There’s not always a lot of time in the morning, but there are plenty of quick, healthy breakfasts you can make for your kids.

Have you had a chance to read our latest child care blog? If you have, then you already know about many reasons why breakfast is an essential meal for your child to eat every day. However, at our day care center in Monroe, we also know that not every parent has time to actually make breakfast in the morning. If this sounds like you, you’ll be glad to know that there are lots of quick, healthy breakfasts you can make for your kids. Here are a few of them:

#1. Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is a great choice because it is a good source of soluble fiber, potassium and calcium, and when you make overnight oats, you can make breakfast in a matter of minutes the night before! Simply put oatmeal and your milk of choice (dairy or nondairy) in a container overnight. You can also add brown sugar, cinnamon, fruit, nuts or any other delicious toppings that you choose.

#2. Homemade Granola Bars

Prepackaged granola bars may claim to be healthy, but they are typically full of sugar. Make your own at home on the weekends, and you’ll have a healthy grab and go breakfast all week long! Click here to find many delicious granola bar recipes!

#3. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Parfaits are another breakfast that you can throw together quickly the night before. Simply layer your favorite yogurt with fruit, granola and any other toppings you choose.

These are just a few ideas for quick and healthy breakfasts, but there are many options that make it easy to provide a nutritious breakfast for your child.