These 20 Quick and Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts help ensure you’re sending your kids off to school well nourished so that they can perform at their best.
Let’s face it… summer is over (WAH!) and school is back in session. While I’m looking forward to a more regular schedule during the week, I have to admit that I’m going to really miss the summer mornings of long leisurely brunches. Sleeping in, playing a board game or two and then making our way to the kitchen to cook crepes, french toast or, of course, whiz up some smoothies. Days of a more leisurely rhythm can make the abrupt shift back to “get up!…clothes on!…bags packed!…let’s go, go, go!” hard on everyone!
As summer winds down and the school year approaches, the morning rush becomes a familiar routine for families. But before you dive headfirst into the chaos, it’s essential to start the day right with a nutritious breakfast. I’ve compiled 20 easy back-to-school breakfast recipes that are not only delicious but also quick to prepare. Whether you’re a parent or a student, these recipes will help you kickstart your day with energy and enthusiasm. Plus, I’ll share some meal prep tips and time-saving hacks for those busy mornings.
Hacks to Get Breakfast on the Table STAT!
Here are some quick breakfast hacks to help you get a delicious meal on the table in no time, especially during busy school mornings:
- Overnight Prep:
- Make-Ahead Breakfasts:
- Instant Oatmeal:
- Keep packets of instant oatmeal on hand. Just add hot water or milk, and your breakfast is ready in minutes.
- To-Go Breakfasts:
- Set the Coffee Maker the Night Before:
- If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, pre-set your coffee maker the night before so that it’s ready when you wake up.
- One-Pan Wonders:
- Prep Smoothie Packs:
- Portion out smoothie ingredients like fruits, greens, and add-ins like yogurt or protein powder into freezer bags. In the morning, simply blend with your choice of liquid.
- Batch Cooking:
- Cook bacon, sausage, or extra pancakes during a weekend brunch and store them for quick reheating during the week.
- Plan Simple Breakfasts:
Remember, the key to a quick breakfast is preparation and planning. Find a routine that works for you and your family, and don’t be afraid to mix and match these hacks to create a breakfast routine that saves you time and stress on busy mornings
Easy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings
Now that you’ve got some tips and tricks for getting breakfast ready quickly and easily, here are some recipes to try out your new skills with!
With these 10 easy back-to-school breakfast ideas and meal prep tips, you can conquer busy mornings and ensure your family starts the day with a nutritious meal. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, or on-the-go options, these recipes have you covered.
Make mornings a breeze by planning ahead and enjoying delicious breakfasts together as you tackle the day ahead. If you make any of these recipes I would LOVE to see them! Just tag me @weelicious or use #weelicious so I can see your creations.