You’ve heard it time and time again – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s especially true for kids that are headed off to school each day as it’s the meal that will keep them fueled and focused until the afternoon when lunch time comes around. Mornings can be hectic so make life easier with these five quick and healthy breakfast for kids recipes. You’ll love them because they are easy to make and your kids will love them because they are so delicious!
Kids will love the fact that they are having a smoothie for breakfast. It’s a great way to pack a ton of vegetables and protein in one delicious drink. Get creative and add in your child’s favorite fruits and peanut butter with either spinach or kale. Add in a crazy and colored straw for even more smiles!
Yogurt and Fruit Parfait
This is a favorite breakfast for kids! Start with a base of vanilla Greek yogurt to keep your child full and then let them load it up with toppings. Some favorites can be frozen blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, raspberries and granola. Add a bit of honey for some sweetness if you use plain yogurt. Chia seeds are also a good topping to sneak in as they are a good source of protein, energy, antioxidants and unsaturated omega 3 fatty acids.
This is the perfect recipe to make on a Sunday afternoon to last you all week. They freeze well and only have to be microwaved for a few seconds. The oatmeal will keep your child full and you can customize it with their favorite toppings like raisins, walnuts or even chocolate chips.
Use cookie cutters to make multi-grain waffles in fun shapes for morning breakfast. Top with fruit, peanut butter and even honey for a sweet and filling meal. It’s also another great breakfast that you can make ahead and heat up in the morning.
Egg and Spinach Muffins
Another great make ahead breakfast are egg and spinach muffins. Packed full of protein, it will keep your child full and they are fun to eat!
– 6 eggs
– ¼ cup skim milk
– ½ cup chopped spinach
– ¼ cup cheese
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Choice of sausage, bacon or ham
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together eggs and milk. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.
Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners. Pour egg mixture evenly into the muffin cups.
Bake for 20 minutes. Use a butter knife to slide them out of the muffin tin and serve warm.
These Egg and Spinach Muffins are easy to freeze and require just a few seconds to heat them up in the morning!
Ease your morning routine and the question of what to make for breakfast with these quick ideas! Breakfast can be fun and delicious – kids don’t have to know it’s healthy too!
What are some quick and healthy breakfasts you make for your children?