No one likes to sacrifice their beauty sleep in order to make a delicious, fulfilling breakfast before school. The truth is – you don’t even have to, as some of the best breakfast recipes are actually the simplest.
Whether you’re a mom or dad on duty or a student who’s facing the stress of going back to school, cooking breakfast shouldn’t have to take up a large portion of your morning. Now it’s time to think about first day of school breakfast ideas.
It is a common misconception that a flavor-packed, nutritious breakfast will take hours to make. Keep on reading to discover some of the easiest, quickest, yet tastiest back to school breakfast ideas! We hope you enjoy these school breakfasts!
Breakfast #1: Bacon and eggs
Bacon and Eggs are the perfect back to school breakfasts! It doesn’t get simpler than this, and it will take only 10 minutes of your hectic day. Simply pop some bacon slices in the air fryer or the toaster oven and let it get golden and crispy for about 6-7 minutes.
While the bacon is cooking, fry up some eggs in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, vegetable oil, or butter. You can also go with scrambled eggs, which are an even simpler option.
The secret to fluffy, soft scrambled eggs is to avoid whisking the eggs too much. Pour the mixture into a hot skillet, then keep dragging the eggs towards the center of the skillet using a wooden spoon or a spatula until they’re cooked to your liking.
Serve your bacon and eggs with some toast, a salad of choice, and a glass of orange juice. In case you’re not a fan, there are many perfect alternatives to orange juice to choose from!
Breakfast #2: Breakfast burrito
It is quick, effortless, yet packed with flavors and contrasting textures that you’ll absolutely love.
A breakfast burrito is also one of those breakfast options you can pack for later or eat on the go (while we strongly recommend reserving at least 10 minutes of your morning to enjoy your breakfast!).
Heat up a little bit of butter or olive oil in a skillet, then add as many whisked eggs as you’d like. Cover the eggs with a whole wheat tortilla, then lower the heat and cover the skillet with a lid.
After a few minutes, remove the lid and flip the egg and tortilla mixture, so that the tortilla faces the bottom of the skillet now. Add your favorite toppings and condiments, then roll up the breakfast burrito and serve!
Breakfast #3: Oatmeal with banana and chocolate
One of the biggest advantages of this breakfast option is that, if you make it the night before, not only will you save a lot of time in the morning, but it will also have a much thicker, creamier consistency and a deeper flavor.
However, you can also whip it up in the morning and enjoy it within 5 minutes. Combine about 2 cups of rolled oats of choice with 2 cups of water. In case you’re adding your protein powder, you may need a bit more water to get the desired consistency.
If you’re not adding flavored protein powder, you may also want to add a tablespoon of agave syrup or honey for sweetness. It is up to you whether you want to add the sliced banana into the mixture, or on top.
For the chocolate top layer, melt some dark chocolate with a little bit of coconut oil, then pour it over the oatmeal. Leaving the oatmeal in the fridge overnight will create a hard, crispy top layer revealing a creamy filling.
Breakfast #4: Turkey sandwich
You can never go wrong with a turkey sandwich as one of the simplest, quickest breakfast options. However, we believe that every meal, including breakfast, should be balanced when it comes to all the important nutrients you need for the day.
Making a few small, yet important adjustments in your breakfast will change the way you feel throughout the day and affect your energy levels.
For your carbs, wisely choose whole wheat sandwich bread or a bun. We suggest lean turkey breast as a source of high-quality protein.
Top the turkey with some gouda or mozzarella cheese, but you can also swap or pair the cheese with fresh guacamole.
Finally, for some added freshness, crunchiness, and of course – micronutrients, we suggest adding fresh veggies, whether it be tomato, lettuce, cucumber, onions, or your favorite salad mix!
Breakfast #5: Blueberry chia pudding
We simply had to include another healthy sweet option for all of you who like to start your day off with something sweet rather than savory.
While many sweet breakfast options are packed with unnecessary additives and added sugar, this blueberry chia pudding is proof that a healthy sweet breakfast doesn’t have to be bland and dull.
Combine about 1/3 cup chia seeds, the desired amount of blueberries, vanilla extract, favorite non-dairy milk (whether it be almond, coconut, or any other type), and some flavored protein powder or honey/sweetener of choice to create the pudding mixture.
You may also add any other spices you like in your pudding, including ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, or even a pinch of Kosher salt for a subtle contrast of flavors.
Let the chia pudding sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but you’ll achieve the thickest, richest consistency if you let it chill overnight.
The next morning, you will have a flavor-packed, delicious breakfast pudding that you can also take with you in a resealable jar or an airtight container.
Serve with toasted coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, and some fresh blueberries on top!
Breakfast #6: Tuna toast
This tuna toast will completely change the way you feel about fish for breakfast. Combine light meat tuna chunks with a little bit of mayo, lemon juice, chopped onion, fresh parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Spread the mixture onto a slice of toast bread, then cover it with another slice. Toast your tuna sandwiches until they get golden and crispy on the outside. Serve with some more mayo for dipping, pickles, olives, or your favorite mix of veggies as a side salad.
Did you enjoy these back to school breakfast ideas? Share some of your favorites in the comments!
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