Heading full swing into Back to School season means the entire family needs a good start to the day. I’m sharing 5 Quick Breakfast Ideas with you today in partnership with El Monterey, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Does your family eat a well-balanced breakfast each morning? I’ll be honest, most mornings my husband and son do but my daughter is a little bit harder to get to eat breakfast. I’ve quickly found though that if I prepare ahead, breakfast goes much more smoothly. Planning ahead ensures my family will have time to eat a proper breakfast, too.
Did you know that studies actually show a direct connection to a student learning well if they eat a breakfast that is rich in protein and low in sugar? That means it’s vital to get something other than donuts for breakfast. I know, we’ve all done it, but it’s a good idea to start them young at learning proper nutrition so that they don’t struggle later in life.
This past week, we prepped ahead but also added El Monterey Breakfast Burritos into our morning line-up. I think my husband won for the most excitement when he saw these in the freezer. He loves breakfast burritos but sometimes it’s just impossible to get them home-made while heading out the door. El Monterey Breakfast Burritos are both hearty and filling, plus they are a better-for-you option. They are rich in protein and made with real ingredients like scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and fresh-baked tortillas. The best part for moms is that they only take 3 1/2 minutes and they are ready to serve!
I thought today along with adding these burritos into your morning breakfast rotation, I’d share a few quick tips to help make breakfast time run smoothly.
5 Quick Breakfast Ideas:
- Stock the Freezer with both homemade or pre-made frozen breakfast foods that are rich in protein. This would include the El Monterey Breakfast Burritos and possibly a few of your favorite homemade options, too. For instance, we love to make mini-omelets and freeze those throughout the week. This means even cooking scrambled eggs and freezing them to be easily reheated.
- Prep fruit into smaller serving bowls earlier in the week. Pick a day that works best for you to prep your fruit, cut up the fruit if needed, and put it in individual sized storage containers so that each family member has fruit throughout the week.
- Variety is key. Mix things up! Don’t get stuck in a breakfast rut of starting your day with toast every single day. It’s best to mix it up and remember to include protein. Protein is one of the most important parts of breakfast and it will keep you energized throughout the morning hours. Fix different foods like El Monterey Burritos, Omelets, Oatmeal, and other favorites.
- Give yourself time. This is of course a biggie when sleep sounds better than breakfast, but set those alarms about 10 minutes earlier or go to sleep a little earlier too. It will be worth it in the long run if you get up a little bit earlier to ensure that you will have time to eat a good breakfast.
- Skip the Sugar! Go for Protein! This is one we probably all struggle with or at least the majority. French toast and donuts may look or sounds good, but it’s best to skip those and pick protein rich foods. If you eat french toast or donuts for breakfast a few hours later you will be starving again, when by simply eating a protein rich food you’ll likely make it with just a light snack before lunch.
What tips do you have? Do you stick to a schedule when it comes to breakfast? I’ve found that by preparing ahead our mornings run smoother, which means our entire day runs smoother too!