Back to School Recipes: Healthy Breakfast Menu Ideas

As a mom, you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your child. That's why preparing a healthy breakfast for your kids is so essential. Not only does it provide your child with nutrients to keep her growing at a healthy rate, a well-balanced breakfast provides her with energy that can help her do her best at school. Read on for healthy breakfast ideas that are perfect for back to school!

Cereals Have It

While most kids love cereal, they often opt for the sugary kinds loaded with preservatives which are unhealthy for their growing bodies. Instead of selecting these kinds of cereals at the grocery store, choose instead low-sugar cereals that will provide your child with the nutrition she needs. A great option are multi grain cereals; these are chock-full of fiber and important vitamins such as vitamins B6 and B12, as well as minerals like zinc and folate. Low fat muffins and whole grain toast are other good grain options for your child's breakfast.

Protein Dishes

A serving of protein also makes a healthy start to your child's day. Protein in the morning gives your child the energy she needs to learn at school and to participate in gym class and physical activity at recess. An excellent protein option is a frittata. Add vegetables like green and/or red peppers and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for extra nutrition and taste.

Add Some Fruit

Fruit is easy to incorporate into any breaskfast meal. For example, you can top your child's bowl of cereal with fresh berries such as raspberries or strawberries or add slices of kiwi to a serving of toast. You can also blend your child's favorite fruits to create a delicious and wholesome fruit smoothie.

Milk Please

Milk is an essential source of calcium and vitamin D and is important to building healthy bones and teeth. Serve a cup of milk with your child's breakfast. If your child prefers chocolate milk, this can be a good scource of calcium too. Yogurt is another excellent option for your child's dairy needs.


For vegetarian alternatives, check out our Schoolage Vegetarianism section.

Looking for after school snack ideas? Check out our scrumptious and healthy menu ideas here.