Don’t let the morning rush get in the way of making breakfast for your kids! We have 10 kid-friendly breakfast ideas that are perfect for the Mom on-the-go. Easy, fast, and simple to make, you’ll be out the door in no time.
Ham and cheese english muffins
This quick and easy breakfast recipe packs the protein so your kids will be ready for a productive day at school. Breakfasts high in protein jumpstart your day and keep you focused throughout your daily activities.
Slice an English muffin in half and top 1/2 with a cracked egg; microwave that half for 1 minute on a microwavable plate; top with a slice of cheese and deli ham; cover with the other half of the English muffin. Microwave for 15 to 30 seconds to melt the cheese. Enjoy! Really in a hurry? Wrap in a napkin and go!
Spiced-up instant oatmeal
Plain instant oatmeal may sound drab to the kids, but mix in a tablespoon of their favorite jam and it’s an “instant” hit! Also try 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for extra protein, 1 tablespoon of nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, 1/4 cup granola for crunch, 1/2 banana (sliced), or 2 tablespoons of raisins. The possibilities are endless for instant oatmeal.
Breakfast trail mix
Fill a sandwich-sized ziplock bag with 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup granola for a quick and easy breakfast on the go that will satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth! Almonds pack a protein punch and the granola will help keep them energized. Switch things up and try yogurt-covered raisins or 2 tablespoons of sweet coconut. Make these the night before so all you have to do is grab and go!
Simple strawberry smoothie
Blenders can be your best friend when you’re in a hurry to get the kids out the door! Try a breakfast smoothie by adding 1/2 cup ice, 1/4 cup milk, and 1/2 cup strawberries for a simple strawberry smoothie. Mix things up by adding a banana, frozen blueberries, or even chocolate milk for a sweet treat. Prepare liquid ingredients the night before so all you have to do is add the ice, blend, and pour! Check out some more fresh fruit smoothie recipes here.
Yogurt and granola
The grocery stores have dozens of options for yogurt on the go. Small, individual-sized portions are perfect for a quick breakfast. Grab some kid-friendly flavors such as strawberry and banana; pair with 1/3 cup granola in a ziplock bag with a plastic spoon. Ready in less than a minute and nutritious, your kid will love this mix-and-eat breakfast!
Banana breakfast wrap
Tortilla wraps make for an easy on-the-go breakfast treat with endless possibilities. We love slicing a banana and adding it to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter inside the tortilla, or try cream cheese and sliced strawberries. Wrap the tortilla and go!
Cheesy breakfast burrito
For a savory twist, fill a tortilla wrap with scrambled eggs, diced ham, and cheese. Zap in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds and you’re out the door! You’ll be happy that your kids are enjoying a protein-packed breakfast, and the kids will love this cheesy burrito!
Fruit is quite possibly the fastest and easiest on-the-go breakfast. Kids love the sweet taste of fruit and Moms know their nutritional powerhouses for energy, focus, and mental stamina. Bananas pack potassium while apples are filled with fiber that keeps kids full until lunch. Pack a serving of peanut butter or vanilla yogurt in a small plastic container for dipping if your kids get tired of this on-the-go breakfast.
Cheesy tomato breakfast pizza
Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast? Toast a bagel or English muffin; top with 2 tablespoons of low fat mozzarella cheese; layer thin slices of tomato and top with diced onion. Microwave for 20 seconds, or until cheese is melted. Other topping ideas: diced ham, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, etc.
Omelets aren’t a Saturday morning luxury anymore. Fill a pita pocket with scrambled eggs, crumbled feta or other cheese, diced tomatoes, and spinach for a quick and healthy pita omelet. Try a “sweet” pita pocket filled with sliced strawberries and cream cheese!