5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

October 18, 2017

Written by: Tom Hardy

Children need healthy and energy-packed foods for breakfast to start their day. Before preparing your little one’s baby equipment or school things for the day, think about food choices first.

Proteins and carbohydrate-rich foods are best as these will provide the fuel for their rigorous activities. Cereals such as oatmeal and whole wheat-toast bread are good sources of carbohydrates. Milk, yogurts, eggs, and even peanut butter are protein-rich.

Try pairing these two food groups for healthy combinations. Add some fruits as vitamin sources and you have a complete pack. This will provide your child with enough energy requirements for the day.

#1 Crunchy Apple Donuts

Donut is a magical word for kids as they all love these round treats. Try making donuts with ingredients that are healthy and energy-packed. When done creatively, your child wouldn’t mind having donuts laden with healthy ingredients.

To make these donuts, you need softened cream cheese, 2 teaspoons of honey, and a half cup of melted chocolate. You’ll also need some apples, food coloring, and assorted sprinkles for decorating.

Divide the cream cheese among three small bowls. In one bowl, add a teaspoon of honey. In the second, add the melted chocolate. And in the third, add the remaining honey plus food coloring of your choice. Stir each bowl until blending is complete.

Slice the apples on the horizontal and with a cookie cutter, hollow out the centers. Finally, spread the mixtures on the cored apple slices and top with sprinkles. Now you have made no-bake donuts that are healthy and appealing for your children.

#2 Pancakes from Banana Smoothies

How about converting your banana smoothie base into naturally sweet banana pancakes? With the addition of some extra ingredients, you will be making a delicious and healthy breakfast. The resulting pancakes will be fluffy, moist and sweet and would not need any syrup. Health wise, these banana pancakes will contain healthy proteins, fiber, and minerals.

You need two ripe bananas, three large eggs, a quarter cup of milk, and a quarter cup of plain Greek yogurt. Also, prepare 2/3 cup of whole wheat flour, a half teaspoon of baking soda, and cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Heat a large skillet over a medium heat, then grease with cooking spray. Pour the batter on the skillet into your desired size. When the pancake edges start to brown, carefully flip the pancakes and cook the other side.

Serve the pancakes while they are still warm. Top them with fruits, peanut butter or some other condiments. That’s just another dimension to the health factor.

#3 Egg Pizzas from English Muffins

This is a new recipe which will surely become a breakfast favorite with your child. The dish is protein-rich and meat-free. The preparation will take only about ten minutes. Its a clever trick of converting left-over hard boiled eggs into mini-pizzas. These pizzas are delicious and healthy.

To make this, prepare some English muffins, olive oil, and tomato slices. Also, prepare 2 hard-boiled eggs, grated mozzarella cheese, oregano, and kosher salt.

Toast the English muffin halves and place them on a cookie sheet. Drizzle the tops with olive oil, then layer on the tomato slices.

Slice the hard-boiled eggs, place them on top, and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese. Also, sprinkle some oregano and a dash of kosher salt. Put them in the oven and broil for five minutes or until the cheese melts.

#4 Bite-Sized Breakfast Burrito

How about going Mexican for breakfast? Introduce your kid to some homemade, bite-sized burritos. This should prove interesting and fun. Aside from being healthy, these bite-sized morsels are also delicious. They’re packed with nutrients that prevent moody fits caused by low blood sugar.

To start off, you’ll need 3 tablespoons of chopped bell peppers, non-stick cooking spray, and 3 eggs (slightly whipped). You’ll also need 1 tablespoon of water and 2 whole wheat tortillas.

Cook the peppers with the cooking spray. Remove from pan. Whisk the eggs and water and cook the mixture over high heat on the skillet without scrambling them.

Move the egg inward to cook through, then flip. You’ll end up with one “fried egg”. Cut in half and place on each tortilla. Add the fried peppers to the center of the tortilla and roll. And Ole! You have a healthy burrito for your child.

#5 Breakfast Casserole

Now it’s time for some French cuisine in the form of a French toast breakfast casserole. This is a rich and decadent addition to the breakfast or brunch table. You will need some French bread with a soft crust for easy slicing. And for the final touch, some strawberry garnish. A glass of fat-free milk for your child will go well with this casserole.

For this, you need 2/3 cup of packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of dark corn syrup, and cooking spray. You’ll also need one and a half cups of low-fat milk, half a cup of egg substitute, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

This has a lot of ingredients! Also prepare a quarter teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of grated orange rind, 2 large eggs, and six slices of French bread. For the toppings, use 6 tablespoons of fat-free whipped, 2 teaspoons of orange juice, and 2 teaspoons of finely chopped, toasted pecans.

Combine the first three ingredients in a small heavy saucepan. Over medium heat, cook for five minutes or un

 

til bubbly and the sugar dissolved. Make sure you’re stirring constantly. Pour the sugar mixture into the bottom of a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread the mixture evenly on the bottom, then set aside to completely cool.

Combine the milk with the next five ingredients in a large shallow bowl and stir with a whisk. Dip one bread slice in the milk mixture and arrange the dipped bread over the sugar mixture in the dish. Repeat the step for the remaining bread slices. Pour the remaining egg mixture over the bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the casserole for thirty minutes or until slightly brown. While the casserole is in the oven, prepare the toppings.

Combine whipped topping and the orange juice. Place a bread slice, caramel side up on each of six plates. Top each serving with a tablespoon of the whipped topping mixture plus a teaspoon of toasted pecans.

I am Tom Hardy  co-founder of Toys Advisors blog. I have a lovely family with my wife Sophie, my son Quentin and my daughter Sarah. I spent most of time with my family, I learn and share  about parenting, DIY”

One response to “5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids”

  1. Alayne Langford says:

    The Egg Pizzas would be a winner in our busy household! 🙂

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