It's summertime, and the living is easy! In many households the usual morning routines are a bit more relaxed during the summer months. Summer days may start off slower, but it's still important to wake up to a healthy breakfast. If you'd like to give yourself a vacation from being a short-order cook in the a.m., read on for 10 ideas for kid-friendly self-serve breakfast ideas.
1. Homemade Toaster French Toast
Make a batch of french toast over the weekend, and freeze slices in between sheets of waxed paper. Pop slices into your toaster to heat up for breakfast.
2. Yogurt and Granola
Fill reusable, single-serving containers with plain yogurt, and stock the pantry with snack-size baggies of granola.
3. Apples and Peanut Butter
If you slice apples ahead of time, sprinkle them with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
4. Breakfast Popsicles
It's summertime, why not have popsicles for breakfast? Puree berries and greek yogurt, and then freeze in popsicle molds.
5. Fruit Smoothies
Older children can easily make their own smoothies with fruit and juice. Keeping frozen fruit on hand makes it even easier to create a frosty combo.
Who says that cereal has to be eaten with milk? Prepare a few snack-size servings of cereal for kids to grab and munch in the morning.
7. Breakfast Roll-Ups
Spread peanut butter on a flour tortilla, sprinkle with raisins or dried cranberries, and roll!
8. Heat and Eat Breakfast Sandwiches
9. Fruit Salads
Take advantage of all those fresh berries! Combine cut-up berries with a dollop of greek yogurt for a fast fruit-and-protein meal.
10. Breakfast Pizzas
Spread low-fat ricotta on an english muffin, and top with a handful of shredded carrots.
Want even more tips for breakfast? We have 20 breakfast ideas for busy mornings. Enjoy your morning!