Fast Grab and Go Breakfast Ideas for School

Fall is upon us, and so is school time. This also means the return of busy mornings, jam-packed afternoons with extracurricular activities, and the need to plan to stay ahead of the game. In order to prepare for the chaos that will naturally ensue, here are 5 Fast Grab and Go Breakfast Ideas for School. They’re well-balanced, complete breakfast meals to stimulate brain function and healthily fuel your kids.


  1. Applesauce Banana Muffins: With staple pantry ingredients in this recipe, these muffins can easily come together in just 1 hour. Make the day before. This makes them a sweet and simple solution to busy mornings. Pair them with a glass of milk or string cheese for a balanced on-the-go breakfast or an afterschool snack.

  2. Peanut Chip Breakfast Cookie Dough: Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast? To indulge your sweet tooth, whip this up in less than 5 minutes before you head out the door. With 22 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and just enough sweetness, this will undoubtedly satisfy you until lunch time.

  3. Cacao Banana Dream Smoothie: Smoothies are a classic breakfast option due to its versatility and ease of preparation. Classic mix-ins include leafy greens, nut butters, protein powders, and more. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients, this recipe contains only 4 ingredients that can be whipped into a simple breakfast in 5 minutes.

  4. Cran-Apple Overnight Oats: The typical hot breakfast cereal can be an unwanted hassle in the morning to prepare. Overnight oats are a simple solution to get your fiber-filled oatmeal fix. Simply prepare this the night before and voilà, an instant breakfast awaits you the following morning.
  5. Chia Seed Pudding: Chia seeds are a nutrient powerhouse. In a single Tablespoon, there are approximately 6 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, and 10% of your daily calcium needs. Make a chia pudding recipe for your next breakfast to get all those needed nutrients in, in the most tasty and indulgent way. Try this Creamy Vegan Chia Seed Pudding by The Kitchn.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for growing children. Use these recipes to ensure that you and your kids have the necessary fuel to conquer the day.

Alexa Tiletile, Dietetic Intern

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