Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Back-to-School

back to school breakfasts
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:

  • Muffins 1 of 5
    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
  • Mini-Quiche 2 of 5
    These mini-quiches are a great way to get protein and veggies for breakfast. You can customize them with your favorite add-ins and freeze them once they're baked. Warm them up in the toaster oven for a quick and healthy breakfast.
    Great the recipe for these Mini-Quiches
  • Waffles or Pancakes 3 of 5
    Waffles or Pancakes
    My kids love waffles and pancakes, but I usually don't have time to whip up a batch in the morning. I'll make a double batch on the weekend and then freeze the leftovers for easy breakfasts throughout the week. Just pop them in the toaster!
    Healthy Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles
  • Homemade Sausage or Bacon 4 of 5
    Homemade Sausage or Bacon
    I love sausage and bacon for breakfast, but it's usually a rare treat around here, partially because it takes a while to cook. Making a batch of bacon or homemade sausage and then freezing them means it's easy to add some protein to breakfast quickly and easily!
    Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • Breakfast Burritos 5 of 5
    Breakfast Burritos
    This is one I haven't tried yet, but I'm planning to this year. With eggs, sausage, potatoes, and cheese these breakfast burritos will be a filling breakfast that's super fast for busy mornings. And a bonus, I think my non-breakfast eating hubs will love these too!
    Homemade Breakfast Burritos for the Freezer

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

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Emily writes about green and natural living at Live Renewed.
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