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by Jennifer Williams at Foodie.com
As we get ready to head back to school next week I am already trying to find ways to make our mornings run smoother. Let’s face it Mornings are one of the most loathed times of the day by busy families. There’s so much to get done in a short time and then you still need to eat before getting out the door. That is why this month for my Foodie.com post I have decided to find easy breakfast ideas that will satisfy the whole family. The ideas below will get your morning started whether you’re sitting down at the table or eating on the run.
Homemade trail mix or nut packages:
Homemade trail mix or nut packages can be mixed ahead of time, portioned into individual containers and kept on hand. Include a mix of healthy nuts and dried fruits. Or better yet, leave the dried fruits out and opt for a banana or whole fruit.
Yogurt with fruit or a healthy cereal. Avoid the “kid-friendly” yogurts with mix-ins and instead choose all-natural or organic yogurts paired with a cereal or granola for added texture and nutrition.
Frozen smoothie packets are a perfect addition to your freezer. Portion yogurt into silicone ice cube trays and freeze ahead of time. Then cut up fruit like mangoes, strawberries, bananas etc. Add them along with the frozen yogurt cubes to individual serving packages. In the morning empty a packet you’re your favorite protein powder and milk. In just a few minutes you’ll have a protein smoothie ready to go.
Don’t run to the fast food drive thru! You can easily make an English muffin with ham, cheese and scrambled eggs at home. It only takes a few minutes. You can even make it ahead of time, allow to cool and freeze. Simply reheat in the microwave in the morning.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast and easily customizable for different tastes. Make a big batch of oatmeal and set out multiple toppings like nuts, raisins, brown sugar, and fruit. Serve up each person a bowl and let them decide what to top it with.
Homemade granola bars. Really they’re easy to make, and you can customize each batch. Let your kids create their own custom batch. Older kids can even make their own without mom or dad’s help.
If your family has big breakfasts on the weekends, make extra and freeze them! Then you can heat up pancakes or waffles during the week and serve! Use the weekends to make your week go smoother. Bake banana bread or muffins one day, allow them to cool and freeze. You can slice banana bread into individual servings. Then during the week simply remove a portion and warm up. Make sure to check out my full collection of Quick Breakfast Ideas today for other great ideas.