Kids can be picky eaters; there’s no getting around it. While it’s tempting to go for an easy fix and give them a bowl of Fruity Pebbles every morning, you have to realize that this is not healthy for your child. Cereals are highly processed and they are almost 100% refined carbohydrates. Cooking breakfast for your kids doesn’t have to be a production number each time. In fact, you can whip up a healthy meal in as little as 10 minutes!
Check out these healthy breakfast ideas below that your kids will go crazy about:
Homemade Granola Bars
1 1/2 cups rolled oats, 1 cup dates, 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup almond or sunflower seed butter, 1 cup chopped roasted almonds (unsalted) and 1/2 cup of dried cranberries.
1. put the dates in your food processor and process until it forms a dough-like consistency
2.pour the honey and almond or sunflower seed butter into a small saucepan and warm over low heat until well-combined.
3. combine the oats, almonds, dates and cranberries in a bowl and then pour in the honey and nut butter mixture
4. mix everything together and press the mixture into a 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper
5. cover the pan with a plastic wrap and allow everything to set in the fridge for 20 minutes before chopping the bars.
*This is a great make-ahead recipe that the kids can eat as a snack.
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt, 1 cup blueberries or any fruit that your kid likes and 2 teaspoons wheat germ.
place yogurt in an ice cream/dessert dish and top it with fruits and wheat germ. That’s it! It’s a much more nutritious choice than a toaster strudel.
And don’t be shy about “supper for breakfast”. We don’t have to eat breakfast foods every day. Your children can grow up understanding that any food can be breakfast. Why not take advantage of your hard work cooking a nutritious dinner, by serving it leftover for breakfast? It’s a good way to start the day, and very quick to prepare.