Do you find it challenging to prepare healthy breakfast foods for your kids? Now that they’ve all grown up and you’ve conquered the menu for nutritious baby food, you have to deal with feeding toddlers next.
If you’ve run out of ideas on what to put on the table in the morning while they get ready for school, these breakfast ideas should help.
There are a lot of egg-based breakfast foods that you can try. You can go with the usual scrambled eggs, but make them more fun by serving them in whole-grain tortillas topped with black beans and cheese.
Egg in the middle of a whole-grain bread cooked on melted butter or olive oil might work, too.
To make your kids’ morning meal more appetizing, you may combine eggs, chopped vegetables, salt, and pepper, then bake them into muffins. This only takes about 15 minutes of baking time tops, so you’ll still have enough time for breakfast prep.
2. Overnight Oats
Prepare about ¼ cup of rolled oats and ½ cup of any milk in a Mason jar. Include fun toppings, such as chia seeds, fresh or dried fruit, or nuts. Put the jar in the fridge and let it soak and soften the entire night.
3. Mug Muffin
If your kids love blueberries, for instance, a blueberry mug muffin would be easy to prepare. Prepare ¼ cup flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 pinch of cinnamon and salt, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and a few frozen berries. Put them all in a microwave-safe mug, then set the microwave oven on high for about 90 seconds. That’s it!
You can make delicious pancakes as your kids’ healthy breakfast foods and add protein powder to the mix. You can also add eggs, Greek yogurt, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, or ground flax seeds.
If you don’t want to rush in the morning, you can prepare whole wheat pancakes ahead of time. Just cook them then freeze them for defrosting only when needed. Top them with fruits or nuts when you serve them.
5. Breakfast Burrito
Choose any health ingredient you’d like to include in your kids’ breakfast burrito. You can use eggs, salsa, spinach, cheese, homemade bacon bits, and pepper. Think about what your kids love to eat.
Do your kids love banana and peanut butter? Combine these two and make delicious cookies. Prepare 1 cup of quick oats, ¾ cup whole-wheat flour, salt, ½ cup ripe banana (mashed), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup maple syrup, and 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter. Combine these ingredients, then form them into cookies on a baking sheet. Bake them in a preheated oven set at 325°F. Make sure to let the cookies cool before serving them to the kids.
7. Baked Oatmeal
Although baking is involved, this is easy to prepare. Mix 2 cups rolled oats, 2 beaten eggs, 3 cups milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, brown sugar (to taste), and any fresh fruit. Put the mixture into a baking dish, bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, and you’re good to go.
Cook some sorghum, mix it with any milk, then top the porridge with sliced pear or any available fruit.
There are so many smoothies that you can fix as your kids’ healthy breakfast foods. Try blending frozen strawberries with milk and almond butter. You can also mix frozen bananas with 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, peanut butter, and milk.
10. Baked Apples
Remove the apple cores and put oats, a bit of butter, and cinnamon instead. Put the apples in a slow cooker and leave it for five hours, or check them until they’re tender. You can put Greek yogurt as a topping, too.