3 Easy Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas


Do you start skipping breakfast when the kids go back to school in August? I get it, momma! You have a full plate already with work and all the back-to-school madness. It can be challenging to feed yourself and the family a healthy breakfast in the morning.

I want to encourage you to see the possibilities this year by starting off your back-to-school days with a healthy breakfast.

These three easy back-to-school breakfast ideas are some of my faves!


It really is that simple.

A slice of Ezekiel bread (or a gluten-free option) with smashed avocado can be ready in two minutes or less. When I’m feeling like an extra dose of flavor, I like to use guacamole instead. If you are an egg eater, adding an egg to your toast for some protein can be a great addition as well.

Idea 1


Craving something to help you chill in the morning?

A  smoothie bowl (or a simple green smoothie) can quench your craving and add some energy to your back-to-school morning. Start off with one to two cups of leafy greens and add in a cup of your favorite frozen fruit. You can use one cup of water for liquid or use a cup of coconut water which will add even more flavor. For a creamy texture, you can throw in half of an avocado or banana, as well. Play with your recipes and find one that works for you. To enjoy as a bowl, toss some cut-up fruit, nuts, or chia seeds on top.

Idea #2


Prepare the night before.

Overnight oats are made the night before and are ready to enjoy right out of the fridge the next morning. Using a small mason jar, add 1/2 cup of almond or coconut milk, 1-2 tablespoons of nut butter of your choice, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, and 1/2 cup of rolled oats (choose gluten-free if you prefer) last. Add in any other toppings of your choice—half of a sliced banana or any of your favorite fresh fruit is a great option. Mix together in a jar. Cover with lid and leave in refrigerator overnight. If the flavor is too bitter, you can also add some raw honey or a dash of vanilla flavoring.

Enjoy these breakfast ideas!

And if you missed the best blueberry muffins (in the world) last month, I suggest trying those for a yummy back-to-school breakfast too!

Last but not least, don’t forget about these peanut butter protein balls. They’ll fill some tummies for sure!

Originally posted August 2019.

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