Mornings are a hectic time for many families. Between early morning swim practice and the hunt for homework packets it can be easy to let the most important meal of the day slide- but you don’t have to. Study after study has shown how a healthy breakfast helps children succeed in school. So what’s a parent to do when school starts in twenty minutes and your 12-year-old is still looking for his shoes? If your child needs on the go breakfast, there’s no reason it still can’t be nutritious and easy.
Here are five on the go breakfast ideas that will keep up with your child’s busy schedule and fuel them up!
These can be made in large batches and tossed in the fridge or frozen. Simply heat them up in the microwave for a few seconds, toss them in a Ziploc bag and you’re good to go! Bonus points if you make them with whole grains, fruit, or granola! All that’s missing is a carton of ice cold milk.
While egg wraps are delicious, not every parent has time to fire up the stove in the morning. A simple turkey and cheese wrap is packed with the protein your growing child needs. You can create one using a whole wheat tortilla, slices of deli fresh meat, and your child’s favorite cheese. Roll it up and your kid is ready for the day. To balance out the meal, encourage your child to take a piece of fruit with them as they head out the door.
These convenient snacks pull double duty as a simple breakfast. Not only are granola bars easy for your kids to grab before they head out the door, you’ll rest easy knowing they’re nutritious to boot. And if you give them Sunbelt Bakery granola bars, you know the bars will have no preservatives as well.
Keep several yogurts in your fridge for those mornings when breakfast needs to be eaten in the car on the way to school. Search out varieties chock-full of berries and other delicious fruits. A disposable spoon (and maybe a napkin) is all your child will need to enjoy a serving of fruit and a tasty dose of calcium as they start their busy day.
Remember how much you loved peanut butter sandwiches as a child? Well, they’re good for breakfast, too! Mix it up with slivers of banana or add a bit of crunch with thinly sliced apple pieces. For an extra protein punch, use a sprouted wheat bread.
Now go get ‘em, tiger!