Make and Freeze Back-to-School Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, August 30, 2013

lemon blueberry pancakes
When you cook and freeze breakfast items ahead of time, you’ll always have something handy to serve before school, even on hectic mornings. Try making double or triple batches of any of these recipes.

Pancakes
Instead of buying mixes, make homemade pancakes and let them cool before storing in the freezer. Use these tips to lighten up your next batch.

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Muffins
Extra-large store-bought muffins are typically brimming with calories. Make your own so you control the muffin size and ingredient list.

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Quiches & Frittata
Cook these egg dishes ahead, and then let them cool before freezing them. Pop them in the oven or microwave to reheat. Eggs offer an easy way to get in hunger-fighting protein.

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Smoothies
Place the smoothie ingredients in a freezer-safe container and freeze. Toss in the blender—it’ll take 2 minutes to whip up a healthy breakfast you can feel good about serving.

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TELL US: What’s your favorite breakfast to cook now and freeze for later?

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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