Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes – for kids too!

easy breakfast recipes for kids

We’re tackling one of my favorite topics today: HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES!! This is one area I struggle in. The girls wake up starving I swear and I’ve got to feed them (and myself) something quick and easy and that doesn’t make a lot of mess. More often that not we’re in a rush to get ready for preschool or the day’s activities so the easier the better. Plus, I’m always looking for things without a ton of sugar because most standard, packaged options have way too much!!

I’m excited to introduce Kara, lover of creating healthy recipes that are easy, simple and delicious, and writer at Life Well Lived. Below she is sharing simple ways we can create healthy breakfasts for those all-too-often busy mornings.

Kara is also the creator of Transform: Nutrition Bootcamp {where she’s helped hundreds of women lose weight, change their nutrition and change their lives}. Make sure to follow her on Instagram for more healthy, clean, gluten free recipe ideas. Her photos are definte #foodporn status.

Take it away Kara….

If your mornings are anything like mine, they can be a bit {okay, who am I kidding}, a lot hectic. My oldest started kindergarten this year and I’m not going to lie…mornings are tough. And trying to get breakfast made, on the table AND eaten on time can seem impossible. But we all know the importance of a good breakfast and even though cereal and frozen waffles seem like the easiest options, I’m going to show you some alternatives.

Today I’m sharing with you 8 quick + easy breakfasts that you can whip up for your kids before school, work or just to start your day right so they are fueled with more than sugar {I’m looking at you Lucky Charms}.

  1. Overnight oats: This is one of the easiest breakfasts to make and it’s totally perfect for those busy mornings because you just grab it from the fridge, stir and eat. So easy right?! It’s sure to save precious time in your morning. Mix a bowl 1 cup oats + 1 cup almond milk + 1 tsp vanilla + 1 tsp cacao powder + ½ cup frozen berries + 2 tsp honey {can also add protein powder + 1 tbs almond butter}. Pour in mason jar and let sit in fridge overnight.
  2. Toast with smashed berries: A healthier version to toast + jelly. Jams/jellies are so full of added sugar that raise blood sugars, not something you want to do first thing in the morning. This is what leads to those mid-morning crashes that cause you to then reach for the not so healthy things. Top your favorite gluten free toast with almond butter + smashed blackberries.

easy breakfast recipes for kids

  1. Muesli in a jar: Another simple breakfast, make your own muesli. Just add 1 cup oats + ½ cup chopped nuts + ¼ cup seeds + ¼ cup dried fruit + coconut sugar, honey or pure maple syrup to taste to a mason jar or container with a lid. In the morning add almond milk + go. Breakfast made oh so easy.
  2. Smoothie bowls: Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to sneak in greens! Try one of our favorite recipes: Blend 1 cup spinach + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + ¾-1 cup frozen mixed berries + 1 tbs almond butter. Then top with your favorite toppings! Your kids won’t even know they’re eating something healthy.

easy breakfast recipes for kids

  1. 3-ingredient pancakes: We love these simple pancakes and I love that it sneaks in veggies {my girls have no clue}! Blend 1 banana + 2 eggs + a whole lotta spinach. Pour batter into small circles on a skillet and flip after a few minutes. {The smaller the better + easier to flip}. Top with almond butter + pure maple syrup.
  2. Egg + veggie cups: My favorite way to start my morning is with protein + veggies. It may sound weird to eat veggies for breakfast but I find that it really sets my day on the right track and I am more prone to continue making better choices throughout the rest of my day. These egg + veggies cups can be made ahead of time so breakfast is a breeze. Grab the recipe here.  quick and healthy breakfast recipes
  3. Chia seed pudding: This is another easy breakfast that you can whip up the night before. It is perfect for those extra busy mornings when you need something to grab + go. If you have a little extra time you can top with almond butter, coconut flakes, cacao nibs or fresh berries. My go to recipe: Mix 3 tablespoons chia seeds + ¼ cup almond milk + 1 banana {smashed} + dash of vanilla in a container with a lid and let sit in fridge overnight.
  4. Chocolate banana bread cookie: Who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast?! It literally took me 15 minutes to make these. Make a batch on Sunday to have for the whole week. Healthy eating made simple + easy + delicious. Snag the recipe here.

easy breakfast recipes for kids

 

Thank you to Kara for the awesome healthy breakfast recipes! Let us know what you think and which you will be trying first! Happy Friday. Xo

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