Fast, healthy and easy kid-friendly breakfasts
Do you feel stressed and rushed trying to make breakfast in the morning for your kids? Here are 10 great fast and healthy kid-friendly breakfasts!
With two small children (4 and 2), I aim to make breakfast time (cooking, serving, and cleanup) as smooth, quick, and simple as possible. I want my girls to eat healthy meals that won’t take me forever to prepare.
Here’s a list of our top 10 quick and easy kid-friendly breakfasts. They’re healthy, super easy to make and most take less than 10 minutes tops!
1. Overnight Chia Oats
There are a lot of recipes for making overnight chia oats. When added to a liquid and left to sit for a while, chia seeds gel (sounded kinda gross to me at first, but these Chia Oats taste delicious!)
Make it the night before and put it in the fridge so it’s ready to eat first thing in the morning. The preparation takes less than 5 minutes!
These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Oats by Sugar-Free Mom are my girls’ favorite version! I’ve used honey in this recipe and it still tastes great!
(We often add berries, nuts, seeds, and/or cinnamon)
I know, oatmeal probably sounds boring, but my girls love ordinary oatmeal and they especially love it with blueberries added in. You can easily spice up a plain, boring bowl of oatmeal with lots of different additions, like:
- almonds, walnuts or pecans
- seeds (sunflower or pumpkin)
- diced fruits (mangos, bananas, pears)
- cinnamon or sugar
- any combo of the above
(We also often add the same additions as with oatmeal above.)
You might be thinking “Quinoa? Kid-friendly?” but I introduced it when my girls were just babies and they love it. If your kids don’t like quinoa, you could try spicing it up with the additions I mentioned above, or you could try an alternative grain (like millet, kasha or barley).
Just a warning, quinoa and toddlers can be a messy combination, but my daughters love eating it. I almost always add something (butter, cinnamon, nuts, seeds, berries, fruit) like I do to the oatmeal – just to spice it up a bit. Although they’ll both happily eat it plain.
4. Scrambled eggs
(We often add diced veggies – like broccoli.)
I’ll admit, I love “hiding” vegetables in my daughters’ favorite foods. They love to eat eggs and I like adding diced veggies to them. I have a hand chopper that dices the vegetables very fine so they are not as noticeable. Sometimes I’ll chop up pre-cooked sausages (another fav!) and add them to the scrambled eggs. Easy!
5. Toast and peanut or almond butter
(We sometimes add honey and cinnamon on top. Yum!)
This is fast and easy. Opt for whole or multi-grain toast for more nutrients.
6. Grilled sausage (and pineapple)
We simply take sausages (mostly the precooked kind) and slice them up and cook them with chopped pineapple. The sweet flavor of the pineapple blends with the sausages. So delicious! This is our favorite breakfast meal when we tent camp. (See some of my other tips for camping with toddlers here.)
7. Apples and peanut (or almond) butter
Sometimes I’ll slice up an apple and slather on some peanut or almond butter and call it breakfast. Simple, easy, and they love it.
My girls also love smoothies. We keep a big bag of frozen blueberries (from Costco) in our freezer and I use them in most of the smoothies we make. I’ll splash in some oats, almond (or coconut milk), a banana (or apple or mango) and often “hide” some greens like kale or spinach too.
9. Plain yogurt
(We often add blueberries or other fruits and sometimes nuts to the yogurt.)
We always have a container of plain yogurt in the fridge so this is a quick and easy breakfast.
We usually have a box of multi-grain pancake mix on hand. Making the batter is quick and easy and we almost always add…you guessed it, blueberries!
With little kids you want to start your day off right – try one of these quick and easy, kid-friendly breakfasts. Mornings are rarely stressful for me (at least not because of struggling to figure out what to make for breakfast!). I’d love to hear your favorite easy breakfast recipes (so I can try them with my girls!).