Sometimes no matter how hard we try, our mornings get rushed and we don’t have time to sit down for breakfast. If you have a teenager you probably have difficulty getting them out of bed in the morning, which usually means breakfast is scarfed down at the last minute, or skipped completely.
Your kids can still enjoy a healthy breakfast while riding on the bus or once they get to their destination. If you have something to hand them on their way out the door, you can be at ease knowing they’ll have a healthy start to their day.
On the Go Breakfast Ideas
- granola bars
- ham, eggs and cheese layered on scones, toast or bagels to make a sandwich
- yogurt parfaits in plastic cups
- muffins and quick breads
- breakfast burritos (scrambled eggs, meat/beans, veggies and cheese wrapped in a tortilla)
- breakfast pizzas (english muffins topped with ham, pineapple and cheese)
- bagel with cream cheese and jam
- breakfast panini (ie: bacon and cheese)
- sweet breakfast wraps (banana, peanut butter and honey wrapped in a tortilla /or cream cheese and fresh slices of fruit)
- peanut butter and jelly sandwich with slices of banana
- scrambled eggs stuffed in a pita with toppings of choice
- fruit and nut muesli in a plastic cup or mason jar
Anything that can be packaged up and travel well will make a good take-away breakfast. Be creative. Think of your favourite lunchbox meals and find ways to make them suitable for breakfast. Or, try to make your favourite breakfast eats more hand-held friendly. The sky’s the limit. Go forth and eat breakfast!
Recipe: Cottage Cheese & Yogurt Parfait
This is a great take-along breakfast because you can seal it up tight in a jar to eat at your leisure when the time is right. I used frozen blueberries and bananas for my parfait.
- 1 cup fruit, fresh or frozen (thawed)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup granola
- Toss fruit and maple syrup to coat. Set aside.
- Mix together the cottage cheese and yogurt. Divide between four mason jars with lids (or large plastic cups).
- Top evenly with fruit mixture. (Make sure to include all the yummy juices that have collected at the bottom of the bowl.)
- Sprinkle with granola. Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to go (keeping in mind the granola will soften as it sits).
Serves: 4-6 (depending on age and appetite)
What foods do you find yourself reaching for when your in a rush to get out the door in the morning?
Photos by Cheri Neufeld