It’s that time of the year, when the kids are heading back to school and we have a ton to do in the morning. Breakfast often is the last thing on the list, however skipping it can leave some of us feeling like we missed something all day. Here are a few quick ideas or breakfast that will keep you going all morning long without consuming the morning itself.
Yogurt is healthy ad full of protein and calcium. It is good for the kids to give them energy and great for your bones. Simply grab a cup and layer scoops of yogurt and cereal or trailmix, alternating each, and then top off with fresh fruit. It looks pretty and is easy to take on the go.
If you are in a real hurry in the mornings, you can even make it the night before and seal it in a jar. Leave it in the fridge for the family to grab their individual jars.
Egg toast requires eating it at home, but the prep and cooking time is so quick, that it is a wonderful warm breakfast packed with protein. Get the Egg Toast Recipe here.
Fruit Smoothie Cereal
Fruit Smoothie Cereal is a fun way to have cereal and pack in more fruit and yogurt into your breakfast. Mix up a yogurt based fruit smoothie using all the fruits you love, pour it into your cereal bowl and use it as your milk base. Now add your muesli or cereal, top with some dried fruit like cranberries or raisins and enjoy.
Strawberries and Cream
Take a minute in the morning to enjoy a childlike indulgence of strawberries and cream. Simply grab a handful of fresh strawberries in a bowl and pour fresh cream on top to your liking and dig in!
Fruit Topped Bagel
This little idea can be done with English Muffins, Toast, or any other bread you like in the morning, like Brioche. Toast your bagel and spread on top with either cream cheese, jam, or fruit spread. Then freshen it up by topping with fresh fruit or berries.
Fruit and Nut Chocolate Croissant & Coffee
When the kids are all off to school and you have a moment to breathe, spruce up that plain croissant with chocolate and enjoy an indulgent cup of coffee with it. It is pretty simple to slice your croissant down the middle and fill it with a piece of chocolate, then place it in the toaster oven until the chocolate just starts to melt. You can add some fruit and nuts to your chocolate croissant by using a fruit and nut filled chocolate, like Cadbury Fruit & Nut. Check out my recipe for Chocolate Stuffed Crescent Rolls here.