What’s for Breakfast?

One of the biggest challenges at our house is making sure everyone has a good breakfast before we leave for school. Considering we leave extra early (one of the downsides of being the “teacher’s kids”) and the many other tasks that need to be accomplished before we go to school (dressed, beds made, dogs fed and walked, teeth brushed) breakfast at our house needs to be fast and easy. Here are some examples of what works for us:

1. Clif Kid Z Bars

Yes, I started with a packaged food. But on mornings where we need to be out the door in record time these are life savers. They are organic and don’t contain high fructose corn syrup, so sometimes it’s OK to have a chocolate chip bar for breakfast.

2. Hard Boiled Eggs

I keep these in the refrigerator at all times, as we use them for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks on weekends. I don’t have time to make omelets on school mornings and with hard boiled eggs I know my children are getting some fast protein. Paired with toast and some turkey sausage and they are a very hearty breakfast!

3. Smoothies

Sometimes we just need to drink our breakfasts. I keep frozen berries and mango on hand to throw in with some rice milk for a really fast breakfast that can be taken with if necessary. If your child really resists eating something in the morning this can be a great way to get some calories into them before they walk out the door!

It can take some trial and error to find what works best for your child, but by making sure they start the day with their bodies nourished they are set up for success at school!