Schoolday mornings, for the most part, are always chaotic. There’s always such a rush to get everything done. From juggling between getting the kids and yourself dressed, packing the kids’ lunchboxes and backpacks to brushing the teeth and grooming. There never seems to be enough time to do it all.
For that reason, making a healthy breakfast for the kids every morning feels out of reach for most parents. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. This article will discuss some quick, easy and nutritious breakfast ideas that will get your kids off to a flying start in the morning.
1. Oatmeal- Overnight Oats
Oatmeal is a creamy, rich, healthy breakfast idea for kids that gives you room to play around with different variations. You can couple it with peanut butter, almond butter, bananas, tropical fruits or Greek yoghurt. Since you prepare oatmeal by letting it sit in the fridge overnight, that will save you lots of time in the morning.
2. Homemade Sausage
Nothing gets the kids more excited than their parent’s cooking skills. And while at it, you can make them a hearty breakfast with apple-sweetened lean protein patties. These patties would also make an excellent addition to your homemade sandwiches.
3. Boiled Eggs with a Fruit
Hard-boiled eggs are a great breakfast idea, mainly because the kids can have them on the go. These also double up as a perfect after-school snack. Serve the eggs with bananas or a tropical fruit of your choice.
4. Fruit Rolls
On a whole wheat tortilla, spread a thin layer of cream cheese, yoghurt, cottage cheese, or nut butter. Roll it up and top it with fruit for a sweet breakfast wrap! If you want to go a step further, you can mix and match different wraps, spreads, and fruits for an almost infinite variety of alternatives.
5. Freeze Pancakes or Waffles
For a quick and easy breakfast, make some frozen pancakes or waffles. Choose whole grain varieties high in fibre and serve with no-prep fruits such as berries. Store them in your fridge and rewarm them in the microwave every morning. However, be keen on the brand of frozen waffles and pancakes you choose. Low-quality brands may taste spongy and gummy and lack the right hit of flavor.
6. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a great savory breakfast treat for kids beyond the staples of grilled cheese and pizza. As a plus, avocado toast is pretty easy to make. You just need to mash a quarter of an avocado on whole wheat toast. You can even top it up with veggies, tomatoes, sauteed spinach and cucumbers.
7. Strawberry Scones
You can never go wrong with light, sweet, fluffy strawberry scones. Besides being a hearty breakfast idea, they also make a delicious treat. The best part is that you can make this delightful breakfast all year long.
8. Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Nothing beats a chewy homemade granola bar. The best part about these is that you get to control what goes into the bars, and you can use ingredients that are readily available to you. Serve them with a fruit bowl to make a delicious and healthy breakfast.