Want some kids breakfast ideas that are quick, easy, healthy and delicious? These breakfast recipes are also great for adults.
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Cereal with milk can be a quick-and-easy option, especially for busy mornings, but they’re not necessarily the best option for your kids. That’s because most cereals contain more added sugar than recommended by experts.
So between picky toddlers and a general lack of time, what can you serve your child that’s both nutritious and tasty?
We have five breakfast ideas just for you.
5 easy breakfast ideas for kids
Breakfast is extremely important for growing bodies because it kickstarts their metabolism and gives them the energy they need for the rest of the day. A simple formula to remember when it comes to breakfast ideas for kids is to include:
- dairy or dairy alternative
- fresh fruit or vegetables
Resident nutritionist Amanda Muhl runs through a few healthy breakfast options in the video below.
Want more recipes and ideas to serve your kids at breakfast time? Here are XX to choose from.
1. Weet-Bix with banana slices and milk
You can’t get any simpler (and faster) than cereal, fruit and milk. And you can’t get a better cereal than Weet-Bix, made from 97 per cent wholegrain and high in fibre.
When choosing cereals, Amanda advises looking out for:
- wholegrain content (the higher the better)
- low salt (less than 400mg per 100g)
- no added sugar or low in sugar (less than 20g per 100g)
2. Toast with toppings
Another super simple breakfast idea that’s great for toddlers and older kids is wholegrain toast. This is an extremely versatile breakfast idea as you can choose whatever toppings your kids like. Ideas include:
- Avocado (for healthy fats)
- Baked beans
- Scrambled eggs (for extra protein)
- Peanut butter
If you have a bit more time to spare, we highly recommend ditching the bread and using sweet potatoes instead. The extra 15 minutes it takes to toast the sweet potatoes will change your breakfast routine.
3. Rolled oats
This is the perfect toddler breakfast idea, especially when they’re just starting out on solids. You don’t even need to stand by the stove to cook the oats if you’re pressed for time. Overnight oats are super delicious or if the kids prefer their breakfast warm, you can buy microwavable quick sachet options (look for ones with no added sugar). Top with fresh strawberries or whatever fruit is in season.
Want more breakfast ideas? Check out our recipes page.
With just a few simple ingredients, breakfast smoothies are healthy, easy and great for the whole family. Blend frozen fruit, yoghurt, milk and a bit of honey or maple syrup until smooth, and top with some oats for extra fibre and wholegrain.
5. Waffles and pancakes
If you have more than 30 minutes to spare, you might want to treat the kids to waffles or pancakes for breakfast. Make sure you include wholegrain flour for your waffle or pancake mix to up the nutritional value.
Healthier options for breakfast can be quick and easy
Let’s be honest. Mornings can sometimes be the busiest time of the day, so you don’t want to overcomplicate things by making time-consuming breakfasts. The good news is, healthy breakfast ideas for kids can be super simple. The difficulty lies in which one to choose!
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