What some people won’t do to get their kids off to a school on time! Today started with a TV spot on WHAS-11. A tweet from Rachel Platt ended the segment where you can see some of the breakfast ideas for kids on their first day back to school.
Back to school breakfasts are very much like weekday dinners, in that you surely must have your pantry stocked in order to pull them off with grace and speed. Take the Banana Wrap. Not an original idea by any means, but one worth visiting if the concept is new to your family. A child of primary school age can certainly make their own Banana Wrap along with yogurt and granola. And, they will love the idea of holding the banana in a wrapper and enjoying it like, well, a monkey. Maybe we should call them Monkey Wraps!
Ideas for your breakfast pantry – they’re not just for kids.
Peanut, almond or sunflower butter
Whole Grain Wraps/Tortillas – great for lunches too.
Fresh whole fruit
Bananas – when too ripe to eat, slice and freeze for smoothies. Frozen bananas make the thickest, richest tasting smoothies
Granola – home made is best or visit a Farmers’ Market near you for a great, local selection from Full Heart Farms
Milk, Soy or Almond Milk
Dried Fruits, peanuts, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips for trail mix
Whole Grain Breads, Pita – keep in the freezer to prolong life
Salad greens – yep, salad greens – if your kids eat salads, breakfast is a great time to add in more veggies to their diets. Stuff a salad into a pita and add some fresh minced strawberries or peaches and skip the dressing.
Yogurt, skim milk or almond milk for smoothies
For each wrap, you will need:
- 1/2 banana
- 1 whole grain tortilla
- 2 Tbls peanut butter, soy butter or sunflower seed butter
- 1 Tbls or so chocolate chips, dried fruits, etc.
Place the tortilla on a cutting board and spread with the nut butter. sprinkle with chocolate chips. Lay the banana on the tortilla and wrap it up. Cut in half, if desired.