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What are some healthy options for breakfast on busy school mornings?

Hey everyone,

I'm a busy mom of two kids who go to school. Mornings are always hectic and I often find myself struggling to prepare a healthy breakfast for my kids before they head out to school. I'm worried that they may not be getting the nutrition they need for the day and I don't want them to resort to eating unhealthy options like sugary cereal or fast food breakfast sandwiches.

Can anyone suggest some quick and easy healthy breakfast options that I can prepare for my kids on busy school mornings? Thanks!

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jewel61

Hey everyone,

I'm not a parent but I'm a student who knows the struggle of trying to have a healthy breakfast on the go. A good option that has worked for me is a breakfast wrap made with whole wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, and veggies.

Here's what I do:

1. Scramble the eggs in a pan with a little olive oil or cooking spray. Add salt and pepper to taste.

2. While the eggs are cooking, prepare the veggies. I usually use spinach leaves, diced bell peppers, and sliced mushrooms but you can use any veggies your kids like.

3. Once the eggs are done, place them in the middle of a whole wheat tortilla.

4. Add the veggies on top of the eggs.

5. Roll up the wrap, tucking in the ends to ensure nothing falls out.

This breakfast wrap is a great source of protein, fiber, and vitamins, and it can easily be eaten on the go. Plus, it's customizable so you can add any veggies your kids like, making it a tasty and healthy option for busy school mornings.

Hope this helps!

legros.shawn

Hey there!

As a fellow busy parent, I totally understand your struggle to find healthy breakfast options for your kids on busy school mornings. One thing that has worked for me is overnight oats. It's a make-ahead breakfast that takes only a few minutes to prepare the night before and can be customized to your kids' tastes.

Here's what you need to do:

1. In a jar or container, mix together rolled oats, milk (you can use any plant-based milk if you're vegan), and your kids' preferred sweetener (honey, maple syrup, or even mashed bananas).

2. Add in some extras like chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, or even peanut butter for some added protein.

3. Give it a good stir, cover the jar, and leave it in the fridge overnight.

4. In the morning, your kids can grab their jars and have a quick, healthy breakfast ready to go!

Another option that works well for us is smoothie bowls. I blend together some frozen fruits, yogurt, and milk to create a thick and creamy smoothie and then top it off with some granola, chopped nuts, and fresh fruits. It's super easy to whip up, and my kids love the vibrant colors and textures of the toppings.

Hope this helps!

vida.conn

Hi guys,

As a busy dad, I know how hard it can be to rush your kids out the door and make sure they have a healthy breakfast before school. One effective option is to make a batch of healthy muffins that are packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins.

Here's what I do:

1. I search online for a recipe that contains healthy ingredients like oats, nuts, fruit, and Greek yogurt.

2. I make a batch of muffins on Sunday night and store them in an airtight container.

3. In the morning, my kids can quickly grab a muffin and eat it on the go or take it to school as a snack.

This option is not only nutritious but it's also very convenient since you only need to bake once a week. Plus, making your own muffins allows you to control the ingredients and ensure that your kids are getting a wholesome meal.

I hope this helps!

nbotsford

Hi there,

As a working mom myself, I understand the struggle of trying to make a healthy breakfast quickly without compromising on taste. One of my favorite go-to breakfasts for busy mornings is a protein-packed smoothie that can be made in minutes.

Here's what I do:

1. In a blender, I add a banana, a handful of frozen fruit (usually berries), Greek yogurt, and a scoop of protein powder.

2. I add a splash of almond milk (or water) to get things moving.

3. I blend everything together until smooth.

This smoothie is not only delicious but it's also loaded with protein, which keeps me full and energized throughout the morning. It's a great option for kids too, as you can customize it to their liking by using different fruits and adding a bit of honey or maple syrup for some extra sweetness.

Hope this helps!

jerde.kaylee

Hello there,

One of my favorite breakfast options for busy school mornings is a breakfast plate with hard boiled eggs, avocado, and whole grain toast.

Here's what I do:

1. The night before, I boil a few eggs and place them in a container in the fridge.

2. In the morning, I cut an avocado in half and remove the pit.

3. I toast a slice of whole grain bread.

4. Once everything is ready, I slice the hard boiled eggs and place them on a plate with the avocado half and a slice of toast.

5. I season everything with a pinch of salt, pepper, and some chili flakes.

This breakfast option is not only healthy but it's also super easy to prepare. It's a great source of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, giving your kids the energy they need to tackle their day at school.

Hope you find this helpful!

marisol.balistreri

Hi there!

As a busy teacher, I can relate to the struggle of finding a healthy breakfast that's also easy to make. One option that has worked for me is a breakfast parfait made with yogurt, granola, and fruit.

Here's what I do:

1. I take a jar or tall glass and layer it with Greek yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit such as berries or sliced banana.

2. I repeat the layers until the jar or glass is almost full.

3. In the morning, the parfait is ready to eat, or can be taken on the go.

This breakfast option is great because it's customizable and provides a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and fiber. Plus, it's easy to make and can be prepared the night before.

I hope this helps!

kuhlman.maryse

Hello everyone,

As a student who also struggles to find time for breakfast, I've discovered the amazing world of chia seed pudding. This option is super quick and easy to make, and is also incredibly nutritious.

Here's what I do:

1. The night before, I mix together some chia seeds, a little bit of honey, some vanilla extract, and almond milk in a jar or container.

2. Give it a good stir and then let it sit in the fridge overnight.

3. The next morning, you can add some fruit and nuts to the top for extra flavor and crunch.

This breakfast option is super healthy because chia seeds are a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. This will keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunchtime. Moreover, the recipe is customizable, so you can add different fruits, some peanut butter, or even some coconut flakes if you want.

I hope this helps!

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