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Q: Can you share some quick, breakfast ideas – for me and my kids?


Summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner. September is a perfect time to reboot into a healthy routine. Whether you are returning to work after a summer vacation or your kids are heading back to school, a healthy breakfast is an opportunity to start the day off on a positive note.

Time is at a premium early in the morning, so maximize your time and your efforts at breakfast:

  • If your typical breakfast is cereal and milk, put the cereal boxes on the table along with the bowls, spoons and glasses the night before.
  • If your family likes pancakes or cooked oatmeal, measure out the dry ingredients the night before and add the wet ingredients in the morning.
  • Muffins can be a quick and easy breakfast. Make a large batch, freeze them and pull out of the freezer when needed. Simply warm them up in the microwave or toaster oven.
  • Make a breakfast casserole the evening before and refrigerate. Pop it in the oven in the morning. Enjoy the leftovers the next day.
  • Wrap up a quick scrambled egg in a whole wheat flour tortilla. Don’t forget to throw in any leftover vegetables into that egg!
  • Sprinkle some cheese on a whole wheat flour tortilla. Microwave for 20 seconds. Enjoy with some fruit, some fruit juice or a glass of milk.
  • Try peanut butter and banana sandwiches or an English muffin with hummus or avocado spread.


Breakfast can be whatever you want it to be. Look for more breakfast information and ideas at Nutrition 101! and Spotlight on Taste.

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Jill Kwasny

Registered Dietitian