Best Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Back-to-School Slideshow
1. Homemade Granola
Forget about serving store-bought cereal for breakfast. You can make your own granola at home, using whatever nuts and flavorings you like. Prepare a jar full of this and you have a healthy breakfast ready in the blink of an eye. Just add milk or use it to top yogurt and you are ready to go.
2. Maple Apple Muffins
These muffins are perfect for those mornings when you are running out of time. Having them around means that a portable, tasty breakfast or a treat for the lunchbox is ready at hand. Grab one and head out the door — less stress in the morning is always a good thing if you ask me.
3. Gluten-Free Nutty Chocolate Granola
If you or your kids are on a gluten-free diet, that does not mean that you need to suffer with the choices for breakfast every day. This nutty, gluten-free and grain-free granola is sure to please grown-ups and kids alike.
4. Granola Yogurt Parfait
Combine the goodness that is granola, yogurt, and fruit into one breakfast or after-school snack that you and your kids will love. The presentation will put a smile on your little ones' faces and they won't even complain about eating stuff that is actually good for them, a win-win situation.
5. Yeasted Oregano-Cheese Muffins
Not a fan of sweet muffins? No problem! These savory muffins are golden brown and slightly crunchy on the outside, yet soft and chewy on the inside. Bake a dozen of these and freeze them, and all you have to do is take them out and zap them in the microwave — breakfast is served!
6. Homemade Labneh
Also known as yogurt cheese or Lebanese cream cheese — use labneh as a spread for sandwiches, a dip with some carrot and cucumber sticks, or drizzle with some olive oil and serve with pita for breakfast along with some mint or olives. Labneh is something I am never without when school starts.
7. Homemade Yogurt
Having homemade yogurt on hand gives you a world of possibilities. You can serve it to your kids to have for breakfast or as a snack either plain or with some honey, fruit, or granola. You can make it full-fat or fat-free according to your family's needs.
8. Homemade Chocolate-Almond Butter
This almond butter is amazing as a spread for sandwiches, as a dip with some apples, or simply by the spoonful. It is better, tastier, healthier, and cheaper than anything you can buy at the store. You can make it with chocolate, plain, with cinnamon and honey, or better yet, let your kids come up with their own flavor for their almond butter.
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Breakfast on the go, and the name really says it all. It has milk, bananas, peanut butter, and a hint of dark chocolate. It will give your kids energy without loading them up with sugar.
10. Peach Cobbler Drink
Kids will find it hard to resist a drink named after their favorite dessert, but this is one treat you can serve them without feeling guilty. With oats, almonds, peaches, bananas, coconut milk, and dates, this drink is loaded with the nutrients your kids need before a long day at school.
11. Easy Homemade Almond Milk
If you have kids with lactose intolerance or if your family is vegan, you don’t have to give up milk altogether. Try this nutty almond milk that you can make at home easily and that your kids can enjoy with granola or cool from the refrigerator when they come home from school.
12. Ayran Savory Yogurt Drink
A wonderfully refreshing drink to pack in the lunchbox or serve for breakfast on the go. Add some mint, salt, or serve it plain for a refreshing drink that is low in fat and high in calcium and protein.