Three New Breakfast Favorites

School day breakfasts are back—are you prepared for the morning rush? Sure, the kids are up earlier, but you still need to get them fed and out the door while they are half asleep. There isn’t the chance to send them to grandma’s house in their pajama pants with a waffle in hand. Everyone is on the go, so you need a breakfast that can fuel everyone for the day ahead. 

When struggling to find the right breakfast for your family, choose milk. Milk provides the protein you need for peak performance. Every 8 oz glass of milk provides 8 grams of complete, high-quality protein to help you and your kids stay strong, energized, and focused. These three milk-based recipes are great options as you step back into the school year breakfast routine. 

Egg and Cheese Breakfast Cups 

Southeast Dairy Association - egg and cheese breakfast cups

Enjoy a low-lactose breakfast cup filled with sausage or ham and topped with Cheddar cheese with these Egg and Cheese Breakfast Cups. They are so easy to make for a breakfast that has so much flavor. Press one slice of bread (crust removed, of course) into each muffin cup of a muffin tin, making a cup shape with the bread. 

Mix together eggs, low-lactose milk, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour this egg mixture evenly into the bread cups. Then, top with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. 

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked and not runny. Remove the cups from the oven and top them evenly with cheddar cheese and let stand in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Remove from oven and let cool at least 5 minutes. 

Peanut Butter Banana Shake 

Start your day with this healthy Peanut Butter Banana Shake for those mornings when everyone needs some extra sweetness. Using common kitchen staples, it is the perfect breakfast for busy mornings. With 15 grams of protein in each serving, this creamy shake will keep you and the kids full until lunch. Simply combine milk, sliced banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. 

Fruity Breakfast Popsicles 

The summer temperatures do not disappear because the school buses are back in the neighborhood. When the kids need a cooling breakfast, pull these Fruity Breakfast Popsicles out of the freezer.  

The popsicles are easy to prepare for the next morning’s high temperatures. Stir together vanilla Greek yogurt, milk, and chia seeds in a small bowl. Opt to use full-fat Greek yogurt for a creamier consistency. Choose low-fat or nonfat Greek yogurt for an icier popsicle. 

Once the mixture is ready, spoon roughly a tablespoon of the yogurt mixture into each popsicle mold. Evenly divide blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and kiwi among molds. Then cover the fruit by spooning the remaining yogurt mixture evenly into each mold. Stir granola and honey together in a small bowl before pouring evenly into popsicle molds. Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours.  

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