Kids aren’t picky when it comes to breakfast as long as it tastes good and looks yummy. Of course, as a parent, you want your kids to eat healthy – even on a school day.
But finding healthy breakfast alternatives your kids will love that won’t take hours to prepare can be a challenge. On weekday mornings, you need something you can whip up quickly to get the kids fed and off to school.
So, we found some nutritious breakfasts that won’t take more than five minutes to get from fridge to your kitchen table.
YOGURT AND GRANOLA
This quick, kid-friendly breakfast is a minimalist parfait rife with calcium and energy-boosting carbohydrates. You’ll need a quarter cup granola, half a cup of plain unsweetened yogurt, and a tablespoon of maple syrup or agave.
Drop the granola to the bottom of the dish or parfait glass. Place the yogurt onto the granola. Add the maple syrup or agave to the top. Kids will love the sweet, decadent taste. You’ll love the fact that there aren’t any added sweeteners.
HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS
For a breakfast that you can eat on the go, these granola bars are as delicious as they are nutritious.
With ingredients like oatmeal, almonds, and chia seeds, they’re high in protein – meaning they’ll last longer than first period. And, without processed sugars and preservatives, they’re a much healthier alternative to PopTarts or Nutrigrain bars.
You can make these bars even healthier by subbing coconut oil for the butter, using low-sugar chocolate chips, and replacing the dark brown sugar with coconut sugar.
Make these granola bars on the weekend and you can feed them to your kids for breakfast throughout the week. No baking required!
FROZEN FRUIT SMOOTHIE
This fruity shake is perfect for school It’s loaded with nutritious ingredients and only takes a couple minutes to prepare. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of fruit of choice
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup water
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp golden flax seed
Add the ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth.
Eggs are the breakfast of champions for a reason. They’re packed with protein and energy, perfect for keeping your kids going till lunch. And, they cook a lot more quickly than you might think.
To add some extra nutrients into your scrambled eggs, try adding in some diced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, asparagus or red potatoes. You can also add shredded spinach or kale to the mix. You can store pre-cut vegetables in the fridge for even quicker prep on the weekdays.
If your kids are picky, slice the veggies up as small as possible and season the mix with their favorite seasonings to help mask the taste. Serve the eggs with some fresh fruit for extra nutrients.
Help your kids stay heathy and fit. At Amarillo Town Club, we offer fun and engaging activities created for kids. They’ll develop a lifelong love of fitness while having a good time.