With school this week for us I’ve been compiling a grocery list of breakfast essentials. Our mornings are hectic when school is in session. Three kids, two different schools and we have a recipe for busy mornings. To make things easier on myself I keep things simple with breakfast for the kids. I’ll admit sometimes cereal is the way to go, it’s easy and gets us moving quickly out the door. Most mornings my goal is to have the kids eat a protein filled breakfast that will keep them full until lunch time. To simplify I rely on frozen foods that can easily be used in quick breakfast recipes. Over the weekend we had a big breakfast party with our favorites for the kids to sample. They took turns selecting their favorites and today I’m sharing our go-to breakfast ideas for kids.
Peanut butter and fruit whole grain waffles
I grew up eating Eggo waffles in the mornings, it was one of the quickest breakfast meals when you’re in a hurry. I like to spread almond butter or natural peanut butter on a toasted whole grain waffle then top it off with blueberries, strawberries, or banana slices. The protein in the peanut butter helps keep you full in between meals.
Sausage veggie egg cups
I can’t say enough about how great these are for busy mornings. It’s literally as easy as scrambling eggs, veggies, and sausage ( and a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder) together then pouring the egg mixture into a prepared muffin tin. While they’re cooking in the oven (350 for 20 minutes) I can focus on getting the kids, and myself, ready.
These are also our favorite breakfast food when we host weekend brunch with our extended family. The cousins like to get together for a big slumber party at my house to stay up late watching movies. In the mornings we make a batch of pancakes and two muffin tins full of egg cups. Adding frozen vegetables makes this meal quick and easy, especially when you have 10+ kids running around. Hosting parties is definitely a lot easier when we can make semi-homemade meals using frozen precut veggies and fruit.
Ahhh the beloved smoothie. I’m sure I’ve said it 68,000 times how much we absolutely love greek yogurt protein smoothies. My go-to recipe is a combination of spinach, greek yogurt, fruit, protein powder and almond milk. I could live off of these! A simple smoothie recipes that’s great for kids is : 1 banana 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup frozen fruit 1/4 cup greek yogurt Blend ingredients together. Gradually increase milk for a thinner smoothie.