The first meal of the day is important as it helps kids stay alert and fuels them until their mid-morning snack or lunchtime.
Bonnie Rogers, a functional medicine health coach at The Nutrition Clinic, offers healthy ideas that are also quick to put together.
PROTEIN SMOOTHIES These are great for kids to drink on the go. Blend protein powder with fresh or frozen fruit and almond milk. Buy high quality protein powder without added sugars, preservatives, or artificial flavours or colours.
HARDBOILED EGGS Boil a few eggs the night before and store them in the fridge. Your kids can munch on them on their way to school.
HOMEMADE GRANOLA Add nuts and seeds and serve with unsweetened yogurt. UNSWEETENED YOGURT Serve with berries or nuts and seeds. HOMEMADE BREAKFAST BARS Combine toasted oats with nuts, seeds and a bit of honey. Press into a baking tin and cut into bars when solidified. Whip up a batch on the weekend and store in the fridge. They will keep for about a week.
MINCE PATTIES Prepare and cook these ahead and refrigerate. Just mix lean minced chicken or beef with grated veggies, form into patties, and bake or pan-fry with a small amount of oil.