On The Go Breakfast Ideas
Fruit - Bananas, apples, grapes ( have fruit washed and bagged up ready to grab).
Yogurt - stir in granola and fruit.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with slices of banana
Hard Boiled eggs.
Bagels with cream cheese.
Muffins or quick breads.
Scrambled eggs stuffed in a pita with toppings ( cheese, crumbled bacon, salsa etc.)
Homemade waffles and pancakes ( made ahead and placed in the freezer. Re-heat in microwave or toaster).
Sweet breakfast wraps (banana, peanut butter and honey wrapped in a tortilla or cream cheese and fresh slices of fruit).
Here are two simple recipes that your kids will enjoy:
These healthy quesadillas get a bright, fresh kick from the addition of tangy Granny Smith apples. Prepped and ready in less than 5 minutes, it's the perfect meal to munch as you head out to the car.
What you need:
2 flour tortillas (regular or whole-wheat)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
several thin slices of a Granny Smith apple
Sprinkle an even layer of cheese over one tortilla. Scatter the apple slices on top of the cheese and top with the remaining tortilla. Microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese melts. For a crisper tortilla, use a large skillet and crisp for 1-2 minutes on both sides, until the cheese is melted. Cut into 6-8 wedges.
Those sugary ready-made pastries are fun to eat fresh from the toaster. This homemade version is nearly as quick -- but with less sugar and no artificial colors or flavors. The sky's the limit when it comes to imagining taste combinations. You could make a different pop-toast every morning.
What you need:
2 pieces of whole wheat bread
1 tsp butter, softened
1-1/2 Tbsp. jam
Lightly butter both pieces of bread. Spread the jam over the butter onto just one piece of bread leaving 1/2 inch border around the edges. Top with the remaining slice of bread. Cut off the crust and seal the two pieces of bread together using the tines of a fork. Slide into the toaster; then *pop*, breakfast is ready.
Optional: Add thinly sliced fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries for a fresh flavor. Try adding peanut butter or cream cheese for an added boost of protein. Chocolate fiends could even try a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread instead of butter