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Ask a Health Advocate: What are some healthy breakfast ideas for my kids?

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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