Rinnnng! School is back in session…the kids are on a busy schedule which means you are too! Get your kids excited and energized for the school year and all their extracurricular activities with fun snacks and lunches. Boring sandwiches are a thing of the past with these non-sandwich lunch box options.

Start the Morning off Right

As it goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes your supply of glucose and provides other essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. 

Children who skip breakfast may lack sufficient fiber, vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B2. Skipping breakfast may diminish mental performance. Eating breakfast may aid learning, as you are better able to pay attention and are more interested in learning!

Here are some of our top picks to make sure you are in tip top shape for the day:

Eggs – You can prepare eggs many ways to enjoy in the morning.  One favorite is scrambled with a small amount of cheese added.

Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit – Oatmeal can be a very satisfying meal for breakfast.  Add fresh fruit and an all-natural sweetener to give your kid the boost they need in the morning.

Nuts and Nut Butters – Nuts and nut butters are a great topping for oatmeal and can also be enjoyed on their own or on toast.

Berries – Berries are another great breakfast item that can be added to just about anything and are great by themselves.  

Whole Grains – Whole Grains are a staple for a good diet.  Adding an item like whole grain waffles can keep your breakfast delicious and make it more nutritious. 

Avocado Toast – Avocado toast is packed with energy and will give you the energy for a long day ahead. You can add almost anything to this great breakfast item

Ground Turkey – Adding ground turkey to scrambled eggs can give you the protein needed to start your day, while giving you a variety for breakfast.  Turkey Sausage Patties are another great way to eat on the go.

Fresh Melon – Colorado has some of the best melons in the country and they are in season now.  Cut fresh melon slices or you can add them to a fit kabob.

Seeds – Seeds can provide great flavor to an oatmeal or yogurt, not to mention their great nutritional value.