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Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Back-to-School

By Emily |

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First day of school breakfast - waffles, blueberries and whipped cream!

My daughter is not a morning person. At least she wasn’t during the school year when she had to get up and ready for preschool every morning. Now that it’s summer she bounces out of bed at seven o’clock with no alarm — drives me crazy! But that’s another story for another day.

Anyway, so getting her up, and fed, and dressed, and out the door in the morning for school can be a bit of a struggle some days. We need to have quick and easy breakfast options that are also healthy and will give her the right start to her day.

We don’t do boxed cereal for breakfast at our house, except on rare occasions. So, the way I make breakfast go smoothly is to prepare and freeze foods in Ziploc freezer bags ahead of time so that they’re ready to just grab and warm up in the mornings for a quick and healthy breakfast.

Here are some of my favorite make ahead and freeze breakfast foods for those early school mornings:

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Quick and Healthy Freezer Breakfasts


I love to make a double batch of muffins and freeze them for quick and easy breakfasts. Just put them in the fridge the night before, or pop them in the microwave for 20 seconds, to defrost them. They're also great for breakfasts on-the-go when you're running a little late in the morning!
Healthy Banana Muffins

What’s your best tip for getting healthy breakfasts on the table on busy mornings?

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0 thoughts on “Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Back-to-School

  1. Molly says:

    We have made the breakfast burritos and they are a mondo hit! They definitely give a bit more substance, but not quite as healthy when loaded down with cheese.

    Thanks for the great ideas! LOVE the muffin tin idea!

  2. HVK says:

    I can’t stand getting up in the morning knowing I have to prepare a big breakfast, so I always freeze everything I need the night before. It’s such a huge help

  3. Kristy says:

    YUM those mini quiches look amazing! And they’re perfect for my family since we all like different veggies in our quiche. I’ll let each of my kids customize their own and won’t have to worry about the “but I haaate onions” grumbling in the morning!

  4. Sharon says:

    I wish I had the freezer space to make all of these right now! :) Instead I think I’ll pick one to make each weekend for the next couple of weeks. Fun sunday activity for me AND it will definitely make our mornings easier. Thanks for all the recipes!

  5. jonathan says:

    i love the breakfast burrito idea!! So great!

  6. marie hunt says:

    i’ve been looking for a healthier muffin recipe…the banana one looks great!

  7. Janice Croze says:

    I am going to try and incorporate some of these ideas this year for school breakfast time. Thanks for sharing!

  8. katie says:

    I LOVE to freeze extra pancakes and I actually think I like pancakes heated in the toaster better than the first time around. They get so crispy! Great tips!

  9. emily says:

    sometimes, if we think about it, we pour the dry cereal in the bowl, so all we need to do in the morning is add cold milk. It’s not about the time it saves pouring the cereal, it’s the time it takes for my girls to MAKE UP THEIR MINDS what flavor of cereal to have.

  10. Janice Croze says:

    Love the waffles! I will have to make sure I try that so that my kids can have a healthy and delicious breakfast for school each morning.

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. dadcamp says:

    Love the idea of the freeze ahead breakfast burritos. My guys are very picky, and it’s usually a couple of toaster pancakes, or waffles in the morning. If I can just convince them that these are delicous .. ..

  12. laurenjimeson says:

    Yum! These look so good. I love the sausage idea!

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