Preparing Healthy Breakfast For Your Kids: 6 Ideas
If you feel like your aim of serving a healthy breakfast to your kids is too often hindered by the hassle of the daily routine, we’re here to help. Here are our best breakfast ideas for kids, including simple egg-based breakfast recipes and other easy-to-make breakfast recipes. We chose them all with convenience and good nutrition in mind.
1) Breakfast Smoothies With Fruits
What You Need:
– Frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit of your choice, but fresh fruit can be chosen as well)
– Optional: coconut flakes, cinnamon, nuts, sesame seeds, or flax.
Put one cup of oatmeal in the blender, then add one cup of water. Slice the banana into small pieces and mix it in with the rest of the fruit. You can use any fruits you prefer, but bananas are essential for a creamy and rich texture.
On the other hand, if you use a lot of apples, it will have a watery texture. This is also delicious, but you have to love it. Turn on the blender and blend until smooth. To save time, you can also prepare the smoothie overnight and keep it in the fridge. Serve the smoothie in bowls so that the kids can have it with a spoon. You can also add a teaspoon of coconut flakes, a pinch of cinnamon, some flax and sesame seeds (and a few nuts for me).
2) Hot Oatmeal With Apple and Cinnamon
What You Need:
– A pan
This is one of those breakfast recipes that many kids love. Even better, it can be prepared in just a few minutes! Put as much oatmeal as you need in the pan and pour water over until it just slightly covers it. Set the pan over low heat and constantly stir to prevent the oatmeal from clumping to the bottom. Once the water is boiled, turn off the heat and grate the apples as it cooks. Put the oatmeal in a bowl and stir in the grated apple, cinnamon, and raisins. You can top it off with a sprinkle of flax seeds for more nutrients.
3) Scrambled Eggs With Vegetables
What You Need:
– Frying pan
– Black pepper
– Some cheese if you like
Those of you who prefer savory breakfast recipes: you can have your breakfast hot or savory! All vegetables can be sliced the night before and stored in a container in the refrigerator. Pop the eggs into the pan and let them set. Whisk the newly set eggs gently with a fork and keep stirring. Top with the vegetables and optionally the grated cheese. Stir until the vegetables are soft and cooked through. This one a guaranteed filling breakfast!
4) Oat Cookies
Keep Double-Oat Breakfast cookies on hand. Packed with a nourishing blend of peanut butter, oats, and raisins, these cookies are an excellent, healthy breakfast for kids before school or on the way to school.
5) Breakfast Burrito
Mix up some scrambled eggs, toss in a dash of salsa or low-fat cheese, add onions, peppers, or spinach and wrap the mixture in a low-fat tortilla.
6) Banana Egg Pancakes
Squash 1 (ripe) banana until smooth, beat 2 eggs. Pour some coconut oil into a pan and fry on both sides to make a yummy pancake! You can also add coconut flakes and cinnamon either in your batter or as a topping too.
Now you can plan your next healthy breakfast with kids using any of these recipes! Let us know how if they enjoy it in the comments below!