Cooking Matters! Back to School – Breakfast

Break for Breakfast!

Breakfast is important for both kids and adults. Kids need breakfast to give them energy throughout the day and do their best in school. Adults need breakfast for energy and focus throughout the day and to prevent overeating at other meals. Menu planning is a great way to help make eating breakfast every day easier. Not hungry right when you first wake up? You don’t need to eat breakfast right away! Take breakfast on-the-go and eat within one to two hours of waking up.

Take a few minutes to fuel up in the morning with these quick and easy breakfasts:

  • Top low-fat yogurt with dried or fresh fruit and a spoonful of granola.
  • Spread a thin layer of peanut butter or hummus over whole wheat toast. Eat it with an apple or other piece of fruit.
  • Top toasted whole wheat bread with a slice of ham and tomato.
  • Use the microwave to warm up leftovers from a healthy dinner.
  • Add a spoonful of nuts and raisins to cereal.
  • Fold scrambled eggs into a whole wheat tortilla. Wash it down with a glass of milk.
  • Toast a frozen whole grain waffle and top it with fresh or frozen fruit and low-fat cottage cheese.
  • Eat whole wheat crackers with thin slices of cheese. Add a small glass of orange juice.
  • Make a mini-pizza. Top a whole grain English muffin with tomato sauce, leftover cooked veggies, and a little mozzarella cheese. Heat in the microwave.

The Cooking Matters campaign knows that kids need good food to grow up healthy. That’s why we’re here to help you learn to shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals for your entire family. For more information, including additional tips and recipes, visit

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Recipes: Homemade Granola ; Yogurt Parfait ; English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich ; Frittata ; Hearty Egg Burritos 


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