Energize Your Morning: Power Breakfast Ideas In a Jar

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I swear I thought things were going to slow down for summer, but no. We have been so incredibly busy since Lucas has been out of school on break. He was selected to be on the All-Star T-Ball Team, which is awesome of course! However, it’s also very time consuming. Not to mention that work has been pure chaos lately. Basically, we have been gogogo for weeks now. You know…the story of every mom’s life, right?! Amidst all of that chaos, we still have to hold it together. That means dinners on the table in the evening and breakfast in the morning, but I have to be honest it’s really difficult! That’s why I have to rely on simple, quick, and wholesome meals. For breakfast that means cereal + milk + fruit. It’s actually a great way to get in the benefits of whole grains (from the cereal), protein (from the milk), and all sorts of goodies from the fruit! One of our favorite things to do is to serve cereal in a jar.

Breakfast in a Jar


Cereal is already very portable, but when you put it in a jar? It’s the ultimate to-go breakfast! Here’s what we do…

Breakfast in a Jar Prep

Put cereal plus all toppings except milk in a mason jar and secure lid.  We like to add yummy good-for-you things like slivered almonds or nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, chia seeds, wheat germ, etc. In the morning, add milk, grab spoon and go!

Did you know? A satisfying breakfast, complete with energizing grains to refuel and protein to rebuild is a winning combination.

I actually went ahead and calculated the nutritional information for two of our favorite combos (see below). As you can see, cereal and milk plus a few quick toppings like fruit and nuts can pack quite a powerful nutritional punch in the morning! Low calorie, low fat, high fiber and high protein = WINNING BREAKFAST!

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies (1 cup), Skim Milk (1/2 cup), Craisins (2Tbsp) & Slivered Almonds (2Tbsp) in a Jar

Rice Krispies in a Jar


Rice Krispies in a Jar -2

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats (1cup), Skim Milk (1/2 cup), Raspberries (1/2 cup), & Chia Seeds in a Jar (1Tbsp)

Mini Wheats in a Jar


Mini Wheats in a Jar-2

Do you remember the “Cereal and Milk” jingle? Watch and enjoy a Kellogg’s moment while you reminisce!



  1. We’ll have to try this! =9

  2. That is a brilliant idea and my kids would get the biggest kick out of eating their cereal out of a mason jar!

  3. These are cute ideas! I bet it does save time, while also ensuring that each of you have a healthy start to the day.

  4. What a great idea to have them packed up and ready to go. And, the jar makes it like a million times more fun!

  5. These jars are perfect for on the go! I love raspberries and chia seeds!

  6. YES! More mason jars. I love this idea and I want to eat and drink from them all the time. Maybe I’ll take my large jar and put pasta in it for my dinner to go tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I have to try this,Such a great idea thank you for sharing.My kiddies will love these.

  8. Everytime I think things will slow down- they don’t. I’ll have to try some of these breakfasts!

  9. Breakfast is so important, yet is often overlooked because we’re so busy! This such a great idea!

  10. I’ve seen salads in a jar, but I never thought of making breakfast in them! How simple and convenient, especially on busy mornings.

  11. I love this .. of course I would have to do wo the raspberries.. Love the colors and healthiness and the mason jars. I wish I was a breakfast eater.

  12. I had to pin this! I love the idea of breakfast to go and it is healthy.

  13. This is a great idea. I have a co-worker who does this and had everything prepared ahead of time. It really is a time saver that is a healthier way to eat.

  14. Fantastic idea. Great and easy way to set if a meal or snack.

  15. This is a great idea. I have to try this!

  16. I need to give these a try…some morning I am way too busy to eat. These would be perfect for eating breakfast when I get to work.

  17. This would be perfect for traveling. I could have our breakfast all ready to go. So easy. thanks for the idea.

  18. What an awesome idea! Will be trying this:) thanks for sharing!

  19. These are fabulous and FAST ideas. I love them, thanks for sharing!

  20. I’ve never seen cereal in a jar before. It would have been great back in the day when we ate a lot of cereal.

  21. That would e a great way to bring cereal with you, and just add the milk when you get there.

  22. I would have never thought of that! Super cute idea!!!

  23. You just gave me an idea for a party we are having (sleepover) – the girls can wake up to these premade adorable breakfasts!

  24. What a super cute idea. I love finding ways to use my mason jars.

  25. Brilliant! I love these ideas. I’m going to try them for sure!

  26. Now that my son has swim practice three mornings a week, i’ll have to try this. We’re crazy busy on those mornings.

  27. I love these! Not only do they sound delicious but they are adorable!

  28. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Love these ideas. My kids are always running late in the morning and sometimes forget to eat. Thank you for sharing.

  29. I’m a fan of anything in a mason jar!! I love the rice krispies with almonds and cranberries! I’ll have to try that this week. It sounds yummy!

  30. That’s a great breakfast for busy and on-the-go mornings. Love this idea, Piera!

  31. We’re going camping this weekend and these would be perfect!

  32. We’re going camping this weekend and these would be perfect! I’ve been wondering about breakfast ideas.

  33. I love these jars for cereal. I do oatmeal this way but what a great way for you to grab and go. Thanks for the idea.

  34. tee mccluskey says:

    I really like the wheat cereal idea! I am giving this a go!

  35. My green juice in a mason jar is my power breakfast everyday. I love these wonderful ideas

  36. Now that’s a great idea! It would make the mornings move a bit faster!

  37. This is such a great idea. I’m really loving the shredded wheat and fruit in a jar.

  38. What a perfect breakfast idea. This will be perfect for summer

  39. I always skimp on breakfast. If it was cute and in a mason jar- maybe I would actually eat breakfast!

  40. I love these jar meal ideas. I have got to make more of them; maybe I’ll get the chance this summer! I’ve pinned for later use.

  41. What a great idea! I need to prepare these for me to take to work with me each day – I am always rushing out the door grabbing something not-so-healthy or stopping and getting breakfast.

  42. Ohhhhh, yummy. This is a great idea. I’ve never had breakfast in a jar before!

  43. My husband would love these! I can’t get over the t-ball allstars!

  44. This is such a great idea. I am going to have to try it with my family and see how it works out.

  45. Wonderful! Maybe I should follow your advise to make yummy and power breakfast for my baby and husband. Hope my kid and enjoy it, for these days he is a little hate breakfast of rice porridge.

  46. I love the idea of using jars for breakfast; very unique. I love to have oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, but my kids are not too interested in having cereal for breakfast. The jar idea May interest them, though.

  47. Nikita K says:

    This looks so delicious! I have to try this for breakfast on my way to work every morning!