Breakfast Fun for Back-to-Schoolers

Going back to school can be a bummer after weeks of summertime fun, so I want to offer a few playful breakfast ideas.

In addition to being fun, they are quick to prepare and nourishing. To make sure breakfast is wholesome I always try to check off these 3 boxes:

  • Whole Grains
  • Produce (Fruit and/or veggie)
  • Protein & Healthy Fat

Why? The whole grains and fresh produce offer sustained energy and the protein and healthy fat will keep little ones feeling full until lunchtime.

Try these breakfast options in order to mix up your morning routine.

Breakfast Banana Split

bfast banana split

Ingredients:

  • Banana
  • Greek yogurt
  • Granola
  • Berries

Directions:

  1. Slice a banana lengthwise and place in a shallow bowl.
  2. Scoop yogurt in between the banana slices.
  3. Top with granola and berries.

Tip: We recommend choosing full-fat greek yogurt because it wards off hunger longer thanks to its higher protein and fat content.

Breakfast Sushi

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5 End-of-Summer Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less!

August brings us a bounty of beautiful summer produce, but it also brings busy schedules as kids go back to school and we get back into our fall routines. This leaves little time for cooking dinner and since the weather is still nice, we’d rather not spend extra time in the kitchen anyway! So make your dinnertime dash a breeze with these super simple recipes that make the most of late summer produce.

  1. Caprese Couscous: Serve with grilled chicken.. bonus points if you eat dinner al fresco!

caprese

  1. Avocado Salmon Salad with Kale: This salad calls for kale, but it would be great with whatever lettuces or hearty greens you have available.

salmon

  1. Fresh Melon Salsa: This melon salsa tastes like summer! Serve it on top of simply grilled fish or meat.

melon

  1. Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans: Green beans are great this time of year so we love that they are the star of the show here. Serve them with grilled or sautéed tofu.

green bean

  1. Summer Squash and Goat Cheese Pizza: A different way to use summer squash! This pizza is great as a main dish and is equally tasty cut in small pieces and served at room temperature as an appetizer.

flat bread