Keep busy school mornings low key & low stress with a simple breakfast menu to fit how *your* family does mornings!
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If there is anything that my first year of having a kid in full time school taught me last year, it is that I needed to make mornings as low key and less stressed as possible.
We had our fair share of “rushed out the door” mornings, and I just hated that feeling of stressing my kids out before their day of learning.
We ended up sort of falling into somewhat of a breakfast “menu” by halfway through the year, and I decided that this year, I want my mornings to be as no brainer as possible.
Which means menu planning.
Can I be honest?
I don’t menu plan.
Does that shock you?!
I know it. It’s all the rage, but I just haven’t gotten into it. I “plan” as in when I go get groceries I buy what is in season. I buy what is on sale. And then I do something with what I’ve got. It’s not a bad approach – it works for me for right now!
But I decided I needed a “framework” for morning. As in the same general plan for each day of the week. I want variety – and I want flexibility so that I can plug in what food is in season or on sale.
So I did it. I created a quick list to go by that has enough “give” it in that we can plug in for instance whatever fruit is in season or on sale, whatever veggies happen to be in the house that week, etc.
I have it up on the fridge in a small spot so I can reference it the night before, and it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
But listen! We all run different households!
What we do for breakfast doesn’t matter, as long as it is nourishing and clean in my opinion, so do what works for your family and where you are in your real food journey, food allergies, and preferences!
My suggestion would be to sit down as a family (YES kids included!) and make the menu together. That way everyone gets a “say,” some favorites get on there, and you can make sure it is balanced and nutrient dense.
- MONDAY :: Soaked porridge (oats, buckwheat, or millet etc) with butter, grassfed collagen, & fruit, eggs, and raw milk or kefir.
- TUESDAY :: Sweet or white potato & veggie hash with bacon or sausage, fruit, and raw milk.
- WEDNESDAY :: Soaked porridge (oats, buckwheat, or millet etc) with butter, grassfed collagen, & fruit, eggs, and raw milk or kefir.
- THURSDAY :: Green smoothies (steamed greens, whole plain yogurt or kefir, fruit, grassfed collagen, and either coconut oil or avocado, and water to thin), breakfast bar or muffin from the freezer. (I keep molasses protein bars, morning glory muffins, blueberry breakfast bars, sweet potato muffins, and energy bars in my freezer the most – there are many other muffins/bars on the blog if you do a quick search!)
- FRIDAY :: Breakfast cookie from the freezer (we like these Ultimate Breakfast Cookies & Lemon Breakfast Cookies!), hard boiled eggs, and raw milk or kefir.
Ok so it’s your turn!
Here’s your *free* School Morning Breakfast Menu Printable to make your own school breakfast menu!
Keep me posted how this has helped you! I’m sure as we get our feet wet as school starts I may change things up on our menu a bit, but for the most part it is nice to know breakfast is one less thing to have to think about! Tag me up on Instagram with your menus!