Morning time can be hectic, especially after the long summer and trying to get your child back into a schedule. When we are particularly under pressure I like to prepare some breakfast options ahead of time that my girls can take with them if time doesn’t allow to eat.
Banana and Blueberry waffles are our favourite - you can find the recipe in my Lunchbox Made Easy recipe book. Simply make a batch and freeze. Then pop it into the toaster to both defrost and reheat. Add some yogurt and berries or usually my girls eat it in their hand as they rush out the door!
Banana pancakes or my classic pancake. Have some batter in your fridge to make these up fresh. It's also possible to freeze then use the pan to heat up.
Boiled Egg and Avocado on Toast. Toast is always a quick and easy option. Have some ready made boiled eggs in the fridge for this nutritious breakfast.
Banana and Berry Muffins from my Baby and Family recipe book are a great option on the run. Simply make a batch using our silicon muffin trays. Freeze in a zip lock bag. The night before, remove from the freezer to defrost and reheat in the morning. For lots of muffin options do check out my Muffin eBook.
Banana, blueberry or lemon bread. A real treat I love to make one at the weekend and then have some during the week for an alternative breakfast option. They also freeze really well. Make sure to slice it up before freezing so you can remove what you need. All recipes in my Lunchbox Made Easy book.
Mixed Berry Overnight Oats is one of my favourites. We all love different toppings so everyone usually prepares their own. They will last in the fridge for 3 days.
With toppings such as berries and banana, Peanut butter, smoothies, seeds.. Lots of options here to make it interesting.
Blend together a mix of fruits (e.g., banana, strawberries, spinach), Greek yogurt, and a splash of milk or fruit juice for a delicious and nutrient-packed smoothie.
Layer low-fat yogurt with fresh fruits (e.g., berries, banana slices) and granola for added crunch. Drizzle with honey or a little maple syrup if desire
Remember to always include a source of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates to provide sustained energy and support cognitive function throughout the school day. Additionally, involve your children in the decision-making process and let them choose their favourite healthy options to make breakfast more enjoyable.