We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and really does help kids learn. That means that it is imperative that your family starts off every day with a balanced breakfast. During the week, there may be limited time to make the best breakfast that’s healthy and delicious, so take more time this weekend to incorporate seasonal “brain foods” into your morning meal. Plus, kids can help in the kitchen to gain valuable skills and some math practice while they measure ingredients! Here are Learning Liftoff’s editors’ picks for the top snacks, crafts, and other fun activities for this weekend, October 17-19.

 

I thought of making roasted pumpkin into a quiche when I was thinking about all that wasted pumpkin we get after carving our Halloween pumpkins. All you have to do is roast the chunks you remove when carving the pumpkin, and use them to make your quiche. Serve this savory pumpkin quiche with a simple salad, such as poached pears over spring greens.

The nutrients in pumpkin are really world-class, making it a known super food. Make sure it’s part of your diet this season, along with other super foods, and try out a savory pumpkin quiche.

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Apple Cider Pancakes with Caramel Apple Syrup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

An apple a day is perhaps one of the most delicious prescriptions ever made because apples are a powerful source of antioxidants, as well as good source of fiber, and potassium. With such great qualities, there’s no doubting this fruit is a super food. Get your daily dose of apples in these apple pancakes.

via Taste and Tell

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Bars | Only 3 Points Plus: the perfect Weight Watchers recipe | The perfect on-the-go fall breakfast!

Sometimes, breakfast can be ridiculously rushed. Making breakfast foods in advance, like these Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Bars, is a great Sunday activity to minimize that time constraint.
Pumpkin French Toast Muffins with Cinnamon Steusel Topping | Cooking Classy

Don’t miss out on these mouthwatering pumpkin french toast muffins this season. Trust me when I say that amazing things will happen to each and every one of your tastebuds.

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Mmmmmm ... Pumpkin pie … in a super-delicious, satisfying breakfast! Quick and easy pumpkin oatmeal! A fall family favorite, and perfect for Thanksgiving morning!

Whip this yummy oatmeal bowl together in just 10 minutes. Serve with cranberries (Super food alert! Cranberries are bacteria-busting!), either stirred in or sprinkled on top.

via Two Healthy Kitchens

Share your pumpkin decorations, and all of the other things you’re trying this weekend on social media by tagging @K12Learn on Twitter and Instagram.

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