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Back to School Breakfast Ideas

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Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day – especially important for growing bodies and minds. Today we have a few ideas on providing a delicious, kid-friendly breakfast that won’t take you too long to prepare. This week we’re focusing on Back to School nutrition, so make sure you read Tuesday’s post on Lunchbox Ideas!

  • Eggs
    They might be the most obvious breakfast food that ever existed, but a clear winner for a school day breakfast. They don’t take long to make – boiled eggs can be made ahead of time, scrambled and fried eggs take mere minutes. Serve with a side of toast, mini tomatoes, or baby bell peppers.
  • Loaded Crockpot Oatmeal
    Use your slow cooker to make a family-sized batch of steel-cut or rolled oats overnight – with little to no effort. In the morning, mix in items like; ground flaxseed, chia seeds, grated apple, maple syrup, blackstrap molasses, almond butter, trail mix, or blueberries.
  • Homemade Baked Goods
    These do take time, but you can make them on the weekend and freeze. Savory muffins, banana bread, even cooked and cooled pancakes can be made ahead of time! Anything to provide a tasty, wholesome, and quick weekday breakfast.
  • Fruit and Toast
    If time is not your friend, a piece of whole grain toast with natural nut butter will do the trick. Add a side of sliced fruit, and you’ve got a balanced breakfast.

At Catering Central we highly value health and whole foods. We believe food plays a vital role in not only physical, but emotional health. Our social lives strengthen by building relationships over food, leading to a greater level of connectedness with the world around us. If you’re interested in having your next San Francisco Bay Area (94110, 94024) private or corporate event catered by a company working from this philosophy, call us today on (650) 961-3300. We can’t wait for your call!

Back to School Lunch Ideas

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With Back to School fast approaching, we thought we’d help you out with planning a few nutritious, kid-approved lunch box ideas. Since most schools ban nuts, we’ll be keeping the menu items peanut and tree nut free for your convenience. Also, reusable, segmented lunch boxes like Planet Box, or Lunch Bots really come in handy for daily use. (Make sure you check out this Friday’s post on Back to School Breakfast Ideas!)

  • Wraps
    Less bread-heavy than a sandwich, wraps are also more attractive to kids. By rolling a wrap, you can fit all kinds of nutritious fillings that may not work well with traditional bread. Try any combination of; turkey, ham, cream cheese, sunflower seed butter, thinly sliced cucumber, grated (and paper towel dried) carrot, or hummus.
  • Seaweed Snacks
    Whether you pack large sheets of sushi nori, or the pre-packaged snack size, seaweed is a surprising kid-favorite. Packed with protein, minerals, a hefty amount of vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory properties, seaweed is a lunch box winner.
  • Savory Muffins
    For a fun, hand-held way to disguise veggies, try savory muffins like these ones from Cut Out the Crap.
  • Fruit/Veggies with Dip
    Sliced cucumber, baby carrots, and mini tomatoes go well with hummus or ranch in small containers like Dressing to Go by Sistema. Sliced apple, pear, or peaches go well with yogurt dips or sunflower seed butter.
  • Cheese
    String cheese, Laughing Cow, and Babybel are all lunchbox favorites! Kids love cheese, and so will their teeth and bones, considering the calcium boost.

If you’d like to know more about the healthy recipes we prepare at Catering Central, call us today on (650) 961-3300. Your first step towards planning an event starts here – discussing budgets, numbers, and the vision you have for the event. Let’s work together on creating professional corporate catering in Silicon Valley (94301), and memorable private party catering in San Mateo 94402.