The Best Back to School Breakfast Options

The Best Back to School Breakfast Options

Aug 10, 2022Erin Good, RD, LD

Growing up I can’t remember ever skipping breakfast, but I can remember getting tired of cereal and milk, frozen waffles and those strawberry-filled toaster pastries. Don’t get me wrong, eating breakfast is better than eating nothing at all, but nowadays our options are healthier and easier than ever before!

Below are 3 different breakfast options that contain a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fats – an A+ combination in helping you and your kiddos feel energized, concentrate better, and support memory, attention and problem-solving skills. It’s not just breakfast – it’s your A.M. attitude adjuster.

*Added bonus: These 3 recipes are so simple and easy you or your kids can pull them together and make 2-3 days in advance for an effortless breakfast (even if you accidentally hit snooze)! Get back to school and back on track. No time is no excuse!


  1. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos: This is a nutritious, grab-and-go meal that can be prepped on the weekend, then warmed up and enjoyed all week long. Remember to choose a flour tortilla made with whole grains like La Tortilla Factory Tortillas, and add extra veggies for even more filling fiber benefits. Serve with a piece of fruit to round out breakfast on-the-go!


  1. PB & J Chia Pudding: Enjoy the flavors of this classic sandwich in a make-ahead breakfast recipe. It’s the perfect solution for a time-crunched morning! Greek yogurt and nut butter provide protein to help you stay full longer, plus fresh blueberries provide antioxidants and fiber. Don’t forget the superseed ingredient Full Circle Organic Chia Seeds packed with omega-3 fatty acids – important for brain and heart health – to round out this on-the-go breakfast.


  1. Banana Split Overnight Oats: This kid-friendly, make-ahead breakfast option is sure to be a hit with even the pickiest eaters, and you can feel good about it too. Customize this breakfast using cow’s milk or plant-based pea milk for an added boost of protein and calcium. Don’t forget the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips for an allergy-friendly sweet everyone can enjoy!


Looking for more simple meal ideas? Hy-Vee’s team of registered dietitians has your back with our 4-week menu program, Healthy Habits. It’s complete with weekly meal plans outlining exactly what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You also receive weekly check-ins with your dietitian, recipes and shopping lists. The easiest piece? You can do this from the comfort of your own home or office, wherever you are. Visit our Hy-Vee dietitian website to sign up and get started!


*The blog articles, recipes and recommendations found on this site are not intended as medical advice and should not replace consulting with your medical provider. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

About the Registered Dietitian 

Erin Good RD, LD received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics with a Spanish minor from Iowa State University. She then completed a 12-month dietetic internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Peoria, Illinois. Erin underwent additional training in 2013 and received her Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.

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