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Kid-Friendly Breakfasts To Keep The Little Ones Happy, Healthy & Energised

Ready to start the day on a great note? Eating breakfast is super important but when you've got kids to organise, it can be hard to find the time, energy and tasty options that they'll actually eat.

That's why we put together this list of kid-friendly breakfasts, full of delicious recipes that will keep those little tummies happy, healthy and energised for whatever the day throws at them! a child eating breakfast and holding up a slice of bread

From fast smoothie bowls to yummy avocado toast creations and classic French toast with a twist - there's something here for every hungry kid out there!

Read on for days worth of fuelling up in creative and nutritious ways:

Benefits Of Nutritious Breakfast For Kids

Eating a nutritious breakfast is essential for children's growth and development - it fuels their bodies and minds with energy to get through the morning, as well as providing important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

A balanced breakfast helps kids focus in school and encourages active lifestyles.

Eating a healthy breakfast can also benefit kids' physical health, reduce the risk of obesity, and provide essential fiber for digestion.

Furthermore, studies have shown that eating a nutritious breakfast can improve cognitive performance throughout the day.

When it comes to your feeding kids in the morning, parents should make sure to opt for healthier options like whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. Doing so will help children have a great start to each day!

Challenges Of Providing Morning Meals For Picky Eaters

Picky eaters - don't you just love 'em!?

Mornings can be stressful enough; add to that a child  who refuses to try anything new or eat what's put in front of them and you've got a full-on meltdown on your hands.

The key is to get creative - if your kid isn't open to trying something new, think of ways to incorporate the foods they already love into more nutritious recipes that offer all the energy and nutrients they need to start the day.

It's also important to remember that kids are still learning and developing, so be patient and keep offering a variety of healthy options - they will eventually come around!

Quick & Easy Breakfasts Even The Kids Could Prepare

Smoothies, shakes and overnight oats:

These are great options for those kids who want to whip up their own breakfasts or help out in the kitchen.

Smoothies and shakes can be made in minutes and packed with nutritious ingredients like yogurt, fruits, nuts and seeds.

You could even sneak in a bit of "greenery" in (think spinach,  kale or celery) and they won't even know it's in there!

Overnight oats, too, require minimal preparation - just mix your ingredients together the night before and let them sit in the fridge overnight.

They can be enjoyed cold or heated up in the morning and are a delicious way to get kids eating more fiber and protein.

Breakfast sandwiches and wraps:

Breakfast sandwiches can be made ahead of time and frozen down for an easy grab-and-go meal.

Mix together cooked eggs, veggies and cheese for a savory start to the day or go sweet with nut butter and banana slices.

Sandwiches can also be customized with your kid's favorite ingredients - from bacon to avocado!

Breakfast wraps are another great option that can be made in minutes - think a wrap filled with spinach, tomatoes and scrambled egg. Top it off with some cheese or whatever else your kids love and  you're good to go!

Pancakes, French toast and other quick recipes:

It wouldn't be a list of kid-friendly breakfasts without mentioning pancakes!

Pancakes are always a hit with kids and you can get creative by adding oatmeal, nuts, fruits and spices to the batter.

French toast is another classic that can be spiced up with cinnamon or nutmeg, plus whatever toppings your kids enjoy.

There are lots of other quick breakfast recipes out there that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters - just get creative and see what works best for your family!

Portable breakfasts like avocado toast and mini quiche cups:

For the mornings when time is extra tight, portable breakfasts do a great job of killing multiple birds with one stone.

Avocado toast is a simple and delicious meal that can be eaten on the go - just spread some mashed avocado over whole grain bread and top with your favorite toppings like tomatoes, feta cheese or smoked salmon.

Mini quiches are also eggsellent for busy mornings - just mix together eggs, veggies and cheese (or whatever else your kids like) in a muffin tin, bake and voila!

Tips For Incorporating Healthy Breakfasts Into Kids’ Diets

  • Make meal time fun; Let kids be involved in meal planning, picking out ingredients, and food preparation. This will make them more open to trying new foods and eating healthier.
  • Encourage healthy snacking; Offer healthy snacks throughout the day, like fruits, nuts or yogurt, so kids are less likely to fill up on unhealthy junk food. Set a good example; Kids look up to their parents and want to mimic their behavior, so it's important to set an example by eating healthy meals.
  • Mix up the routine; Eating the same thing every day can get boring quickly, especially for kids. Incorporate different foods and recipes into your kid’s diets to keep breakfast interesting and nutritious.
  • Reward progress; Celebrate with your kids when they make healthy eating choices. Use positive reinforcement to show that eating healthy is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Healthy breakfasts are essential for a well-balanced diet, and these tips should help your children learn the importance of making smart food choices. Even if your kids are resistant at first to trying these new varieties of breakfast meals, with a little patience and creativity they’ll be enjoying healthy breakfasts in no time! 

In Summary

Breakfast is the meal that can make or break an entire day.

Ensuring your kids get a tasty and nutritious breakfast every morning isn’t always easy - particularly when you have picky eaters at home.

However,  it doesn’t have to be a challenge; with some quick but wholesome meals in the rotation, even the kids can take turns whipping up delicious foods in no time.

An added bonus? Providing better nutrition from the get-go helps set children up for healthier habits as they grow and go through life. 

The journey towards healthier eating habits for kids certainly isn’t over after breakfast, yet this is when small steps taken have maximum effects.

Making sure nutritional-rich ingredients are tied into breakfast favorites like omelets and smoothies can manipulate taste buds and lead to more enjoyable morning meals that provide potential benefits to all those involved later on throughout the day.

Breakfast truly is an essential part of any kid's day, so inspire your children to start cooking (under supervision!) while ensuring they are still getting their morning nutrients!

After all, only positive outcomes can come from teaching kids how to cook, plus encouraging them along the way towards healthy eating habits. 

So parents, what are your top tips for incorporating healthy breakfasts into your kids' diets? Anything you'd like to add? Let us know in the comments!

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