3 Tips for Mastering the Art of the School-Bus Breakfast

updated Sep 30, 2020
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School day mornings are much more hectic than I could have ever imagined. Between getting everyone dressed and bags and lunch boxes packed, it feels almost impossible to get breakfast on the table too. For those mornings when we can’t get it together before the ride to school, here are a few tips for making school mornings easier with breakfasts that can be eaten at the bus stop.

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1. Go for grab-and-go options.

Think about breakfast fare that doesn’t require a fork or spoon and can be eaten with one hand and standing up: wraps, sandwiches, baked oatmeal, and smoothies are a great place to start.

Tip: Make sure that your bus-stop breakfast has a disposable wrapper or cup, so you don’t have to worry about your favorite tumbler being left on the corner after the bus speeds away.

Grab-and-Go Recipes

2. Make the freezer work for you.

Once a month stock your freezer with sandwiches, wraps, and smoothie packs, and know that you’ll be able to pull a few breakfast options out on those crazy mornings when making something from scratch just isn’t possible.

Tip: Make sure your bus stop breakfast includes a napkin — you don’t want to leave your kiddo with spilled egg on their shirt to start the day.

Freezer-Friendly Recipes

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3. Bake it and take it.

Muffins, baked oatmeal, and even no-bake energy bites can also be made ahead and eaten with ease at the bus stop. Pair these with a piece of fruit and your kids will be fueled until lunch.

Tip: Muffins and baked oatmeal freeze incredible well too. Warm them up in the toaster oven for crisp fall mornings.

Bake-and-Take Recipes