Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

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2015/04/05 by nikkiledford

I remember school mornings being rushed and chaotic…

I also remember cereal. Lots and lots of cereal.

Honestly, I don’t blame my mom. Cereal is fast, easy, and kids love it. There’s barely any dishes to clean, especially if you’ve taught your little ones to rinse and load a dishwasher. Unfortunately, in these health-conscious times, we know that cereal is not the most nutritious start to your children’s school day. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a bunch of my favorite breakfasts for school mornings. Some you can make ahead of time for a grab- and-go breakfast and others can be easily thrown in a blender. Whatever the method, they are all nourishing and delicious options for your kid’s first meal of the day!

Make Ahead

Ham and Egg Cups

These are great to make ahead of time. You can also add in cheese, use bacon instead of ham, take out the onions and add some shredded potato. Make them yours!

Ham and Egg Cups

Eggs on a Placemat

A fun name for a fun breakfast! Make this one if you have a little extra time in the morning or make ahead of time and just quickly heat in the microwave. Even better, let your kids help by cracking the eggs over the potatoes. Kids love to cook and they are more likely to eat food that they made themselves!

Bacon Apple Breakfast Sausage

Some kids absolutely HATE eggs, so here’s an option for your little meat-lovers! Make these over the weekend and have enough sausages for the whole week!

Raw Apple Pie Bars

Another non-egg option that is also vegetarian. I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t like these. They are so YUMMY! And also full of whole, real foods.

apple pie

Quick and Easy

Mint Chip Smoothie 

Smoothies are a fantastic, quick option for healthy on-the-go breakfasts. Many can be made sweet for a child’s palate but can also be chock full of nutrient-dense foods like avocado, greens, and nuts. If your kids are repelled by the color green, just remove the chocolate chips and add a 1/4 c. of cacao powder and the smoothie will look rich and chocolately without any chunks.

mint chip

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

This smoothie is traditionally made as a low-sugar option, but just add a banana to the recipe and it will be adequately sweet for your kiddos! The recipe also calls for sunflower seed butter which is perfect for kids who are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. If you don’t have Sunbutter and your kids don’t have allergies feel free to swap in almond, cashew, or peanut butter.

Tahini Raisin Bars 

Don’t let the ingredient list fool you… these are quick! If you think your kids won’t like tahini, just use a different nut butter. Toss the ingredients in a bowl, mix well and press into a dish. Let them firm up in the fridge and cut into squares.

tahini bars

Easy Grain-Free Pancakes

This is my most FAVORITE, easy breakfast. They are sweet enough to not need a topping, but you can top them with jam, nut butter, regular butter, honey, apples, anything you like!

1 egg
1 banana
2 Tbsp. nut butter
butter or coconut oil for the skillet

  1. Mash all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil/butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. When oil is hot drop a spoonful of batter into the skillet.
  4. Flip when batter starts to bubble.
  5. This recipe makes enough pancakes for one person (about 370 cal.)
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