As fall approaches, our daily routine is changing. As we rush out the door to mom’s day out or ballet, time just hasn’t been on our side. I am finding it challenging to prepare breakfast and get where we need to be. The summers were filled with family time, casually making scrambled eggs, bacon and waffles, while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. But, lately we just don’t have time for that. We need something quick, something we can grab and eat as we are walking out the door – or even on our ride in the car!
The Life-Saving Toaster
If you have a few minutes to sit down and eat, the toaster makes a quick breakfast. Waffles, toast and pop-tarts are always great options. Try adding peanut butter and/or fruit to your waffles and toast for a change from the sugary syrup and jelly.
Clever Toaster Idea: Toast a slice or two of whole grain bread and top it with smashed avocado.
A Bit of Preparation
Here are a few recipes you can prepare ahead of time and have on hand.
Photo and Recipe Credit: Gimmie Some Oven
Clever Preparation Idea: Keep the ingredients for your favorite recipes on hand, so you can prepare them at a moment’s notice.
Mix and Eat
These easy breakfast ideas require little to no effort, you just mix and eat them, easy peasy! Some of your kids can probably make these options themselves.
- cereal and milk
- yogurt and granola
- yogurt and fruit
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie – cool in the fridge the night before.
Clever Mix and Eat Idea: You can quickly mix up some eggs and cheese and cook them in the microwave.
Freeze and Thaw
There are several meals you can make, divide into portions and store in individual baggies in your freezer. Then, the night before you can set the bag in the fridge or nuke them breakfast time to thaw.
Grab and Go – literally!
We all have those days where we have minutes to get everyone out to the car and go. Here are some ideas you can grab for the quickest of breakfasts: breakfast in the car.
- cereal bars
- apples and bananas
- a cheese stick and ham
- last night’s leftovers
Clever Grab and Go Idea: Have a dozen hard-boiled eggs on hand in the fridge for breakfast on the go.