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On-The-Go Breakfasts for Back To School

When I was in school, the last thing I had time for was a healthy breakfast. I would sleep until the last possible second and then race around trying to get my backpack in order and myself out the door on time to make the bus. I can only imagine how frustrating it was for my mother, who had three other kids to schedule and feed and dress and shuttle around to their various destinations. Luckily I have a little trick up my sleeve for getting our littles out the door on time without missing breakfast (the most important meal of the day, or so they say).

After the jump!

It’s Breakfast In A Bag time!

The night before (sometimes up to a week before) you can whip up a nutritious breakfast for your kids (and even for your husband), and then separate into serving-size portions into Ziploc sandwich bags. Keep them in the fridge and then, as your kid is just out the door, heat a baggie in the microwave for 30 seconds. (Ziploc bags are totally microwaveable, nice right?) Hand it to your kid with a napkin and disposable fork or spoon and out they go! Hot breakfast on the run! And once they’re finished eating, all they need is a trash can and they’re set. ‘Cause you know your kid is not coming back home with any idea where he left that tupperware container.

Fun ideas for these hot breakfasts on the go:

Oatmeal and brown sugar. (can be prepared a few days in advance!)

Scrambled eggs with ham and veggies.

French toast (only add the syrup at the last second to avoid soggy toast).

Feeling crazy? Try cereal and milk! It goes without saying this won’t be hot, and also yes, milk at the last second.

A big thanks to Ziploc for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

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