We can relate.
Our best breakfast recipes of the year include power-packed favorites, super smoothies and easy grab-and-go meals. Great ideas like these take the guesswork out of breakfast and replace it with a whole lot of yum.
Overnight Oatmeal1 of 10
Like a blank canvas for creativity, it's fun for everyone to customize basic overnight oats. Start by combining equal parts old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats with your choice of milk in a mug or Mason jar. Add honey to sweeten the deal and mix in dried or fresh berries, chopped nuts or other goodies from the pantry. Cover and refrigerate overnight, and it's ready to go in the morning.
Fruit Wrap2 of 10
Kids can't resist this nutritious breakfast roll-up, and it couldn't be easier to make. Simply spread peanut or almond butter on a tortilla and top with sliced apples, bananas or strawberries. Drizzle with honey or add raisins for a little sweetness, then roll and go.
French Toast in a Mug3 of 10
This treat is perfect for a morning mini-celebration on school play day or just 'cause it's Friday.
Heat one tablespoon of butter in a large, microwave-safe mug for 15 to 30 seconds in the microwave. Tilt the mug to coat all sides with the melted butter. Add 1/4 cup milk, one beaten egg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and a splash of maple syrup to the mug and stir to combine. Tear two slices of bread into pieces and press them into the milk mixture. Microwave for another 90 seconds.
Veggie-Stuffed Baked Egg Boats4 of 10
Talk about the complete package! This breakfast recipe from Cotter Crunch combines protein and nutrient-packed veggies in a crispy handheld container that kids just can't resist.
Snickerdoodle Breakfast Cake5 of 10
What kid wouldn't want cake for breakfast? Serve up this offbeat sweet by Strength and Sunshine. Only you have to know that it's filled with healthy ingredients.
Homemade Energy Bars6 of 10
Our homemade energy bar recipes are the ultimate kid-friendly grab-and-go breakfasts. Even better, they cut out all the funky stuff you might find in pre-packaged versions and leave only deliciousness behind.
Power-Packed Pancakes7 of 10
Whip up a double batch of these fabulous flapjacks, and sandwich the extras with almond or peanut butter the next day.
Combine one cup pancake mix, one cup vanilla protein powder, two eggs, 1/2 to one cup of milk and 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk. Stir to combine and make the pancakes according to the package directions.
Protein Energy Balls8 of 10
Our protein energy ball recipes for kids aren't just great for snacking. On a busy morning, it's like magic to simply snag a bag of Banana Oat or Nut Butter and Raisin balls from the fridge on the way out the door.
Smoothies (with a Secret)9 of 10
Each of these delicious smoothie recipes for kids is hiding a clever surprise. From Green Apple Limeade to Chocolate Coconut, they're packed with both flavor and extra veggies for added nutrition.