On busy school days, it is easy to skip breakfast. Studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better attendance in school and better academic success. Keep breakfast simple, healthy and portable by serving up smoothies or egg and cheese breakfast cups. Both are packed with high-quality protein to help kids power through the morning. Make-ahead recipes like muffins or overnight oats are also serious time-savers. Serve with a glass of milk to provide calcium, potassium and vitamin D- nutrients many children’s diets are lacking. For more breakfast tips, visit our friends at The Dairy Alliance.
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Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to fill in nutrition gaps. And since Americans in general tend to fall short on fruits, dairy, and veggies, a smoothie can be a refreshing and simple solution.
Packed with high-quality protein, these breakfast cups provide a nice balance of carbs and protein to help kids power through the morning. And a hot breakfast can be an especially nice way to start the day on a chilly morning.
These vegetable egg muffins make an easy grab and go breakfast for a week of busy mornings. Mix them up with veggies or meat of your choice or change which type of Cabot cheese you use for different tastes.
MAKE-AHEAD TO MAKE THE GRADE
The buttermilk and Greek yogurt make these muffins super moist and the extra fiber from the flax meal helps fill you up. They’re so delicious, kids won’t know they are eating something healthy. They’ll be gone before they have time to cool!
Dessert for breakfast? Why not?! Actually, this recipe is healthy and hearty enough to give you the energy you need to start your day. Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days, making them perfect for preparing in advance. The recipe makes one serving- but some simple math (recipe x number of days) can yield enough to last the week.
THE BREAKFAST BAR
Cereal bars are a convenient grab-and-go snack, but many store-bought ones contain preservatives and other not-so-healthy ingredients. When you make your own, you’ll have peace of mind knowing exactly what’s in them.
Apple oatmeal bars are the perfect combination of sweet flavor and chewy texture. Just when you think these bars couldn’t get any better, we’ve added our Cabot White Oak Cheddar to the mix.
Protein cereal bars, made with peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, crispy rice cereal and Cabot Whey Protein Powder [for an extra boost of protein], boast great flavor and a lovely texture. As a bonus, they’re easy to make and come together in no time!