Do you struggle trying to get your children fueled with a healthy breakfast? If you're like me, getting your kids dressed in a matching outfit, getting the homework together, and getting the kids out the door is a struggle, let alone making sure our children get in a nutritious breakfast.
If you're looking for some fast, easy, and nutritious breakfast ideas, then I have some fantastic ideas for you! Read below for some delicious breakfasts I prepare for my own children. Not only are they fast, easy, and nutritious, but my kids say they taste great too!
A Healthy Kids Breakfast Tip #1: Cereal
Yes, this is a given but how many of us parents give in to sugary cereal to appease our kids? Cut out the sugar and make sure your kid's cereal includes whole grains and no sugar. My kids, in the beginning, weren't too pleased about cutting out the sugar until I brought out the fresh blueberries and strawberries to adorn the tops of their cereal!
A Healthy Kids Breakfast Tip #2: Eggs, Toast & Fruit
Another given but one that may take more time than some of us parent's have in the morning! I like hard boiling some eggs ahead of time and having them ready to go in the refrigerator. But them into little sections, throw some whole grain toast into the toaster, cut up some fruit, and you'll have a nutritious breakfast that will get your child through the day.
A Healthy Kids Breakfast Tip #3: Yogurt with Granola
My kids LOVE this and it is just too easy to make! Pour some low-fat yogurt into a bowl and sprinkle it was some low-fat, low-sugar granola. Your child will think they're eating dessert it is so tasty! This is a fabulous option that is so quick and easy.
A Healthy Kids Breakfast Tip #4: Fruit Smoothie
This is a great breakfast if your kids need to take it to go. Simply throw some frozen or fresh fruits (like blueberries, peaches, strawberries, bananas, or any other fruit you enjoy), some juice (like orange juice), and vanilla yogurt into a blender and blend away. Pour your smoothie into a to-go cup and your child will be fueled with some nutritious nutrients!
A Healthy Kids Breakfast Tip #5: French Toast
Dip some whole-grain bread into a little egg, some milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon and cook them in a skillet. Top the french toast with some fresh fruit, some low-fat yogurt, or sugar-free syrup for a great tasting and nutritious breakfast option. Kids really love french toast and will gobble this up!
A Healthy Kids Breakfast Tip #6: Muffins
This is easy! Once a week, I bake my own muffins and stick them in the freezer to give to my kids. On those busy mornings, I just pop one into the microwave and breakfast is done! Add a glass of milk and you have a filling and tasty breakfast. Make sure the muffins are whole wheat, low in sugar, and filled with ingredients that are healthy.