It’s Monday morning again, and you reach for the snooze button one more time, but notice the time. It’s 6:30 AM and you’ve got less than thirty minutes to get the kids ready & into the car. We all have these days, some more than others. If I’m being honest, I’m one that definitely has more than others. And my first thought is always, “Oh no! What will I feed them for breakfast? They cannot start their day without the most important meal of the day." My next thought is, “If only I had something prepared to heat up while we’re getting ready.” (Actually, that’s a lie. My next thought is, “I need coffee.” But this one’s right after.)
So what do you feed the kiddos when you’re running late & there’s no time for breakfast? Here are some great choices & why we love them! All of these can be prepared ahead of time & reheated just before eating. That’s a win in my book!
These are a staple in our home. We always have waffles in the freezer. They’re perfect for the car (without syrup) & having waffles prepared ahead of time can double as a quick dinner in a pinch, also!
We make waffles so often that we use a different recipe each time just to see how they turn out. Here’s what I know: If the recipe doesn’t tell you to whisk the egg whites until firm and fold them in at the end, don’t use it. So far, this is our favorite recipe! (Due to a dairy diet restriction, I modified the ingredients & used a butter substitute and almond milk.) And of course, you could always add something to spice it up! Cinnamon, blueberries, or chocolate chips are common in our home. If you’ve tried something else, let us know!
Once you’ve made the waffles, put them in a freezer safe ziplock bag & store them in the freezer. Depending on how many people you feed at a time, you may want to separate the waffles into multiple bags for multiple meals. On the morning of, pop them in the toaster oven for a few minutes while everyone’s brushing teeth and hair & you’re good to go! Note: I don’t recommend reheating in a microwave unless you like soft waffles.
Egg Muffins: Easy, quick, & delicious!
You can find a recipe or make up your own. Basically, you whisk six eggs, mix in your added ingredients, pour into a 6 cup muffin tin, & bake at 375 until they’re done. Check out this site for some great ideas & tips on baking. Egg muffins can be stored in the fridge & reheated in the microwave or toaster oven. Grab a muffin & run out the door! Or enjoy a quick breakfast at the table & add a piece of fruit or a glass of orange juice to complete your meal!
Wake Up Wraps: A quick go-to for everyone in the home!
Okay, okay. I stole the name from Dunkin' Donuts. I also stole the "recipe" if you can even call it that. But they are definitely onto something! This idea is genius! This is my personal on-the-go favorite.
What it is: Breakfast in a tortilla. Typically, scrambled egg, cheese, and your choice of meat. We love bacon, which I always have a stash of in the fridge ready to go. But you could also use ham or sausage or whatever else you have on hand. Bonus points if you have time to cook everything together into the egg before adding it to the tortilla!
How we make ours: Scramble eggs. Cut into portions that will fit in the small taco or fajita size tortillas. Place egg, cheese, and bacon on one side of tortilla & fold closed. Toss it back in the frying pan to lightly toast the outside and melt everything together. Enjoy!
Try to never skip or miss breakfast - it is the most important meal of the day! What are your healthy go to breakfasts for your busiest mornings?