5 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Rushed School Mornings

When Time Is Short, Have a Grab-and-Go Breakfast

 

Some days, waking up the kids and brewing coffee seem like major accomplishments. Managing to make a healthy breakfast in the morning and getting everyone out the door on time require a solid plan. And sometimes that plan involves eating breakfast on the go — to get to school, practice or daycare on time.

One way to tackle the rushed weekday is to plan ahead and make a nutritious breakfast for kids. Get the kids involved in menu planning and enlist their help cooking meals over the weekend.  Ask your kids what they would like to eat during the week and sit down to create the grocery shopping list together.

Whether you decide to make breakfast ahead of time or grab something quick like fruit or peanut butter toast, adding a glass of milk instantly boosts the nutritional value of your meal.  That’s because milk naturally has 8 grams of high-quality protein – plus many other essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium and vitamin D, 3 nutrients of concern as outlined by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report  – in one 8-ounce glass. And protein at breakfast helps fuel mornings — which helps everyone get the morning off to a good start.

 5 make-ahead breakfasts to grab-and-go in the morning:

1. Grab and Go Mini Breakfast Casseroles

Break out the muffin tins to create a tasty spinach, egg and cheese casserole perfect for the morning commute.

2. Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Sushi

Try sushi — sans fish — for breakfast. Roll a banana in peanut butter and crunchy breakfast cereal for a delicious and creative on-the-go meal.

3. Monster Breakfast Pizza

Here’s a kid-favorite way to have pizza for breakfast. Simply swap dinner toppings for a version with cream cheese and fruit and breakfast for kids is served.

4. Broccoli and Cheese Frittatas

Combine broccoli and cheese and bake in a muffin tin to have these frittatas ready for your family at a moment’s notice.                             

5. Breakfast Bars

Why buy the breakfast bars in the grocery aisle when you can make ahead a batch for your family? Choose your fruit, nuts and additional toppings, and your family has a custom-made grab-and-go breakfast on hand.

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