“Simple Meals” Breakfast and Lunch Tips

fruit cut up

Here are some tips on how to keep meals simple when it comes to the merry-go-round of feeding hungry kids!

For Breakfast:

  • Freeze fruit for “smoothies”.  Recipe:  In your blender or food processor, combine 1/2 cup orange juice or apple juice, several chunks of frozen banana, a few frozen strawberries, a handful of frozen blueberries, about ½ cup plain yogurt and blend on “smoothie” or puree.  A quick, easy breakfast!  Add a tablespoon or 2 of peanut butter for some protein.
  • Cut up fruits that will not “brown” and keep in a container in the fridge.  Everyone will eat more fruit when it is so easy for them to access.  Spoon plain yogurt over fruit and some nuts for added flavor!
  • Muffins and Scones freeze and heat up very well – keep on hand for a quick breakfast!
  • Boil a bunch of eggs ahead of time and keep in fridge for a good protein choice at breakfast.  Store up to 7 days in fridge.

For Lunch:

  • Everyone assumes deli meat is more expensive than packaged lunch meat, but many times, ounce for ounce, it is not.  Check it out – you might be surprised!
  • If you run out of bread, layer lunch meat and cheese, and roll up.  Hold together with a toothpick for children who are old enough.  Good alternative to sandwiches!
  • Cookies freeze very well.  Take straight out of freezer at the beginning of lunch and by the time for dessert they will be perfectly thawed!

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