Once again summer has flown by, and it’s time to send the kids back to school! Getting back into the school routine isn’t always easy, but luckily we have a few Registered Dietitian-approved breakfast ideas that are perfect to fuel your kids’ morning and sneak in a few servings of fruits and veggies. Each recipe can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to waste those precious morning minutes preparing a well-balanced breakfast.
1. Apple and Oatmeal Muffins by Katie Cavuto
Consider this an ‘on-the-go’ version of oatmeal and applesauce, but not as mushy and much more tasty. These muffins are packed with fiber and natural sweetness from the apples. Plus, they’re gluten free, making them a great option for gluten-free households.
2. Hidden Honey Bar by Jenna Braddock
This bar is pretty sneaky, as it contains not one, but two different types of veggies: sweet potato and zucchini. Sweetened with honey and chocolate chips, your kids will have no idea they’re basically eating a salad for breakfast!
3. Strawberry Chocolate Overnight Oats by Nutrition by Nazima
Overnight oats can be made the night beforeand enjoyed cold the next morning, or you can heat them up if you prefer. The great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. You can use whatever type of fruit, nuts, and toppings you enjoy. You can even have your kids make their own, and instill some autonomy when it comes to breakfast time.
4. Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Broccoli Frittata by Katie Cavuto
While the veggies are certainly not “hidden” in this dish, they are surrounded by fluffy eggs and flavorful chicken sausage. You can prepare this dish ahead of time, slice off a portion, and warm it up in the microwave for a minute or two (or enjoy cold), for a quick, high-protein, satisfying breakfast. And how fancy does “frittata” sound on a school day?
5. Make Ahead Egg Muffins by Jessi Haggerty
This is an all-in-one breakfast. An egg cup that combines hash browns, eggs, bacon, cheese, and spinach for some added nutrients. These can be stored in the refrigerator and popped in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy.
What meals do you love preparing for breakfast during the school year? Let us know in the comments below!