Every new school year deserves a fun and healthy breakfast…
Am I right? Well, you’re in luck, because these Back-to-School Papaya Breakfast Boats will make any reluctant schoolchild excited to get up in the morning and ready to take on the day with lots of filling protein and other healthy nutrients from alllll the festive fruits.
We all know that breakfast bowls are taking over the mainstream, and I’m sure no stranger to the idea here in the CaliGirl Cooking kitchen. It was over a year ago now that I completely changed my breakfast game with this Slow Cooker Superfood Oatmeal, and just a few weeks ago I showed you how to sneak some extra servings of the good stuff into your kids with these Hidden Veggie Acai Bowls. Oh, and if we’re talking about more fun kid-friendly breakfasts, we can’t forget these Breakfast Banana Splits! (Which will also surely get your kid out of bed for school in the morning, just saying.)
So, what’s up with these Back-to-School Papaya Breakfast Boats? To be honest, not much, but you wouldn’t guess it from all they’ve got going on! There’s actually no cooking involved, it’s more compiling a bunch of fresh, delicious and healthy ingredients together and serving them in a fun and festive way. They take almost no time to throw together, which means they’re just that much more perfect for a busy weekday morning when you’re trying to get homework organized, teeth brushed and kids out the door.
Let’s get into it!
We start out with some fresh papaya halves, then give them a good squeeze of lime juice. If you’ve never taken lime juice to your papaya before, you’ve really been missing out. Don’t skip this step. It’s a game changer!
Next step is to load up the boats with some plain Greek yogurt – because we all need that protein – and then top it with any fresh fruit we can imagine. I used strawberries, kiwis and blueberries, but feel free to improvise and use what sounds best to you. Just about anything would be delicious!
The final touches to our Back-to-School Papaya Breakfast Boats are a sprinkle of our favorite granola and a drizzle of sweet honey. That’s it! See, I told you it wasn’t hard.
So now that I’ve made such a big deal about this tasty back-to-school brekkie, tell me, do you have kids who are starting up their school year this week? Are you so relieved or secretly bummed you don’t get to hang out with them all day anymore? I obviously don’t have any kids in school yet, but in my current state I can tell you I’m incredibly grateful for healthy, easy recipes that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, just like these Back-to-School Papaya Breakfast Boats!
Do you have any fun back-to-school recipes you always turn to at this time of year? If so, I’d love to hear about them!
A healthy, kid-friendly breakfast to serve up on a school day that's full of protein and vitamins to keep your little ones energized until lunchtime!
- 1 papaya, halved lengthwise and seeds scooped out
- Juice of 1/2 a lime, divided
- 1 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 6 strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Sprinkle of your favorite granola
- Drizzle of honey
Squeeze lime over both halves of papaya.
Divide yogurt evenly among papaya halves, then divide all fruit evenly on top of yogurt.
Sprinkle granola over fruit, then drizzle on honey. Serve to your hungry kiddos!