We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the meal that fuels your child’s brain for the day ahead. As we readjust to school schedules and get a grip on morning mayhem, creating healthy breakfasts can be challenging. Get a head start on tomorrow’s breakfast by thinking about it the night before. Here are four ideas for quick meals that feed your tummy and your mind:
1. Yogurt. Skip the presweetened varieties – some have more sugar than a doughnut! – and jazz up plain yogurt with your own fruit or granola. Greek yogurt has more protein than regular, and will stick with you longer in the day.
2. Apples and peanut butter, or apples and cheese. A crisp Granny Smith or Pink Lady is the perfect thing to pair with a spoonful of peanut butter or a slice of cheddar. This good mix of carbohydrates and protein will provide energy and staying power.
3. Hard-boiled eggs. An easy make-ahead breakfast, simply boil a few on Sunday night and you’ve got a week’s worth of crack-and-eat meals.
4. Smoothies. Starting with plain yogurt or milk and protein powder and create your own smoothie by throwing in whatever you please. Peanut butter and a bit of cocoa powder will create a peanut butter cup in a glass. Or combine raspberries and strawberries for a berry explosion. If you need inspiration, Google smoothie recipes and browse from thousands of combinations.