Simple Breakfast Ideas for Teens


Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but so often teenagers are running out the door to get to school that they miss it. To ensure that they do eat, try these simple breakfasts that can be eaten quickly or taken to go. You'll love how easy these healthy choices are to put together and they'll love the variety in their morning meals.


  • Boil and peel eggs the night before if you don't have the time to cook eggs in the morning. Eggs are a great source of protein and combined with a piece of whole grain toast, an apple, or some low-fat cheese, this breakfast will give a teenager energy and keep him full all morning long. It is also an easy and non-messy meal to eat on the go.


  • Oatmeal is a great breakfast, especially on a cold morning. To make it more filling and even healthier, add some cut up fruit on top. Blueberries, bananas, raisins or strawberries are all tasty choices. Oatmeal only takes a few minutes to make and it is a satisfying and filling breakfast. If you would prefer a cold cereal, make sure it is one rich with fiber and protein and low on sugar. Use low fat or skim milk and again cut up fruits to go on top. If you have to eat it on the way out, place it in a plastic container.


  • Toast a whole grain bagel, waffle or two slices of whole grain bread. To add some protein, spread on some peanut butter. For sweetness, a tablespoon of raisins will also give a boost of fiber. This is a tasty breakfast that will keep you full all morning long.


  • Whip up a fruit smoothie or a protein-packed shake if you are really low on time. Blend 2 cups of plain low-fat yogurt, 11/2 cups of orange juice, 11/2 cups of skim milk, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen strawberries and 1 cup frozen peaches until smooth. This recipe serves four. A handful of almonds or walnuts for protein and fiber will keep a hungry teen satiated until lunch.


  • Prepare this simple breakfast the night before to save time. Slice up an apple. Chop up one to two ounces of low-fat cheese. Place in a plastic bag and add a 1/4 cup of walnuts or almonds to the fruit and cheese. In the morning just grab and go.

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