Nutrition Education Resources

Mix & Match Breakfast Ideas

Looking for a breakfast fast food instead of a fast food breakfast? Try making mix 'n match breakfast sandwiches, like the ones you find in coffee cafes and fast food restaurants at home! They're delicious, nutritious and easy to eat when you're balancing kids, keys and backpacks, and often healthier than their fast-food counterparts.

One of the best things about breakfast is that it accommodates so many tastes! One of the best things about sandwiches is that you can easily pair a wide variety of ingredients between two pieces of bread (or bread-type products). Mix and match the following ingredients and create your own breakfast sandwich specials.

bread

fruits and vegetables

meat/proteins

cheese

• Mix & Match Ideas •

Open Face Monte Cristo
Cheese melted on a slice of French toast topped with sliced ham

Hawaiian Breakfast Pizza
Cheese melted on a toasted English muffin topped with pizza sauce, lean ham and pineapple

Breakfast Pita
Melt cheese on a slice of French toast topped with shaved ham

Wake from a Dream
Ricotta cheese and thin slices of fresh pear on a toasted bagel.

Pancake roll-up
Link turkey sausage and string cheese in a pancake.

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog
Peanut butter and banana in a toasted hot dog roll.

Courtesy 2002 American School Food Service Association: School Foodservice & Nutrition