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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Back to School Busy Morning Breakfast Ideas

Getting the kids a decent breakfast on the way out the door to go to school is always a challenge.  Luckily we have lots of make ahead inspiration for you so they can have something tasty and nutritious!

collage of busy morning breakfast ideas


      Mornings are always hectic. Trying to get yourself ready for work and the kids ready for school is a challenge.  Getting them fed something that will keep them going until lunch is even more of a challenge.  Fear not! We have lots of great ideas that can be made ahead of time and will keep their belly full and minds fed until lunch time.  Some can even be frozen in big batches for later! 

Egg Entrees


     Eggs are of course a classic breakfast option.  There are lots of wonderful ways to make them and most of these can be made ahead and warmed up in the morning.  

     Some of them include freezer directions, but even if they don't most of them can be frozen and rewarmed later.  Then you will be a quick microwave trip from a nutritious protein filled breakfast!

egg filled burrito with hot sauce options


These Freezer Breakfast Burritos, filled with eggs, sausage, cheese, refried beans, Tater Tots, and salsa, will make your weekday mornings so much easier.

stack of english muffin and egg breakfast sandwiches


An easy recipe for English muffin breakfast sandwiches that you can make ahead of time for yummy on-the-go breakfasts. Keep them in the fridge for fast & simple meals all week long or prep them a month in advance and store in the freezer for later.

tasty egg bites


Perfect for a quick kids' breakfast or to add to a healthy lunchbox, these mini Spanish tortilla egg muffins with fried potatoes and onions are satiating, nutritious and super tasty. These are gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

egg breakfast sandwich ready to eat


These make-ahead freezer breakfast sandwiches are an easy way to have a portable hot breakfast all week long.

breakfast burritos showing eggy insides


These freezable Breakfast Burritos are a grab-and-go, make-ahead breakfast you’ll actually look forward to eating! Full of sweet chicken-apple sausage and butternut squash, savory cheese and red peppers, and fluffy scrambled egg, these breakfast burritos are crazy-delicious, hearty, and filled with great, keep-you-fueled-up nutrition!

egg in a hole on a plate


Egg in a basket is one of our favorite quick and easy breakfasts.  You can't really make them ahead, but they are so quick it doesn't matter! 

Oatmeal Options

     Oatmeal is another great filling option.  It gives them the fiber they need and the flavor options are endless.  

     Whether you opt for making a batch of overnight oats, baked oatmeal or just reheat a bit of porridge, all are great ways to start the day.  We are huge oatmeal fans at our house and we know you can become oatmeal lovers too!

jar of overnight oatmeal with berries on top


     These overnight oats with chia are perfect for mornings when you’re in a rush. They take just minutes to prepare the night before and everyone can just grab one in the morning.

bowls of steel cut oatmeal with various toppings


An easy, fuss-free recipe for overnight steel cut oats with little prep and short cook time. Steel-cut oats are just as tasty eaten cold (straight from the fridge) or reheated to piping hot, which makes them an excellent option for meal prepping healthy breakfasts the week ahead.

baked oatmeal in donut shapes


Looking for a fun, healthy and delicious way to start your day? These Baked Oatmeal Donuts for Breakfast are easy to make and packed LOTS with nutritious ingredients.

peaches and cream overnight oatmeal in glasses


Peaches and cream overnight oats made gluten-free and dairy-free for a healthy breakfast. This easy recipe only takes a couple of minutes to prepare!

chocolate baked oatmeal with whipped cream and blackberries


Baked oatmeal is a great make ahead.  Make a batch on the weekend and you can eat it throughout the week. It's great reheated or at room temperature.  I have a ton of great recipes, but this brownie baked oatmeal will make fans out everyone!

Muffins and More


     Muffins are fabulous grab and go options as well.  We love having a variety of muffins in the freezer.

     You can just grab one out, put it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and go.  They can be enjoyed at home or brought to school or work with you.  

     You can even eat one on the way without to much mess or fuss.  Plus the flavor combinations are almost endless and you can pack a fair amount of nutrition in if you try!

sausage filled muffin


Fun and easy Little Breakfast Piggies are perfect for dipping in your favorite maple syrup at home or eating on the go.  They have a sausage baked right inside!

stack of blueberry oatmeal muffins


Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are the prefect way to start your day! With a few simple ingredients and fresh berries these are super easy to make!

muffin tin filled with ham and cheese cornmeal muffins


Muffins don't have to be sweet, they can be savory too.  These ham and cheese cornmeal muffins are a perfect example. 

breakfast cupcake topped with yogurt and strawberry


Healthy Cupcakes for breakfast! This breakfast gingerbread pupcake is a kid-friendly pancake cupcake hybrid recipe with strawberry Greek yogurt topping that is both healthy and fun!

peanut butter, jelly and banana bites on toothpicks


These vegan Peanut Butter & Jam Banana Bites are the healthiest snacks ever. Clean eating, kid-friendly and ready in 2 minutes, they would also make a fun and easy breakfast!

pan of banana chocolate chip muffins


These healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with nutty whole wheat flour, super ripe bananas, brown sugar and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Perfect for on-the-go breakfast or snack, these buttery soft muffins can easily be transformed into banana bread with a simple swap of the baking pan.

orange and pistachio muffins with bite missing


Muffins filled with orange and pistachios are a wonderful way to start the day.  The orange juice adds that bright citrus zing and the nuts will help keep you feeling full until lunch!


If you are looking for back to school lunch ideas, don't despair.  I have a collection of non-sandwich ideas waiting for you! 

Getting the kids a decent breakfast on the way out the door to go to school is always a challenge.  Luckily we have lots of make ahead inspiration for you so they can have something tasty and nutritious!


1 comment:

  1. I love ALL of these! Thanks for sharing my burrito and sandwich!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!