Because children are often picky eaters (who, too often, gravitate toward brightly colored, sugary breakfast options), it can be extra challenging to prepare a healthy breakfast that your children will enjoy eating. A healthy breakfast should be well-balanced and include fruits and veggies, whole grains, and protein. In recognition of National School Breakfast Week, we offer you these healthy, kid-friendly breakfast ideas that are easy to prepare at home.
Rainbow parfait: Layer low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit and granola. Use an attractive, see-through cup to make the breakfast look even more tempting. Your child is sure to enjoy this colorful work of art!
Toast gone bananas: Spread natural almond or peanut butter on whole grain toast. Top with banana slices. This is a great on-the-go option!
English muffin with avocado spread: Toast a whole grain English muffin and spread avocado as a topping. Place a fried egg on top, or serve with scrambled eggs on the side.
Mini frittatas: Grab a muffin pan and make your own mini frittatas, incorporating your child’s favorite veggies. Serve with whole grain toast.
Eggs in a pita: Scramble eggs with veggies and low-fat cheese. Slice open a whole grain pita and put the eggs inside for an egg pita pocket! Another similar idea you can try is breakfast burrito bites.
Fruity oatmeal: Prepare oatmeal and mix in fruits like banana or strawberries. For a little extra protein, you can also stir in walnuts or a dab of peanut butter.
Breakfast can be a fun and delicious meal for your children. Try one of the above ideas, or look for other balanced recipes online, to make a healthy breakfast that’s also appealing to your kids. If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the Wellness Coaching program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for more healthy breakfast ideas.
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