Nessa is a full time wife and mother of two, living the small town life in rural Texas. She loves cooking everything from tried and true recipes to her own wonderful creations. Catch her blogging at Ramblings of a Texas Housewife and on Twitter @Nessa_TX.
Quick Weekday Morning Breakfast Recipes
We all know that breakfast is an important meal. Some say the most important meal of the day. Kids and adults alike are much more irritable, tired, and tend to gain more weight when breakfast is skipped. I know in our house that the beginning of the school year brings on some crazy mornings, which often means the kids eat cereal for breakfast.
I much prefer to feed them meals with a touch more nutritional value, yet cannot spend hours every morning in the kitchen. So, here are some solutions I have found. With a little preplanning, we now have several quick yet delicious breakfast options around the house. Everyone leaves the house with a full tummy, ready to start the day! I hope these recipes help make mornings a little less rushed at your house.
Yogurt Fruit Bars – These have been a hit with the kids. You can use whatever fruit your family prefers and even use different flavored yogurts. It’s one of those recipes that you can really adapt to your own tastes. I really like them because they can be eaten on the go, for those really hectic mornings. Plus, you can freeze them, then set them out the night before to thaw. Freezer recipes are some of my favorites because I love to have a stockpile of easy options on hand. This recipe is really a great one to try.
Easy Morning Smoothies – My whole family loves the combination of flavors in this quick smoothie. It’s easy to put together and makes enough to serve two hungry kids.
Breakfast Banana Splits – While this isn’t a grab and go breakfast, it is super quick and easy to put together. Kids love it because it seems to be a treat rather than a breakfast!
MockDonald Breakfast Sandwich – These can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer, then microwaved in the mornings. They taste just as good as the real thing, but are so much more budget friendly when made at home.
Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies – I love pumpkin anything, so I originally made these thinking I was the only one who would eat them. Boy was I wrong! The kids love them with a tall glass of milk. I think they are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee. Not just for breakfast, they are lovely packed away in a lunch box, or as an afternoon snack. I’ve found that these freeze wonderfully as well.
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