5 Alternatives to Cereal: A Weeks Worth of Instant Breakfasts

Banana Splits for Breakfast

Whats not to love about cereal? Its crunchy, almost regularly at least the little sweet, and best of all, readyin 30 seconds flat! But if youre ready to break out of the same cereal rut we fall in to at our house, here are five family-friendlybreakfasts full of simple, fresh ingredients. Every idea is easy enough to pull off upon the busiest of mornings, which is to say, pretty much all of them.

Banana Splits for Breakfast
Thats right. Slice the banana in half lengthwise, then ladle in your favorite season of Greek yogurt (we used vanilla), sprinkle with berries and nuts, and serve. Want it even easier? Set up the Banana Split Bar and let the rascals do the work.

Blueberry Blast SmoothieBlueberry Blast Smoothies
If we can throw four ingredients in to the blender and strike on, youll have the power-food breakfast in minutes.

Cheesy Bagels with TomatoesCheesy Bagels with Tomatoes
Its tough to beat the toasted bagel slathered in melted cheese and topped with the firm and luscious cut of tomato unless we sprinkle the little sea salt upon top. Heaven, with the hefty side of vitamin C.

Avocado Toast, 5 WaysAvocado Toast 5 Ways
If we havent yet discovered avocado toast, I contend begin smearing tomorrow morning. Its not easy to pack that much nutrition in to the breakfast that tastes this good. And if youre already an avocado-toast convert? This pick up of tasty variations, together with toasts topped with bacon, may just take your favorite breakfast to the next level.

Egg-in-a-HoleEgg-in-a-Hole
You dont need fancy equipment to press the hole in The Pioneer Womans egg toast just use the rim of the glass. Breakfast in five minutes. Done.

Charity Curley Mathews is the mother of four small kids who eat breakfast each day. Shes the contributor to InStyle, eHow, Huffington Post and founder ofFoodlets.com, the site about teaching kids to love good food, with simple recipes plus tried-and-true tips for pulling it off. Most of the time.