on the bus or in the car and sip as they go, without feeling weighed down by a heavy breakfast.

Kicked Up Quesadilla
This recipe will take you less than 5 minutes to make and is a perfect breakfast on the go for elementary aged kids who aim to live on quesadillas, alone. Filled with apples and grated, sharp cheese, these quesadillas contain the fiber, fat and protein your kids need to thrive during the long school day.

Homemade Granola Bar
These nutritious and delicious granola bars are easy to make and can be prepped on the weekend and handed out all week long, for a satisfying start to every school day. Filled with protein, fiber, healthy carbs and fats, you may even want to grab these as a snack on the go, or pack them in lunches. 

Crustless Quiche Muffins
These pint-sized quiche muffins bake up quickly and are an excellent protein-packed meal to grab on the way out the door. You can pre-cook the bacon the night before and mix these up in just a few minutes before popping them into the oven while you get ready. Grab, go and rest easy knowing your little one will be satisfied as he starts the day.

 

Photo | Martha Stewart Chunky Apple Muffins 


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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 

 

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