Two Easy and Kid-friendly Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

| 1 min read

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for kids. Children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to have better concentration, memory and mood throughout the day, and are less likely to snack on foods low in nutrients. It’s important to provide them with nutrient-dense options that are both delicious and easy to make. Here are two healthy breakfast ideas for kids:
Serving Amount
  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1 cup frozen mango

  • 114 cup milk of choice

  • 1 tbsp blue spirulina

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Toppings: granola, chopped almonds and fresh berries like raspberries and blueberries

  • Step 1

    Add the first four ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Spoon the mixture into a bowl and top with granola, chopped almonds and fresh berries.

Serving Amount
  • 8 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 bell pepper, finely diced

  • 4 cup spinach, roughly chopped

  • 4 green onion, whites and green separated, chopped

  • 24 large eggs

  • 4 cup cottage cheese

  • 2 cup feta cheese crumbles

  • 3 cup Monterey jack cheese

  • 8 tbsp cornstarch or rice starch

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 12 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp hot sauce

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 300°F. As the oven heats, place a small baking dish containing about an inch of water on the lower rack to generate steam in the oven and promote a custardy-like texture in the egg bites.

  • Step 2

    In a pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add green onion whites and diced bell peppers and cook until bell peppers are softened. Stir in spinach until wilted. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a blender, combine eggs, cottage cheese, feta, Monterey jack cheese, cornstarch, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Blend until smooth.

  • Step 4

    Place muffin liners in a 12-slot muffin tin.

  • Step 5

    Pour the egg mixture evenly into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup ¾ full. Divide the bell pepper, green onion greens and spinach across the egg bites. Use a spoon to press some of it into the mixture to avoid it all floating on top.

  • Step 6

    Bake for ~25 minutes on the middle rack, until the eggs are set.

  • Step 7

    Remove the egg bites from the oven and let rest in the pan for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

These two healthy breakfast ideas for kids are simple, delicious, and packed with essential nutrients. By making healthy breakfasts like these a part of your child’s morning routine, you can help set them up for success and give them the energy and focus they need to tackle their day.

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