10 Healthy, Easy and Yummy Breakfasts for Kids
HEY! Do you sometimes run out of ideas on what you can feed your kids during breakfast? I’ve put together this post to help all the busy moms and dads prepare H.E.Y. breakfasts for their kids even when they have packed schedules. H.E.Y. stands for Healthy, Easy and Yummy!
- Whole grain cereals, fruits and milk – This is my favorite during crazy-busy days! It’s so easy for kids to prepare their own breakfasts. You just need to put the cereals and fruits in containers and locations that can be easily accessed and opened by the kids. This is usually paired with a glass of milk or if we made fruit smoothies the night before, the kids can drink a smoothie with this breakfast combination.
- Oatmeal – I love having oatmeals at home! They are so easy to cook. You can even teach your big kids how to cook oatmeal! Kids can have it plain, with milk, with fruits or even with peanut butter and jelly like this recipe! Some also add chia seeds to their oatmeal. Again, this can be paired with milk or a fruit smoothie that was prepared ahead of time.
- Whole Wheat Cheese Quesadillas – This is a hit with my kids! I love that even big kids can help cook or prepare this meal. You can also make several variations to the basic cheese quesadilla recipe. I sometimes add small pieces of ham or leafy greens to the cheese. Check out my recipe!
- Banana Peanut Butter Wrap – My kids love this also! You simply need a whole wheat tortilla, banana and peanut butter. Even kids can make this. Actually, my kids like making this themselves. It’s so simple to make. Just spread peanut butter on the tortilla. Put the peeled banana on one side and roll. Then, you can slice it into small circles.
- Whole Wheat Pancakes and fruits – Have you ever heard of kids who don’t like pancakes? I have not heard of one so far! There are now whole wheat pancake mixes in the grocery. There are even those wherein you just have to add water. I usually make fruits available at home. You can decorate their pancakes with fruits cut and arranged attractively on top of their pancakes or you can ask them to do it themselves. My kids like to be creative. So, I sometimes let them do this when we are not in a hurry to finish breakfast. You can pair this again with milk or a fruit smoothie.
- Yogurt and fruits – This is another certified favorite of my kids! Just toss or add whatever fruits are in season. You can also add nuts or granola into the mix. Let the kids finish their meal with a glass of milk or a fruit smoothie.
- Eggs or Omelette and whole wheat bread – You can make scrambled eggs, fried eggs or an omelette with ham and cheese, bacon bits or tomato, bell peppers, spinach or crushed malunggay leaves. I love omelettes because there are many ways to prepare it. You can even ask your kids what they want you to put in it. Bigger kids can be taught how to make omelettes, too. Then, pair it with soft or toasted whole wheat bread. When I’m really in a hurry, I just scramble the eggs and let the kids eat them with the bread. My eldest child likes his bread toasted. So, I let him do it himself. I already taught him how to do it safely.
- Hard boiled eggs – This is a breakfast meal that your kids can eat on-the-go. They can eat it as is or you can slice it and pair it with bread (toasted or not). Or, you can make these into an egg spread and make an egg sandwich.
- TEA (Tomato, Egg and Avocado) Wrap – This one is so easy to prepare. You can use left-over cooked eggs or cook brand new ones any way you or your child likes. Then, you or the kids can assemble this. You just need a whole wheat tortilla. Combine tomato (sliced or cubed), eggs, avocado (sliced or cubed) and sprinkle some grated cheese. Then, roll the tortilla with the mix inside! Easy! This is perfect for avocado lovers like me.
- Grilled Cheese Pimiento Sandwich – This is another favorite of my kids. Actually, my eldest son (who is currently 8) loves this so much that he sometimes prepares it himself. No help from me anymore. Just spread cheese pimiento on bread and toast the sandwich in an oven toaster for around 3 – 4 minutes. I usually cut the sandwich into triangles. This makes eating an entire sandwich not overwhelming. If you want more sandwich ideas, check out this post of mine.
There you have it! At least 10 H.E.Y. breakfast ideas for your kids that will make your mornings brighter and happier! So, stock up on the basics for these tried and tested favorites of kids and adults alike! Who says you can’t be a hands-on parent (who makes sure your kids eat healthy) while earning?