Healthy on the Hill: Go-To Breakfasts for Busy Mornings
It’s 7:30 am! Your kids are hungry, with only moments to spare before the school bus rolls by. Here are some quick, protein-rich breakfast ideas that are full of fiber, protein and healthy fats to keep their bodies fueled and their minds alert until lunchtime.
These recipes can also be packed up as delicious at-school snacks. Feel free to substitute your child’s favorite fruits, veggies or grains to mix n’ match and create your own fun twist on these recipes:
Combine 1 cup Greek plain yogurt, 1 cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries, mango or other favorite fruit (frozen banana makes it super creamy) and ¼ cup of your favorite fruit juice in a blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a glass; serve chilled.
Top ½ cup cooked oatmeal with 1 tsp. honey, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, 2 Tbsp. crushed walnuts, 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes and ¼ cup blueberries, or discover your own favorite toppings. Serve with a splash of milk or almond milk on top, if desired.
Start with a sprinkle of granola in the bottom of a parfait glass or small Mason jar. Layer with ½ cup Greek yogurt, a Tablespoon of dried cherries, diced fruit like banana, thawed frozen berries or mango. Repeat layers (we like to end with granola for extra crunch!)
Scramble Wrap (you can prepare eggs the night before; reheat before assembling wraps)
Scramble 2 eggs and a handful of sliced cherry tomatoes in a skillet, and split between 2 flour tortillas. Top with slices of deli turkey or diced chicken, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and fresh or freeze-dried chives (some diced avocado or guacamole tastes great, too!). Wrap like a burrito and serve.
Questions or comments about the school lunch program or Veggieville on the Hill (Pine Hill's Edible Garden)? Interested in learning more about other healthy eating initiatives at Pine Hill? Email Donna Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Lawrence at email@example.com (Pine Hill parent representatives of the Dover-Sherborn School Nutrition Advisory Committee (SNAC)).