3 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Breakfast for kids and adults can often be rushed but a little preparation can change your whole morning routine and free up that valuable time for asking for the fifth time for little Johnny and Jill to put their shoes on.

Breakfast is just as important as every other meal. Having Kids Healthy Breakfast Ideas is just as important as sitting down in a calm environment, eating mindfully with some lovely general chat will help set your children up for the day just as much as what they eat.

Cereal and toast, while easy and quick to prepare does not offer much in the way of real food. Cereals are highly processed and often loaded with sugar. Modern bread is proved to fast and devoid of any real nutrition, loaded with spread and jam it becomes the perfect way to give you kids an early morning sugar high.

 

How can you change your morning routine and your kids fix for a sugary breakfast?

Preparing bowls, cups, plates, cutlery, even weighing out oats and pre-soaking, chopping vegetables for yourself can help save those valuable minutes.

While the prep the night before can help take some of the burden from the morning preparation getting up just 10 minutes earlier can also make a huge difference to your school day breakfast routine.

Also, take some of the burden of the morning routine away from you by educating and giving your kids as much responsibility as possible. Your kids are more capable than you think and will likely relish the responsibility.

 

Try these 3 easy and quick kids healthy breakfast ideas to get you started.

 

Banana Pancake

Ingredients – serves one

Coconut oil, grass fed butter

1 banana

1 teaspoon of almond butter

1 egg

Seasonal berries

 

Directions

Mash the banana. Add the almond butter and mix. Add the egg and continue to mix. You now have your batter ready for the frying pan. Cook on a medium heat in a good quality ceramic non-stick pan until lightly brown. Remove and add berries.

 

Granola Berry Bowl

Ingredients – Serves 1

1/4 cup blueberries

1/4 cup strawberries or rasberries

1/4 cup granola

Splash of unsweetened almond milk

Pinch of cinnamon

 

Directions

Warm berries in a bowl.

Top with granola and almond milk.

Add cinnamon.

Enjoy!

 

Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients – Serves 1-2

1/2 cup oat bran or buckwheat

1/4 cup blueberries

1/2 cup strawberries or raspberries

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 sliced banana

1 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter

1 tbsp ground flaxseeds

1 pinch cinnamon

1 cup water

 

Directions

Bring oatbran to boil in 1 cup of water

Add berries, flaxseeds, raisins and cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil.

Pour into bowl, add nut butter and top with banana.

Thin with almond milk or water if required.

 

Perfect for a Sunday morning, a bonus recipe.

Thick and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ingredients – makes 4

1/2 cup mashed sweet potato

3 tbsp almond flour

2 eggs

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Grass-fed butter or coconut oil for cooking and serving

Pure maple syrup

 

Directions

Boil 1 small sweet potato until soft. This can be done the night before.

Remove skin. Mash smooth with a fork.

In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs and add the sweet potato, almond flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

Whisk with a fork until smooth.

Heat a large pan over medium heat. Melt 1 teaspoon of oil.

Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter into your pan.

Cook 2-3 minutes each side using a spatula to flip.

Serve hot with extra butter and maple syrup.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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Kids Healthy Breakfast Ideas