7 Ideas for Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts

August 26, 2015  • 

Mom was right: Starting the day off with a healthy meal really can make a huge difference. Among many benefits, kids who have breakfast have the energy to stay focused in class, and it pays off. According to Feeding America, “[…] children who eat breakfast score better on tests, have better memory retention, and show improved learning skills.” How cool is that?

Give your kids a jumpstart with healthier meals that dole up whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and lean proteins.

Kiddos love helping to make their own food, too. We’ll give you a few tips and ideas on how to get them pitching in with the morning meal. And, for busier mornings, we’ve got make-ahead tricks to speed things along.

If you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast during the week, or to make on weekends with the family, then you’ll love:

Two Peas-in-a-Pod Omelette

Make this tasty dish a cinch to prepare on a busy morning by cooking and chopping your potatoes the night before. You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs…and that’s definitely where kids will love helping out!

Farmer’s Bagel Baskets

These bagels become “baskets” when their insides are scooped out (a great step for kids to do!) and fresh veggies, a bit of Canadian bacon, and eggs are added back in.

Your Very Own Granola

This recipe is a simple guide to crafting a perfectly personalized granola to suit picky eaters. Bake it the night before for an easy meal that’s boosted by pairing it with Greek yogurt or your family’s favorite milk.

Star-Studded Egg-in-a-Hole

Bring out the cookie cutters for this super-fun spin on a classic breakfast sandwich. With the protein from eggs and a bump of flavor from bacon, plus the fiber from whole grain toast, your kids will be ready to take on the day! Have them help by prepping fruit and bread with cookie cutters – it’s the best part!

Whole Wheat Pancakes or Waffles

Everyone loves pancakes, and these whole wheat versions give an extra boost of fiber to keep kids feeling powered the whole day through. Try serving them with sliced banana or fresh berries, or even making a breakfast sandwich with cream cheese and jam. For a bonus time-saver, make ’em the night before with the kids, then pop them in the freezer for easy toaster pancakes the next morning! You can also make a few waffles with this mix for…

Peanut Butter, Apple, and Honey Waffle ‘Wiches

These simple waffle sammies are a snap to assemble and even faster to eat! Protein from peanut butter and a boost from fresh fruit make ’em even more nutritious, and it’s easy for kids to make these themselves. Try Monty Cristo Waffle ‘Wiches, too!

Tortilla Scrambles

It’s like chips and salsa for breakfast, but better for you! Kids will love crumbling up chips to mix into their scrambles, and you’ll love the protein-power this breakfast packs.

Making a healthy breakfast with the kids? Snap a pic and share it on Instagram with the tag #yumomoment for a chance to be featured on our homepage!