But that doesn't mean you have to settle for an unhealthy breakfast from a drive-thru or doughnut shop. Try these quick breakfast recipes to make sure you're giving your kids the fuel they need to start the day off right.
Fruit Cup1 of 7
So simple, yet so effective: Dice up some apples, pick a few grapes and grab a couple of strawberries or whatever other fruits your kids enjoy. Toss it all in to a disposable cup, which they can eat out of on the ride to school. Not only is this a nutritious option, but it can also give the kids a boost of energy to start the day.
Whip up a Smoothie2 of 7
A smoothie is the perfect travel-friendly meal; just blend up the ingredients, pour it in a cup, and you're ready to go! There are endless flavor possibilities using different fruit combinations, or you could try our chocolate-peanut butter smoothie with a handful of spinach mixed in for a sneaky serving of vegetables.
Microwave Scrambled Eggs3 of 7
That's right, you can have delicious scrambled eggs without turning on the stove and dirtying a pan. Just beat a couple eggs in a microwave-safe container, sprinkle in some cheese and whatever veggie your kid prefers and zap it for 30 seconds. Then stir, and cook for another 30 seconds at a time until the eggs are solid. Voila!
Yogurt Parfait4 of 7
A healthy and delicious breakfast is a parent's best friend. Add the fact it just takes a few minutes to serve up, makes yogurt parfaits a clutch for breakfast on a busy morning. Try the pre-packaged mixes from the store or buy plain yogurt and mix in some fresh fruit and granola. If you're feeling especially ambitious, you can make your own yogurt ahead of time.
Fruit Sandwich or Wrap5 of 7
Heat up a whole-wheat toaster waffle and cut it in half for a sandwich, or use a whole-wheat tortilla for a wrap. Slather with peanut butter and fill with sliced apples, bananas or strawberries. You can also add some natural honey for some extra sweetness.
Microwave Muffin6 of 7
Here comes that handy microwave again. Just fill a coffee mug with a quarter cup of quick oats, one egg, blueberries (or chocolate chips!) of your choice and a little bit of brown sugar. Mix until smooth, then microwave for one minute. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't overflow, and cook an extra 30 seconds at a time until the muffin looks firm.