Quick & Easy: Healthy Weekday Breakfasts

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Garnish with Lemon
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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be difficult to feed your kids a healthy, delicious meal and get them out the door in time for school. To help streamline the process, we’ve rounded up eight fast and easy on-the-go breakfasts you can make ahead or whip up in less than 10 minutes. Starting the day off right doesn’t have to be stressful; these recipes will help make school mornings a little easier for the whole family.

1. Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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CREDIT: My Whole Food Life

My Whole Food Life’s strawberry banana baked oatmeal transforms the standard breakfast fare into a yummy on-the-go treat. Make a big batch and freeze it for a week’s worth of morning meals.

2. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola

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CREDIT: Garnish with Lemon

A snap to whip together, Garnish with Lemon’s fresh-apple sandwiches are packed with protein that will keep your kiddos’ bellies full until lunchtime.

3. Cinnamon “Caramel” Apple Energy Balls

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CREDIT: The NY Melrose Family

Portable and easy to munch on, The NY Melrose Family’s energy balls are gluten-free, nut-free, vegan and—most importantly—totally kid-friendly. Simply purée dates, dried apples, oats and cinnamon, and you have a healthful and yummy breakfast treat.

4. Homemade Whole-Grain Pop Tarts

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CREDIT: Hello Bee

Store-bought breakfast pastries are loaded with sugar, but Hellobee’s homemade goodies are made from whole grain flour and real fruit filling that combines strawberries, oranges, honey and chia seeds.

5. Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie

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CREDIT: Our Family Eats

Our Family Eats came up with this healthy, real-food breakfast that can be made in less than five minutes. The recipe combines Greek yogurt with bananas and cocoa powder for a deceptively decadent-tasting meal.

6. Popeye Muffins

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CREDIT: The Green Forks

Mashed banana and cinnamon completely mask the taste of spinach in The Green Fork’s sweet treats. Thus, veggie muffins become merely “green muffins” to picky eaters—don’t worry, we’ll keep your secret safe!

7. Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups

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CREDIT: Iowa Girl Eats

Kristen of Iowa Girl Eats designed these quinoa cups that are perfectly poppable and packed with protein. Her recipe uses ham, cheese and zucchini, but you can fill the savory bites with whatever ingredients you or your little ones might desire.

8. Pineapple-Orange-Banana Popsicles

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CREDIT: Gimme Some Oven

Popsicles for breakfast?! We know it may sound a little crazy, but these ice-cold treats make a great warm-weather breakfast. The pops from Gimme Some Oven only contain fruit—no sugar or additives—and your children will go absolutely wild for them.

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