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Breakfast ideas for kids

I used to love mornings. A nice breakfast and I’m active, ready for my day. Well, not anymore. I open my eyes in the dark and I’m thinking: what should I feed to my kids for breakfast and lunch today??? They wake up hungry, they need to eat, but they are very choosy on what to eat. So here’s my list to have on the fridge for mornings when I’m so sleepy, I can’t come up with anything.

I’m not going to give recipes, but will include the links. I will add gluten-free/dairy-free variations for those who need it. (Like me.)

Quick fix breakfasts

Cereals

You need: granola/cereal, yogurt, fruits

Time: 5 minutes

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Breakfast Parfait Photo: Genius Kitchen

You don’t need a cooking school for this, quick and easy. Recipe here.

Oat meals

You need: oats, fruits, butter or substitute

Optional: ground flax seed, shredded coconut, dried fruits, chocolate chips, chia seeds

Time: 5 minutes

Since I’m not eating bread, oat meal is a last minute breakfast for me. I just put hot water on the oats, microwave for a minute, stir in frozen berries, flax seed or chia seed, shredded coconut for fat, some cinnamon and I’m all set.

Eggs

You need: eggs

Optional: bacon, onions, mushrooms, potato, bell pepper…

Time: 5-15 minutes

Scrambled, sunny-side-up, chopped hard boiled in a wrap, mashed hard boiled with cream cheese, hummus or avocado, omelet in sandwich…

Pancakes

You need: eggs, milk, butter, flour, baking powder

Time: 15-20 minutes

Basic recipe hereVariations here.

Smoothies

You need: yogurt, milk, fruits, veggies, honey. 

For dairy-free version, you need: avocado, coconut milk, fruits

Time: 5 minutes

Three yummy fruit smoothies

Dairy-free smoothie It calls for a banana, I like mine with berries, try with your kid’s favorite.

Sandwiches & toasts

sandwich

You need: bread, ham, cheese; optional stuff like red onions, tomato, avocado, lettuce, leftover roast, etc.

Time: 10 minutes

Grilled, pressed, pan-grilled, oven-baked, french-toasted… 90 healthy sandwich ideas

Make-ahead breakfasts

Spending half an hour on these whenever we have, we can save some time in the rush hours.

Spreads

cream cheese sandwich with chivesBase: cream cheese+butter
Add-on: hard-boiled eggs, tuna, finely chopped leftover meat, onions, green onions, chives…

For even more taste: mustard, red paprika paste, lemon juice…

Time: 15-20 minutes

Muffins, sconces and bars

You need: basic baking ingredients, plus fruits, dried fruits, nuts.

Time: 20-25 minutes prep + 25 minutes baking

I like to make these for snack, and my daughter likes to have it for a quick breakfast the next day. Look for whole-grain, nut and fruit filled recipes for more filling and healthy varieties.

Triple berry oat muffins

Quick “everything goes in the blender” blueberry muffin.

Quiches

You need: eggs, cheese, some puffed pastry, veggies like spinach, mushrooms, shredded carrots, etc.

Time: 20-25 minutes prep + 30-45 minutes baking

This is a great way to sneak in some veggies, and high on protein, too.

No crust recipe here.

All right, I hope you could find some helpful tips here. Please share your best breakfast staples with us in the comments bellow!