Breakfast for Busy Mornings

By Kathryn Standing

ISU Student, Dietetics & Psychology 

We’ve made it through another summer. School is back in session and so are busy mornings. It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the morning; making sure everyone is ready, out the door, and fed. Figuring out a quick, nutritious, and tasty breakfast can be the most challenging part of the school routine. Luckily, the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website and app have a lot of good recipes that you can either make ahead or make quickly. 

scrambled egg muffin

Make Ahead

These recipes can be made ahead of time and frozen. Just microwave and send them on their way! 

These make ahead baked goods have an added bonus of going great with coffee or doubling as an easy snack time solution. 

Quick Fix

Looking for something that you can make in a hurry? Look no further. 

I hope these recipes help to lighten the load of busy mornings. Sending our best to you and yours this school year.

If You Do Not Eat Breakfast, Neither Will Your Children

There is research to back up the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.   Breakfast contributes to higher achievement, lower rates of absence and tardiness, increased concentration, fewer calories, and better nutrition for youth and adults.   We also know that children learn from watching parents.  It stands to reason that if you do not model eating breakfast; your children will not get the benefits either.

Ideally, you want to make a balanced breakfast that consists of protein, fat and carbohydrates. If breakfast is rushed, eating something is still better than eating nothing.

Simple breakfasts that can be prepared quickly and easily include:

Juice and cereal with milk

Leftovers can be breakfast too—pizza, soup and crackers, tortillas with melted cheese or chicken drumsticks can all work in a pinch!

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