Easy breakfast sandwich recipe is a must have for those busy back to school days. I remember when my daughter was in school there was such craziness in getting her up, getting lunch ready, getting her books together and getting her out of the door. I think that my favorite part of homeschooling my daughter from the 2nd grade and up was no more morning crazies
I recently read some fascinating information from studies performed at No Kid Hungry. I know that we all hear how important a good breakfast is for our kids, but many of us don’t really know the statistics of why that is so. Here are some of the statistics that I found.
91% of Teachers agree to these benefits of breakfast
- Helps students concentrate thought the day – 93%
- Better academic performance – 87%
- Healthier Student – 76%
- Prevents headaches and stomaches – 74%
- Better behaved students – 68%
I know it can be easy to grab a donut on your way out of the door, but they won’t give you the energy to lThe best meals for children and big kids alike are filled with items from this list:
- Fruit (whole preferable to juice)
- Grains ( make at least half your grains whole grains)
- Protein (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans, nuts, and seeds)
- Dairy products (low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt)
It is easy to put together a healthy breakfast that will keep your children fueled and ready for school. Here are a few choices you can make.
- Scrambled eggs, whole wheat toast, and juice
- Yogurt, granola, and apple slices
- Whole grain pancakes or waffles, berries, and a glass of milk
- A fruit and yogurt smoothie
- Veggie omelet, bran muffin, and yogurt
I found some great Torta at Costco (love that store). I knew right away that I would be making breakfast sandwiches with them. You can easily use any type of roll for these. Have some leftover rolls from dinner? Use them. Don’t waste anything. I always think of ways to use my leftovers.
Slice the bread in half. Hollow out the center – make sure you leave the bottom of the roll (see photo).
Crack your egg and put it in the center of the roll. Bake it for about 20 minutes or until eggs are set. I didn’t bake the top half of the roll. I toasted it later.
I made 6 of these easy breakfast sandwiches and froze 5 of them. All I had to do is take one out of the freezer the night before and let it defrost in the refrigerator and it will be ready to go. Add a yogurt and a piece of fruit and you have a complete breakfast.
Other make ahead breakfast ideas are:
Oatmeal bar – make a large pot of oatmeal the night before, set out various topping and let the kids make their own createions
Eggs – egg sandwiches using biscuits, wheat english muffins or toast are great. Why not just eat a hard boiled egg? It is easy to eat in the car while on your way to school.
Muffins – whole grain muffins are great for an on the go breakfast. Add some fruit and make them naturally sweet.
Smoothies – the combinations are endless. You can even add spinach or kale and up the goodness. Kids will think it is fun to have a green drink for breakfast.
Cottage cheese – top your cottage cheese with fresh fruit, nuts or a low sugar jam. I love this for breakfast or snack. It reminds me of my Grandmother. She loved cottage cheese with fruit.
I hope that I have given you some inspiration and that you feel armed with great ideas for back to school breakfasts. Don’t forget, big kids need a healthy breakfast too!
What are your favorite breakfast recipes? I would love to hear about them How do you deal with the back to school crazies?
Make sure you stop by next week when I will be sharing more back to school breakfast ideas. Also, stop by Organized31 and see how she keeps her school lunch supplies organized. She not only keeps things neat, she also teaches her children independence. While on the topic of back to school, find some great designer clothing at Pink Fortitude’s Ebay shop.