Need fast and easy breakfast ideas to help get your family fed and out the door? How about ones you don’t have to make or supervise?
Make your mornings even better by teaching your kids a few kitchen skills and setting up breakfasts that the kids can help themselves to in the morning so you can get ready.
Start when the kids are young with a self serve shelf in the kitchen pantry (I call this our ‘Cereal Bar’) so they become used to getting their own breakfast and making healthy breakfast choices. Show them fast and easy breakfast ideas and how to make their own fruit kebobs or yogurt parfaits, then on weekends use our healthy recipes for kids to whip up a batch of whole grain waffles or this Chocolate Banana Breakfast Fudge and the whole family will have a healthy start to their day.
10 Fast and East Breakfast Ideas
Self Serve Cereal Bar
Set up your own Cereal Bar in the pantry or on a low shelf so kids have everything they need in one place and within reach – bowls, spoons, cups and cereal. By making sure the Cereal Bar is stocked with smaller kid-size containers that are filled with only low sugar, whole grain cereals, you will know your kids are choosing a healthy breakfast!
Overnight Steel Cuts Oats
These overnight steel cut oats are so easy to prepare the night before and waking up to the aroma of baking apples and cinnamon in the morning will get everyones taste buds going. Full of protein, omega 3s and fibre, these overnight steel cut oats provide more nutrition than the packaged instant variety and are easy for kids to serve themselves.
Combining berries, granola and greek yogurt supplies your child with a wholesome breakfast that includes whole grains, calcium, protein, fibre and countless vitamins. Make them fun by using tall acrylic glasses and placing ingredients in colourful layers. This breakfast even makes a great after school snack.
A new favourite here is this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. All the goodness of oatmeal, milk and fruit is baked right in and on busy school mornings, a quick re heat of a slice of baked oatmeal and their tummys will be full all morning.
Eggs Any Style
Eggs are a complete protein in the nutrition world and contain so many vitamins and minerals. Teach older kids how to prepare their own sunny side up eggs or try scrambled with grated cheddar. If you have time on weekends, whip eggs with cottage cheese and broccoli and bake in a muffin tin for a healthy crustless mini quiche that can be frozen and re heated on school mornings.
Fruit Kebob & Toast
Simple yet so nutritious. Whole grain toast with a natural nut spread and a fruit kebob provides fibre, protein and vitamins to start their day with healthy energy.
Banana Roll Up
A fun breakfast the kids will enjoy making themselves! Start with a whole grain wrap, spread with all natural peanut butter, drop a whole banana down the center and roll it up. Perfect for a quick breakfast on the go.
Homemade Oatmeal Pancakes
Weekends are pancake making time here. We have a healthy recipe that kids love and is full of whole grain and fruit. The best part is they freeze well so can be made on the weekends and kids can popped in the toaster on busy school mornings.
Get Dad a waffle maker for Fathers Day this year and he can be in charge of making weekend waffles using this recipe for whole wheat and banana waffles. A perfect way to start any busy week day.
Whole Grain French Toast
French toast is often forgotten as a healthy option, but if you combine whole grain bread with eggs, milk and even a dash of applesauce, this becomes a complete and balanced meal perfect for breakfast. If your older kids can handle making scrambled eggs then they are properly trained to prepare french toast!
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