Healthy eating for kids is crucial, and what better place to start than with the most important meal of the day – breakfast! Encouraging kids to experiment with food is not only a great way to educate them about healthy eating, but it’s also great fun! Ask your kids to help you prepare these easy, high-nutrition breakfast recipes and see healthy kids’ breakfasts become part of your routine.
Banana and granola lollipop
This quick and oven-free recipe is much healthier than it sounds! The granola-covered bananas are packed full of energy and easy for kids to eat on the go. Why not make a bulk-load and keep them in the freezer so they’re ready to grab on busy mornings?
- 2 bananas
- ¼ cup of natural yoghurt
- 1 cup granola
- 4 wooden lolly sticks
First, peel the bananas and chop them in half. Then insert a lolly stick length-ways through one end of each half, leaving some of the lolly stick at one end, just like a lollipop. Spoon the yoghurt into a bowl, and pour a layer of granola onto a shallow plate.
This is where the kids can get involved! Get them to dip the banana into the bowl of yoghurt so that it’s covered with a thin layer all over. Then help them to role the banana in the granola. Place the lollipops on a piece of baking paper and freeze before serving. Healthy eating for kids has never been more delicious!
Healthy kids breakfast burrito
Wraps are extremely versatile, and can be packed with lots of healthy foods for kids. These breakfast burritos are delicious, nutritionally balanced and great fun for the kids to put together themselves.
- 2 flour tortillas
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- A pinch each of cumin, chilli powder and salt
- 2 lettuce leaves
- ¼ cup of sweetcorn
- ½ sliced pepper
- 1 sliced, seeded tomato
- 1 tablespoon of grated cheese
- 1 tablespoon of mild salsa
Scramble the eggs with a pinch of cumin, chilli powder and salt and place it in a bowl with a serving spoon. Warm the tortilla wraps according to the packet, usually for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Place each of the remaining ingredients in small bowls, or on a platter, and lay out on the table. Show the kids how to add the ingredients to their tortillas and help them roll them up ready for eating. If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast for kids then this recipe is sure to be an instant winner.
Cucumber and tomato bagel faces
Prove that healthy food for kids can fun and delicious by asking them to make funny faces on their cream cheese bagels. They’ll love getting creative, and will have a tasty breakfast to eat at the end of it all.
- 1 bagel, split in half
- ¼ cup of cream cheese
- ¼ of a cucumber
- ½ of a tomato, cut into wedges
Toast the bagel halves and spread cream cheese on each. Cut the cucumber into a mixture of shapes – four circles, and several chunks and strips of different sizes. Serve the chopped ingredients in bowls and let your kids do the rest! Encourage them to make faces by arranging the vegetables on their bagels, using the tomato wedges for mouths, cucumber circles for eyes, and cucumber strips for noses or eyebrows.
When encouraging healthy eating for children it’s important to make these activities fun so why not have a competition to see who can make the funniest face? Mum and dad can even get involved too! With these healthy kids breakfast recipes, getting little ones to tuck into something delicious and nutritious will never be easier. Experiment with different healthy foods for kids and see how easy it is for your whole family to improve their diet and enjoy fun and good food together.