Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Here we are again, starting another school year. Need some back-to-school breakfast ideas?

Whether you homeschool or send your kids off for the day, they need a high protein breakfast so that they can focus and learn. But most of us don’t have time in the morning for cooking meat or flipping pancakes. For that matter, we barely have time to sit down in the mornings!

Some high protein, QUICK breakfast ideas:

Here are a few of the menu items I’ve give my kids before sending them off. Keep in mind they only have about 10-minutes to eat before leaving to meet the bus (because I let them sleep as late as possible). So the portions are small and easy to eat (and I don’t allow any chattering between bites because oh my goodness that…sloooowwwwws…themmmm…dowwwwwnnnn).

  • Fruit. Any Fruit. Then I give them something like:
  • Scrambled Cheesy Eggs
  • Apple Slices and Peanut Butter (this gives them both their fruit and their protein!)
  • Apple Slices and Cheese
  • Banana with Peanut Butter
  • Sausage Patties or Links
  • Peanut Butter Toast
  • Bagel with Cream Cheese
  • Fried Slices of Ham
  • Ham on Toast
  • Sausage Sandwich
  • Egg Sandwich
  • Summer Sausage and Cheese
  • Oatmeal with peanut butter and cinnamon

Want to make instant oatmeal on the cheap?? Here’s a recipe!

Also, you might want to read this method for having an easy system for breakfast planning:

To save me from having to think too hard, I have created a basic breakdown of what I now make or serve each weekday:

Monday – Muffins
Tuesday  – Toast
Wednesday – Oatmeal
Thursday – Eggs
Friday – Granola or Cereal
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS – Protein Bars (because some days there’s no time to stop and eat so I have to send the kids out the door with one of these)

With this skeleton plan, I can now make fun adaptations each weekday to keep our menu fresh and fun! (I save pancakes or waffles or other special breakfast ideas for Saturdays.) :) And now I will give you more specifics about how this works for us… Read all the details here.

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