Mornings with kids are hectic. Whether you’re getting them ready for summer camp, school, or even a day at home, a good breakfast sets the tone for a healthy day. Little kids can sleep about 10-12 hours each night. Some kids wake up starving and some kids just can’t seem to get a morning appetite. If you’re struggling to figure out how to get your little one excited for breakfast, check out some actionable ideas for getting kids to eat breakfast. We know the nutrients kids get at breakfast fuel them through a morning of learning and playing. Kiddos are picky about breakfast and sometimes need a little encouragement to get eating- before hangry hits! These fun breakfast ideas for kids will get them excited to be at the table.
It’s breakfast anytime
Breakfast foods don’t have to be limited to what we think are breakfast foods. You can have more than cereal, eggs, and toast! In fact, leftovers from dinner or typical lunch foods make great breakfasts. Often, pre-packaged breakfast foods are loaded with sugar, flavorings, and salt. Healthy breakfast ideas for kids can be as easy to find as looking in your fridge. Having leftover spaghetti, soup, or a sandwich is a great way to get protein and energy into your little one. In fact, think back to your pre-baby days and you may have leftover pizza for breakfast. Pizza, especially on a bagel with veggies on the side, is a great breakfast food!
Smooth move, smoothie
Smoothies are a great healthy breakfast for kids (and adults.). Smoothies make it easy to quickly blend fruit, veggies, and proteins into a tasty, easy to go morning drink. You can blend spinach, frozen strawberries, yogurt, and orange juice for a tasty “strawberry surprise”! Can your kiddo guess the secret ingredient? Try banana, yogurt, a teaspoon of cocoa, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and milk for a protein packed chocolate peanut butter smoothie. What’s more fun than chocolate for breakfast!?
Warm up with an oatmeal rainbow
Oatmeal, along with a certain just -right story, is a great way to get kids at the table and eating breakfast. Oatmeal is a whole grain, which provides fiber and other nutrients not naturally available in refined grains. Oatmeal may sound as boring as, well oatmeal, but oatmeal can be as customized as your kiddo! Top it with: salsa and cheese, everything bagel seasoning, blueberries and maple syrup, raisins and brown sugar, banana and cinnamon…..the list goes on! Let your little one decide! You can make it super fun by adding a pinch of beet powder and strawberries- your oatmeal will be perfectly pink! You can taste the rainbow with other fun natural colors- like purple from frozen blueberries or blue from a pinch of spirulina powder! Looking for a cooler, ready to eat whole grain breakfast? Try snack poppers!
Very delicious veggies
Veggies can be a tough sell at breakfast time, but remember breakfast is what YOU make it- it can be sweet or savory. Veggies at breakfast are a great way to set a healthy tone and ensure your kiddo gets at least one serving of veggies to help them stay feeling their best. Veggie breakfast ideas for kids can be challenging but you don’t have to feel frustrated- just think about what they like. If your child likes crunchy veggies and dip, tryr ya funny face breakfast. Using whole grain toast as a face, slice hard cooked eggs for eyes, add a cherry tomato nose, use slices of cucumber or carrot for a mouth. You can serve with hummus, ranch, or their favorite dip on the side. Looking for something more traditional? Try stirring canned pumpkin into oatmeal or pancake batter for a hidden dose of vitamin A. Try pureeing lentils into muffin mix for a protein and fiber punch! You can even add riced cauliflower to oatmeal!
Kids love to dip and breakfast is no exception. Think waffle strips, french toast, pancake sausage rolls, or bagels- they can be dipped in a variety of condiments from peanut butter, yogurt, cream cheese spreads, maple syrup, or fruit sauces. Giving kids a choice in the dip gives them control over their flavor for the day. Plus being able to DIY it themselves makes the meal more fun! Add even more fun to your kids breakfast with sprinkles, a few mini chocolate chips, or their favorite granola to top their dips!
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