Back to school breakfasts

Back to school breakfasts

Scientific studies have repeatedly shown our kids do better at school if they eat breakfast. Here are three quick, easy and affordable options to start the day right

Weet-bix wake-up shake

If you’ve got a blender and very little time, then this is one great option. Place 2 weetbix, 300ml of milk, a banana, a teaspoon of cocoa powder and a small handful of dried fruit, like dates, into the blender. Give it a whizz, pour it into two cups or drink bottles and send them on their way. Easy-as.


If you’ve got time to sit down in the morning as a family then this is a fun and nutritional option that won’t break the bank. Take a slice of bread and using a sharp knife cut a hole, about 4cm in width, in the middle. Heat up a frying pan with a little oil, and throw in the holey bread giving it time to toast on each side. Now, crack an egg in the hole and cook until the white is firm, then carefully flip and cook for a few seconds on the other side. Serve with a dusting of cinamon, a squeeze of honey, or naked and runny.

Peanut nutter

Are you a peanut butter nutter? Pimp up your slice of peanut butter on toast by adding a few blueberries and some sliced banana (both great brain foods) or a few slices of ripe tomato. Yes, you read that right – peanut butter and sliced tomato on toast. It works, we promise! And if you’re not a fan of bread, then try using peanut butter and banana’s as a topping for porridge – a cost effective brekkie that will power the kids through until lunch.