Healthy Back to School Breakfast Ideas
How many times have we heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, for children, breakfast is in fact the most important meal. When kids skip breakfast, they can feel restless, irritable, and even tired during the first few hours at school. It’s important for kids to refuel their body in the morning, after a fasted state of 8 to 12 hours. If you are a parent like me this can be a chore if your child heads out the door by 7 to 7:15 a.m.
Parents can be proactive in their children’s education by feeding their children a healthy meal that will light up their brain for learning. This may require us as parents to get up a few minutes earlier to ensure that our scholars eat a good breakfast. The typical pop tarts, breakfast cereals, and fruit smoothies are loaded with sugar and carbs that make learning difficult for your child and teacher. Try some protein based breakfast meals instead and see what happens. Here are some breakfast ideas that will help your child stay satiated, alert, and eager to learn, so that your child has the best year ever!!
What are some healthy breakfast meals for kids?
1. Protein Shake 25gms
Our protein shakes at home usually include 8 ounces of unsweetened chocolate almond milk, 1 scoop of plant based or bone broth protein powder, ½ frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of MCT oil, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1 capsule of probiotic and 2-3 ice cubes
2. Bacon & Eggs 22gms
An easy go to breakfast is eggs and bacon, 2 of each.
3. Beef & Beans 17.5 gms
One of our favorite is mixing ½ cup of beans with 2 ounces of ground beef.
4. Hot dogs 14 gms
A quick meal is 2 grass-fed hot dogs by Applegate (Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog). Cut in pieces and cook in a frying pan with coconut oil.
5. Chia pudding 9.5 gms
We prep this the night before. Place 1 cup of unsweetened coconut or almond milk, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of collagen, ½ cup of berries.
6. Yogurt Blend 18.5 gms
¾ cup of goat milk yogurt with ½ cup of berries, 2 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 tablespoon of collagen
7. Oatmeal & Nut Butter 12 gms
½ cup of organic oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of almond butter
Prepping breakfast for your child can be effortless with just a bit of preparation. Remember, a good night’s sleep and plenty of physical activity is vital to your child’s scholarly success.