Grab-n-Go Breakfast Ideas

Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie
1/2 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup raisins or other dried fruit
1/2 cup quick rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with
non-stick spray.

Stir together banana, Nutella, brown sugar and vanilla. Add raisins, oats, flour and dry
milk; stir well to mix. Drop by spoonful onto prepared baking sheets; slightly flatten
cookies with the bottom of a damped glass (1/2-inch thick). Bake 12-14 minutes (don’t
over bake).

Recipes makes approximately16 cookies. A serving, depending on age, activity level and
calorie needs, is 1-2 cookies. Serve with 8 ounces of cold milk for grab-n-go breakfast.

For delicious dairy recipes and nutrition information go to, or on
Grab-n-Go 3-minute menu suggestions
Freezer Waffle Sandwiches – spread with peanut butter, or Nutella, sprinkle with berries;
Breakfast Baggies – trail mix, dried fruit, granola, nuts; cheese slice and crackers; etc.
Egg Muffin Sandwich – Toasted English muffin, topped with cooked egg, cheese slice,
Canadian bacon (may microwave beaten egg in a cereal bowl which has been lightly
buttered at 50% power for 1 minute or until cooked)
Banana Sandwich – spread whole wheat bread with peanut butter wrap around a peeled
banana; w/milk
Yogurt Sandwich – toasted frozen waffle, spread with Greek style yogurt, add frozen
Breakfast Burrito – roll tortilla, scrambled egg, cheese, salsa
Instant oatmeal prepared in microwave (do eat with a spoon); w/milk
Grab-n-Go Omelets – 2 tablespoons omelet toppings in cupcake paper, beaten egg over
top, bake at 350 degrees until set (approx. 20 minutes); w/milk

Prepare the night before or make fresh in the morning.
Easy items to stock in your Grab-n-Go baskets
Yogurt – cups or sticks (Go-Gurts); try freezing yogurt
String cheese, cheese sticks and slices with crackers
Milk in single serve containers, whole or skim, flavored or white
Instant breakfast packets – pour into single serve milk (or choose flavored milk)
Pizza slices – eat cold or quickly warm in microwave
Hard boiled eggs, peeled
Sliced cooked roast beef, ham, turkey
Cream cheese packets
Bagels, sliced
Dried fruit – raisins, Craisins, apricots, pineapple, bananas, etc
Trail mix
Granola bars
Whole fruit – note: where possible peel and cut fruit for greater ease and encouragement
Frozen toaster waffle – pockets in waffles hold fruit and yogurt with less mess
Single serve peanut butter (great for dipping apple slices)
Breakfast cookies (see recipe below)
Fruit or vegetable juice (limit times served per week, choose whole fruit and vegetables)
Individual boxes of cold cereal
English muffins, Pita bread

Keep it Healthy -avoid the doughnut and soda pop trap

Include at least 3 of the 5 food groups (dairy, fruit, whole grain, vegetable, meat)
Strive for balance – the food groups should provide approximately 1/4 the RDA. For
example, most school age kids will need between 1200 and 2200 calorie diet (depending
on age, activities and calorie needs)

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