The One Simple Trick For Surviving Busy School Mornings

Granola bars and Pop Tarts are OK on occasion, but these grab-and-go-style breakfasts aren't always the most nutritious way to start the day. Mornings are busy, and making a healthy breakfast that will keep your kid's energy levels up seems to take time that most people just don't have. To alleviate some stress, try using slow cookers for the first meal of the day.

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Slow cookers are handy for those busy nights, so why not utilize their efficiency for the most important meal of the day? Lack of time doesn't have to be an excuse for sending your kids to school on an empty stomach. Breakfast is essential to learning. According to No Kid Hungry, kids who ate breakfast showed signs of increased concentration, better academic performance, and better behavior while at school.

To try this time-saving trick, simply set up the slow cooker the night before your busy school morning. Then, choose your favorite recipe. From scrambled eggs to quiche to oatmeal, slow-cooker breakfast options abound. Try combining eggs, green onions, Cheddar cheese, and salsa for a Slow-Cooker Mexican-Style Quiche. Trade quiche for slow-cooked eggs in this slow-cooker eggs recipe that is similar to a classic baked eggs recipe. Top with goat cheese and tomatoes for an easy baked eggs dish in the morning. If you prefer hearty grains in the a.m., this Apple Pie Breakfast Overnight Oatmeal might be just the thing that prepares you for your busy day.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.