Want to avoid the crazy rush on school mornings but also want the kids to get a good start to the day? Skip the Pop-Tarts and check out these ideas to get started:
- Make up a big batch of pancakes or waffles and freeze them on a cookie sheet. When frozen, place in a ziplock bag until ready to microwave or air fry. Add blueberries or other fruit if you want some extra nutrition in the morning.
- Cook up a dozen scrambled eggs, fry bacon, and roast a batch of chopped potatoes seasoned with Creole Seasoning. Add some cheese for tasty breakfast burritos you can keep in the freezer and microwave while you’re getting ready for school or work. Leftover Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup Mix also make some yummy breakfast burritos when combined with scrambled eggs and cheese and wrapped in a tortilla shell.
- Cornbread muffins with added cooked sausage and cheese are another savory handheld breakfast idea!
- Keep granola on hand for a quick sprinkle on yogurt or on your cereal along with some fresh fruit. You can also sprinkle it on a tortilla spread with nut butter. Roll it up and eat or slice into bite-size pieces.
- Smoothies are a great way to easily get in a variety of nutrition without a lot of effort.
- Freezer French Toast is another great option. Reheat in the microwave or air fryer and spread with peanut butter or drizzle with syrup. Here is my favorite French Toast recipe: Preheat and lightly grease griddle. Whisk together 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp vanilla, and 1.5 tsp cinnamon. (I put half of the egg mixture in a pie pan now. Add the rest later as needed.) Quickly dip bread into egg mixture and place on griddle. Cook until golden on both sides. Place on cookie sheets. Put pan in freezer for 1 hour. Remove pan from freezer and take toast off pan. Place toast in labeled freezer bags. Reheat in air fryer or toaster oven.
Have a great school year!