Healthy breakfasts to help get the kids back to school

Anna Pugh Anna Pugh Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
In this article, Anna Pugh, Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at Nuffield Health, shares some healthy breakfast recipes, so your child has the nutrition they need to start school with energy and enthusiasm.

Finding quick, easy breakfast recipes that kids enjoy can often be a challenge, but these simple ideas will provide a great breakfast for children and set them up for a successful school day. Try these recipes throughout the week. You can change types of fruit and yoghurt:

Eggy Bread, serves two in just five minutes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices of wholegrain, granary bread (roughly 1.5cm thick)
  • Olive oil


  • Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add the milk and a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Whisk together
  • Dip the slices of bread into the eggy mixture and coat well
  • Add ½ tbsp of oil to a frying pan, heat to medium and cook the soaked bread slices for two to three minutes each side
  • Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for sweetness, if required.

Breakfast Trifle, serves two in just two minutes


  • Sliced strawberries or other summer fruit/berries
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Unsweetened muesli
  • Cocoa powder/ ground cinnamon or ginger to taste (optional)


  • Layer a small bowl with sliced fruit, natural yoghurt and unsweetened muesli
  • Top with cocoa powder, ground cinnamon or ginger to taste

Breakfast smoothie

For an energy-boosting smoothie just blend the following:

  • Handful of oats
  • Chopped banana
  • Spoonful of low-fat yoghurt
  • Dollop of peanut or almond butter
  • 200ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao
  • Some ice

If cooking isn’t an option, here's some other quick and nutritious breakfast ideas:

  • low sugar cereals with a banana and/or strawberries and fresh milk
  • A bowl of unsweetened muesli with nuts, seeds and fresh fruit
  • all-natural peanut butter, spread on wholegrain toast provides a protein-packed breakfast
  • an egg or two on whole-grain toast is a great protein source.

For more advice on getting the kids back to school, read Top 6 tips for getting the kids back to school.

To empower students in improving their wellbeing, we’ve established Nuffield Health’s School Wellbeing Activity Programme (swap).

Last updated Monday 9 September 2019

First published on Friday 6 September 2019