Healthy Breakfast And Lunch Ideas For School

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Looking for healthy breakfast and lunch ideas for school? Whether you’re after more fruit and vegetables for your kids’ lunch boxes or tasty treats to nudge them up the veg stakes, we’ve got a few ideas that will have kids reaching for their packed lunch by the time they get to school

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – as they say! But do you have time to make breakfast every morning? Let’s face it, mornings are crazy with getting kids up and out. What if you could make a breakfast that could be taken to school in a lunchbox? And then one for your own breakfast/snack on your commute to work? That would help put everyone in a better mood for the day ahead. Even better, you could use our recipes for snacks that are packed with protein and healthy fats. This will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Healthy Breakfast And Lunch Ideas For School

In this healthy recipes video you learn how to cook healthy meals and snacks at home. From how to bake a bread at home to ice cream yogurt with fruit in a cone, everyone can cook these meals – perfect for teenagers, adults and healthy snacks for kids. Healthy eating is very important for your happy and healthy lifestyle. I show you what to eat to achieve that! This how to cook healthy food video is not about how to lose weight, but about healthy lifestyle.

The how to healthy food I show today is very easy and quick to prepare at home, nutritious and perfect to take with you on the go. Lately I have been much more careful about what I eat in a day – I try to eat healthy, nutritious and tasty food. if you want to know what to eat and how to cook it this breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks video is perfect for you. The healthy food can be prepared in advance and in the morning you can just grab it and take it to school or work.

For the how to healthy breakfast ideas I show you 5 different options. All of these are super quick to make, very nutritious and healthy. Banana oatmeal cookies for example require just two ingredients, two ripe bananas and oats. If you want more taste, you can add some cinnamon, chocolate chips, dried fruits. When you are running late for school, you can just grab a couple of these delicious cookies and you are out the door. Another healthy breakfast or snack idea is a delicious granola bar. Just mix the nuts, seeds and dried fruits of your choice plus add some rice syrup and almond butter. I also popped in some dark chocolate chips. These granola bars are so quick to make, healthy and delicious. Great for a breakfast or a healthy snack. If you love fruits, a fruit salad in a jar is a great option for your healthy breakfast. Just cut your favorite fruits in pieces and put it in a jar. Awesome breakfast on the go! Ice cream for breakfast? Well almost 🙂 Take an ice cream cone and fill it up with fruit of your choice, put a large table spoon of yogurt on, and top it off with more fruit. You can eat this on the way to school or work. Healthy and totally Instagram worthy. If you have some more time before your classes start you can make yourself pepper eggs and fruit kebabs. This breakfast is healthy, balanced and so pretty to look at.

For the diy healthy lunch ideas portion of the video I show you 5 healthy lunch recipes, perfect for back to school. You can prepare these lunches the day before and in the morning, you just take them with you to school or to work. Egg muffins with vegetables are the perfect example of a great lunch, which is tasty, nutritious and quick to make. All you need are some eggs, flour, a splash of milk and the veggies of your choice. Add some fresh or dried fruits and nuts into your lunch box for a tasty and balanced lunch. Other lunch options are tuna wraps, ham rolls, salad in a jar and homemade spelt bread sandwich. In this healthy what I eat in a day video I show you how to bake your own spelt bread from scratch. It is easier and quicker than you can imagine. Since I learned this recipe I have never bought bread again. I always bake it myself.

Eating healthy on the go is not easy. When we get hungry, we usually end up grabbing a slice of pizza or a chocolate bar from the vending machine. I hope this what I eat in a day video will inspire you to pay attention on the food you eat. What we consume affects our mood and health. Therefore it is important to eat nutritious and healthy food. In this 10 breakfast ideas and lunch ideas I show you that healthy food can be quick and easy to make, delicious and perfect to take to school and work.

8 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Easy School Mornings

Two pieces of toast, one with peanut butter and banana and one with peanut butter and blueberries

It’s that time of year when kids have headed back to school. It’s also time for families to get back into routines that were probably set aside for a fun, structure-free summer. As we get back into the swing of things — packing lunches, checking homework folders, etc. — it’s easy to overlook the important start of our day, breakfast.

If your house is anything like mine, mornings are rapid and sometimes chaotic. This year our youngest is going to preschool in the mornings in addition to our oldest in elementary school, so things have gotten a little crazier. It’s tricky just making sure everyone is wearing clothing, has their teeth brushed and everything they need to go out the door, so breakfast can sometimes feel like an afterthought. Cereal is an easy standby because it’s just so fast and simple.

Yet, kids and adults both need a better start to face the day. Something with the right mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat that will keep us all going and focused until lunch time. Below is a list of breakfast ideas that require only slightly more time or planning than cereal so your mornings can still move quickly without skipping a nutritious meal. Some are things you can make ahead the night or even weekend before for basically zero-prep breakfasts through the week. Most can also be tweaked to whatever dietary restrictions your family needs — they’re pretty open ended.

Here’s to healthier, more filling school mornings this year.

1. Overnight Oats

Overnight oats in a mason jar and topped with blueberries

Overnight oats are a great alternative to cereal in the mornings. The prep time is basically the same, you just have to do it at night instead of in the morning. It’s also a perfect blank canvas for whatever flavors you or your kids enjoy, so everyone will be happy.

All you need to get started is regular rolled oats, some type of milk and something to sweeten it like mashed banana, honey or maple syrup. From there you can add nut butters, berries, seeds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, really anything that you have on hand.

The queen of overnight oats is Angela over at Oh She Glows. Check out her basic recipe and then explore her many other flavor ideas. They’re wonderful cold right out of the fridge, but in colder months, it’s perfectly fine to heat them up if it’s too chilly for a cold breakfast.

2. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled egg.

Life is just easier when you have a bowl of hard boiled eggs sitting in the fridge. Cook up a batch on Sunday and keep them in the fridge for quick breakfasts, school lunches and amped up dinner salads. Just remember not to peel them until you’ll be eating them.

For breakfast all you need to add is some fruit and a piece of toast and everyone will leave the house fueled for the day ahead. Plus, in my experience, kids love them. Follow this guide to the perfect hard boiled egg, including the best way to peel them.

3. Toast With Creative Toppings

avocado toast

I truly think that one of the best things in life is bread with butter, but have you tried avocado toast? It’s up there, too. There are so many options for easy, but delicious toast in the morning that you should step away from the butter and try something new.

Start with a hearty whole grain bread and add combinations like avocado and tomato, peanut butter and banana, cream cheese and berries, apples and cheddar and so many more. You can go savory or sweet and it’s one of the fastest breakfasts around.

4. Egg “Muffins”

Egg muffins on a wooden cutting board

These baked egg cups are very simple, but they taste like you spent a lot of time on breakfast. All you need to do is whisk together some eggs and the fillings of your choice and then pour the mixture into the cups of a muffin pan. Bake and you’ve got small, crustless quiches that can be stored in the fridge and pulled out for a delicious breakfast (or lunch) at the drop of a hat.

Fillings could include cheese, bell pepper, green onion, bacon (veggie or regular), mushrooms, or whatever your family enjoys. Here’s a recipe to get you started.

5. Smoothies

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Smoothies are a great option for getting out the door quickly and you can use whatever you have on hand. As long as there is some type of milk or yogurt in the house, you can make smoothies. Add frozen or fresh fruit, vegetables like spinach, broccoli or kale and nut butters, spices or honey to make them extra special. I’ve found that half a banana can cover the flavor of any leafy green if you prefer that your smoothie not taste like vegetables, but still want to get the added health benefits.

If you’re taking your smoothies with you, you can actually blend them using a mason jar and then pop the lid on for easy travel.

6. Better-for-You Muffins

Close up of cranberry orange muffins on a cooling rack

I’m calling them weekend muffins because few of us feel motivated to bake muffins on a school morning. Make up a batch of filling, healthy muffins on the weekend and then put them in the freezer. You can pull them out on mornings when you need something quick. Plus, we all know kids love muffins and they are a great way to sneak in some extra healthy ingredients like zucchini, carrots, nuts and fruits that your kids may not always get at breakfast time.

7. Yogurt Parfaits

Breakfast yogurt parfait with granola, mango, berries in jar

Yogurt parfaits are a classic breakfast for a reason. They are simple, delicious and fully customizable.

Kids can make their own yogurt bowls at home. Just set out yogurt, fruit, granola, nuts or any other toppings you have and let them build their own. It’s quick and they’ll be happy to create their own masterpiece.

Adults, you can make these layered parfaits in a mason jar for breakfast on the go.

8. Breakfast Tacos

breakfast tacos

You may call them breakfast wraps or breakfast burritos, but where I live in Texas, the breakfast taco is a dietary staple.

A basic breakfast taco really only needs a warm tortilla, eggs and cheese, but you can add or sub any fillings that you can dream up. Breakfast tacos are a great way to reuse leftovers from dinners like cooked potatoes, sautéed veggies, beans and meats or tofu. Add tomatoes, avocado or salsa for a delicious early morning meal.

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