Struggling With What To Make For Breakfast? Healthy Breakfast For Kids
Breakfast time can be tough – everyone is in a rush and you want to ensure the family gets a healthy meal before heading off for their day. What to make for breakfast? In my house breakfasts consist of either boxed cereals or pre-prepared homemade options. It has to be easy to grab and serve!
We steer clear of the sugary, boxed cereals to start with a good foundation and provide a healthy breakfast for kids. We didn’t want to get my daughter used to them for fear she would never eat others! I then include some type of “booster” to get a bit more nutrition into the meal. Here are two of the frequent choices in our house;
- Kamut Puffs with hemp hearts (filled with protein, essential fats & fiber), berries and almond milk or milk.
- Power O’s (like cheerios but made with beans for added nutrition and fiber!) again topped with berries and almond milk or milk.
I will share two of my pre-made breakfast options today and over the coming weeks share some more. They are all about simplicity and preparation.
- Overnight Oats (aka “Special breakfast” in my house)
- 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 mashed banana
- mixed berries - we like to use strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
- shredded apple (optional)
- 2-3 tbs. flax seeds
- touch of maple syrup
- Mix it all together in a big bowl, cover overnight in the fridge and it's good to go in the morning (this amount serves 4)
- Chia Seed Pudding
This recipe is adapted from one I saw on cleaneating’s website that called for pumpkin. The pumpkin didn’t appeal to me so I tried with some strawberries! I like it because the chia seeds are blended which really eliminates any of the texture. For children like my daughter who don’t like texture this is a way to get them to eat chia seeds.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3s, protein, antioxidants, and fiber.
To balance this out with some carbohydrates for my daughter I may serve it with some dry power-o’s or toast on the side.
Hope you try some of these out and get your days off to a great nutritious and delicious start!
Looking forward to sharing more next time!
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