5 Dairy-free On-the-Go Kids Breakfasts

School is back in session. That means mornings are earlier and more harried. Kids are scurrying and bawking through the new routine. Feeding them a filling, nutritious meal that meets the brief timeframe is an exercise of patience and sorcery.

Free up a little time and make use of your school commute (or bus stop wait) by serving your littles breakfast on the go. These are some of our go-to healthy breakfasts for on-the-move noshing.

1) Berry Smoothie and a Creamy-Strawberry Wafflewich 

Berry Smoothie with a Creamy-Strawberry Wafflewich

Berry Smoothie with a Creamy-Strawberry Wafflewich

SMOOTHIE: Add frozen mixed berries, a bit of frozen chopped kale, orange juice, and a bit of flax meal to a blender cup. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a lidded cup with a straw.

WAFFLEWICH: Toast 1 dairy-free whole grain waffle. Cut the waffle into quarters. Smear 1 quarter with Tofutti Cream cheese, top with 1 sliced strawberry, and a drizzle of honey. Place a naked waffle quarter on top of the honey to cap the wafflewich.

2) Coconut Energy Balls w/ Blueberry Smoothie 

Coconut Energy Balls with Blueberry Smoothie

Coconut Energy Balls with Blueberry Smoothie

SMOOTHIE: Add frozen blueberries, a bit of frozen kale, apple juice, and a touch of flax meal to a blender cup. Blend until smooth. Pour.

COCONUT ENERGY BALLS: see the recipe here

3) 3-Ingredient Kickin’ Egg Muffin


2 eggs, 3 spoonfuls of pico de gallo (or salsa, if that’s what you have on hand), and a spoonful of Tofutti Sour Cream… that’s all you need to make these little egg muffins. Grease 4 cups in a standard cupcake baking pan and preheat your oven to 350F. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk in the pico de gallo and Tofutti. Then pour 1/4 of the egg mixture into each muffin cup. Bake the eggs for 10 minutes. Serve immediately, refrigerate for next day use, or freeze for future fast breakfasts.

4) Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Who doesn’t love the creamy, sweet, decadent flavor combination of chocolate and banana? Here’s a healthy breakfast version sure to fill your little’s tummy. Place 1/2 of a frozen banana, 2 Tbl unsweetened cocoa powder, a splash of cashewmilk, 2 spoonfuls of dairy-free vanilla or plain yogurt, a splash of apple juice, 1 Tbl of flax meal, and 1 Tbl chia seeds in a blender. Blend until smooth, then transfer to a lidded cup with a straw.

5) Mini avocado-egg pocket sandwich 

Mini avocado-egg pocket sandwich

Mini avocado-egg pocket sandwich

These easy, filling protein-packed sandwich pockets take just minutes to prepare. Spray the inside of a ramekin with cooking spray. Crack 1 egg into the ramekin, scramble with a fork, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Microwave the egg for 30-45 seconds until cooked through. (Keep an eye on the egg to avoid a microwave mess.) Carefully remove the ramekin from the microwave and allow the egg to slightly cool while you cut a whole wheat mini pita pocket in half to make 2 pocket sandwiches.  Cut 1 avocado in half and place a sliver of avocado in each pocket half. Next, place half of the egg in each pocket half. Put your pocket sandwiches in a kid-safe bowl and serve with your preferred breakfast beverage for a healthy, portable, filling kids breakfast.

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