Creative and inexpensive back-to-school breakfast ideas

Any parent wants what’s best for their child – and that includes what they give at mealtime. But when you strive to get the whole brood out of the house before you take your first sip of coffee, it can be hard to find the time and energy to come up with new breakfast ideas to please the whole family, picky plates included.

Because this everyday fuel is so important to preparing your kids for success in school, we’ve teamed up with ALDI to bring you easy-to-make, kid-approved morning meal ideas. There’s something new and delicious to offer every day of the week – with minimal effort and planning involved – so you can keep scrolling through your to-do list. Now this is a win.

oat owl

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If you’re celebrating a special occasion, or have somehow managed to get a few extra minutes in the morning, make your oatmeal a more inviting and comprehensive meal by adding some creatively laid out sliced ​​fruit. A few slices of strawberries and a banana, plus two slices of blueberries and an apple will do. in a bowl of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Apple Cinnamon Instant OatmealPlace two strawberries – face up – on top to create brows. Under it, place two banana slices for the eyes and on top with one berry slice each. A little below that, add another strawberry, side down, to make it look like a nose. Then cut three banana slices in half, so you end up with six half-moon-shaped shapes. Put those in a pyramid of three, two, then one under the eyes. Finally, add an apple slice to the sides of the bowl.

Banana Pops

Ice pops for breakfast? Somewhat! Peel off the peel of a banana and pierce it with a lollipop stick. Roll a banana in some melted almond butter (a few seconds in the microwave will do) and ALDI Simply Nature Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola. Put everything in the freezer and serve it the next morning.

French toast with chocolate chips

French toast bread

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Which kid would say no to chocolate for breakfast? Put a delicious roll on French toast by soaking slices Aldi specially selected chocolate chips brioche loaf Pour into the French toast mixture and bake in a casserole dish until done.

watermelon pizza

Watermelon pizza slices with banana, blueberry, nuts and milk, view on a wooden serving board


To make this breakfast healthy—but no doubt fun—arrange eight watermelon wedges in a circle, then add the delicious toppings. Spread everything with ALDI’s specially selected delicious Vanilla Greek Yogurt, and sprinkle with toppings like granola, berries, and shredded coconut. Older children may want to make their own pizza.

Grilled almond butter, honey and banana sandwich

If your child is running their nose at eggs, this is a great way to sneak in a bit of protein. Swipe some ALDI Simply Nature’s creamy almond butter onto one side of the bread, drizzle a little honey over it and place thin slices of banana on the other side. Slice the two pieces together and fry with a little butter. The result is a delicious sandwich that kids will love.

eggs in the hole

morning rituals

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You can make this classic breakfast favorite even more fun by using cookie cutters to create the hole in the bread before adding ALDI’s Organic Cage Free Brown Eggs. Try a gingerbread man or a snowman in winter; Sun or pineapple in summer. Heart or star all months in between.

Breakfast smoothie

breakfast juice

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While your regular smoothie is definitely a tasty option, it may start to feel sour. Season things by adding a little green spinach to it ALDI Season Pick Perry Medley. Next, pour the nutrient-rich juice into a clear glass and add a nice paper straw or fruit garnish.

Roll Up Pan Cake

Assemble a batch of ALDI Aunt Maple protein pancakes as you normally would, but make each pancake a little bigger and thinner than you would otherwise. While the cranes are cooking, mix in a little more cinnamon sugar using about ½ cup cane sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. While the pancakes are still warm, sprinkle each with a little cinnamon sugar, then roll.

Rainbow Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

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Put a little indulgent Greek yogurt specially selected for an ALDI Fan winner in a bowl and add a layer of rainbow-colored fruit – blueberries, berries, green grapes or another ALDI fan favorite, like mango. Top it all with a little bit of ALDI Simply Nature’s Organic Coconut & Chia Granola for an additional crisis. You can slice and assemble most of this ready-made breakfast the night before, so all you have to do is take it out of the fridge in the morning and top it with granola.

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