Nothing is more important than your kids having a complete meal for breakfast. It kick-starts their metabolism and aids them in burning calories all throughout the day. Most importantly, it gives your kids the energy that they need to focus and do stuff at school.
With that being said, some kids still refuse to eat their breakfast because they don’t like what’s being served or they don’t have the time to gobble it down. Below are great ideas that you can try to get your kids to eat their breakfast.
Snack plates are a great way to serve the necessary nutrients that your kids need during breakfast. You can try including low-sugar cereals or granola bars, some cheese or nut butter, eggs, and fruit in your snack plates.
Smoothies are another great way to serve the needed protein, fat, fruits, and vegetables to your kids. Some of the recommended smoothies you can try are Blueberry Citrus Smoothie, Pineapple Breakfast Smoothie, Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie, Orange Pineapple Yogurt Smoothie, and toddler smoothies with vegetables.
Oatmeals are pretty easy to make and can be served with fruit, yogurt, and carbohydrates. One way you can serve oatmeal is to pair it with banana and strawberries. Another one you can try making is Applesauce Oatmeal. Moreover, oatmeals are usually thick and so it is easy to feed it to toddlers by using a spoon.
Pancakes are popularly served during breakfast. Not only is it easy to prepare, but the kids really love it as well. You can try topping them with nut butter, cream cheese, or maple syrup. To make it more appealing, you can try making fluffy Applesauce Pancakes and pancake breakfast sandwiches. You can also try making Sausage Pancake Breakfast Bites and Mini Popover Pancakes with Mixed Berry Sauce.
Sweet Potato Toast
If you have leftover sweet potato in your fridge, you can try making sweet potato toast. Alternatively, you can try making a mashed sweet potato spread and applying it on top of a toast and sprinkling it with a bit cinnamon. You could also opt to drizzle nut butter or spread cream cheese to make it more delicious. For toddlers, you can cut the toast into little cubes or pieces so that it would be easier to consume.
No kid would probably want to say no to cookies. Take advantage of that fact and turn it into a great breakfast idea. Prepare some breakfast cookies and serve it together with a glass of milk and maybe a bit of cheese or egg. Alternatively, you can also serve healthy oatmeal cookies and serve it with some fruits.
Muffins usually take some time to prepare, so it is best if you make them ahead of time and keep them stored in a sealed container inside the fridge until you are ready to serve them to your kids. You can warm them before serving so that your kids will think that they just came out of the oven. Some of the best muffin ideas you could try making are Banana Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins. If you want healthier options, you can try preparing Vegetarian Breakfast Omelet Muffins, Clean Eating Banana Muffins, and Healthy Egg Muffins.
If you’re worried that cereals or toasts aren’t enough, you can serve it together with some fruit or with eggs. You can even make a whole pot of oatmeal so that the whole family can enjoy it together.