What are your tips for a healthy kids' breakfast?
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Stephy-Lynn - posted on 01/17/2011
I like to make things ahead because I am always so rushed in the mornings. I boil eggs and peel them the night before, when I initially wake up on my boiled eggs and toast days I make toast (or bagels) in the oven on a cookie sheet because I do not have enough time to wait for a toaster. Also I stock up on Danino drinks, Cereal bars, Pre-Prepared Pillsbury Apple or Raspberry turnovers, English muffins, muffins and Poptarts. I NEVER have time for Cereal and milk. I always make or buy foods that can be eaten in the vehicle on route to school, and that won’t make a huge mess while my 3 children eat it in my car I hope I have helped a little.
Christy - posted on 01/17/2011
Mine like things that they can eat on the go.. something they can eat while they walk to school.. I usually have microwavalbe breakfast burittos or I'll cook up some turkey sausage patties over the weekend (enough for the following week) then all I have to do is pop them in the microwave for a few seconds while I am toasting whole wheat english muffins and fixing a couple of eggs.. then just make a breakfast sandwhich out of it.. this so far is one of their favorites and I feel good about it too.. not only does it give them a great start to their day but its healthy too!
Tasha - posted on 01/27/2011
I scramble up some eggs with cheese. It does not take long at all . Slice of toast and cut up an apple. My husband also makes pancakes on the weekend and we freeze them for the week . Much better than those box kinds and quick and easy.
Shanna - posted on 02/12/2011
I buy milled flax seed (great source of Omega), Oatmeal (labeled quick oats), and Gerber baby oatmeal or cereal (with DHA & Probiotics). Premix a bunch of the quick oats with cinnamon, flaxseed, the baby oatmeal/cereal, and brown sugar in some tupperware. Then in the morning you just need to pour some of the mix in a bowl, warm up some water in a mug for 2 minutes, take it out, pour it in the bowl, stir until moistened, and voila a healthy and filling breakfast my son cannot get enough of. It's your choice what fruit you want to give with it (bananas or blueberries are my son's choice and very easy). Seriously, he wants this morning, noon, and night! It's jam packed with so much that's good for him I don't mind it being any meal.
Maggie - posted on 03/08/2012
Actually Sylvia the muffins I feed my daughter are very healthy. They are made at home using real applesauce, berries, high fibre grains [oat bran and flax], milk and pureed vegetables. I use honey for sweetness to cut down on the refined sugar. She drinks a glass of milk with them. Tahdah! Calcium with out the sugar. The muffins I feed her have a higher fibre content than any of the cereal choices you've named. She poops really well...lol.
Sorry to burst the bubble. If they were store bought muffins, then yes, you'd be right, as they use white flour [ with a little bran thrown in] and loads of sugar.
The hot chocolate you feed yours may have lots of milk for calcium but it also has loads of refined sugar. Instant energy, followed by a crash mid morning.
Salisha - posted on 02/22/2012
Send your kids to kidscancook for March break camp.
classes are at 5:30pm Monday to Friday and last 1.5 hours.
they will make a nutritious recipe from scratch! Its fun and Delicious. Its on sale at HaltonDeals right now for only $89.
Silvia - posted on 02/22/2012
our healthy breakfast (3yrs/5yrs) is :-
Hot chocolate to drink - lots of milk full of calcium.
Porridge or weetabix - with a pot of blueberries/raspberries, for them to add themselves.
Porridge is excellent food, for slow release of energy throughout the morning and is good brain food too.
Weetabix will help their bowel movement, so they'll get it done at home, before school, most of the time.
Toast - with either Jam, Marmite or Bovril spread on. They choose.
Pancakes/Muffins - very unhealthy for anyone to eat for breakfast, let alone a young child. sorry folks! x
Teresa - posted on 07/09/2011
Very easy. Find oyt what your kids like. I make a bunch of pancakes on the weekend and then freeze them so all I have to do is put them in the toaster. My son also like English muffins with PB and NUtella, grilled cheese sandwiches are good. Their diet will expand as they grow. He has started liking garlic cheese grits with eggs in a bowl. So it depends on what your child will eat.I don't force him. Morning is rough enough without being forced to eat something you don't like.
Doreen - posted on 06/27/2011
I believe in VARIETY!!! I am not is this will work for you but this helps me find my creative side in the morning when I am awake and my creative is still asleep.
On the fridge:
Mon: Oats - favourite flavour / cut up fruit and hand of nuts
Tues: Smoothie (every week we try something new)
Wed: Boiled egg, toast & juice
Thurs: Cerial / Muesli - add whatever your child fancies... some like honey & milk, some like yoghart, some like it just with a little milk... whatever really.
Fri: Oats (2min. oats)
Sat: Whatever we feel like!!!
Sun: WE all sit down for fruit salad & eggs and toast
NOt the most healthy but it works for us - stays interesting and exciting without much effort. TIP: keep childrens food simple. Like if you want them to eat a fruit cut it up in a small bowl next to their plate rather than in their food. Most kids LOVE a plain slice of toast with butter on... as proof! :) I hope this helps
Adrienne - posted on 06/27/2011
Make waffles or pancakes from scratch on the weekend and pop them into the freezer. Super quick and easy. Most mornings my boys like Vanilla yogurt with whole grain "o"s on top and either juice or milk. Breakfast sandwiches are a fave on school days because they can eat in the car on the way. Smoothies are also a new favorite - and a great way to get my picky almost 9 y/o to try new fruit. Just a little oatmeal, a banana, 1 cup frozen fruit (your choice), some nonfat plain yogurt (about 1/4 cup), 1 cup milk or juice, and a couple of ice cubes. Toss it all into the blender and whiz it up for a great healthy breakfast.
Deepti - posted on 03/08/2011
i prefer freshly made foods like sandwiches, pancakes, fruits, veggs , toasts for my kids. i regularly visit the below link for suggestions on diet and other topics related to kids:
Deepti - posted on 02/24/2011
it is must to have a healthy and different variety of breakfast to get maximum nutients for us and kids... taking repititive dishes every morning is boring and not so advisable... if one day is for eggs then other day for some cornflakes or smoothie or some pancakes.. keep on shuffling to keep the interest alive in ur kids... try new and fast to make dishes to make ur kids healthier and happier.
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Roxanne - posted on 02/22/2011
depending on how old they are & how much time you have. Older kids luv pancakes. Most of them anyways. Throw some fresh cut fruit on top w/ whipped cream yummm! Younger ones my 2 yr old luvs yogurt, I throw some cheerios right on top w/ cut up bananas. Toast with peanut butter & bananas. Scrambled eggs or an omelet with their fav veggies if they have one. If not plain. Mine also luv homemade warm oatmeal 7 I throw fresh strawberries or any fruit they like on top. ;)
LaShawn - posted on 02/13/2011
My kids are ages 14 and 11. So because they normally eat breakfast at school and rarely have time to eat it, I will still get up and make shure they either have a bowl of cereal or have a honey bun and a glass of juice, just something fast to eat.
Lisa - posted on 02/10/2011
Depends on the day. WE have to eat on the go. My little one has an organic yogurt in a tube while I am in the shower. Then in the car she has fruit (apple slices, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, blueberries, bannana). Some mornings when we have more time it is scrambled eggs and sauage. Some days whole wheat toast with a side of organic peanut butter on a spoon (likes peanut butter but not on anything). Weekends, she gets whatever she wants (chix nuggets, cold pizza, pasta,ect....she is her mother's daughter,eating dinner or lunch for breakfast). :0)
Brigitte - posted on 02/10/2011
SInce mornings are usually a little rushed because my daughter is the ultimate pokey puppy, I feel good about serving yogurt and fruit or oatmeal and fruit. It's healthy and nutritious breakfast. When tie permits we do eggs or waffles.
Amanda - posted on 02/09/2011
if he likes pasta try making a sauce that has my 5 little ones oblivious to the actual amount of veg being served. i cut up an onion, a couple carrots, a couple stalks of celery, if feeling adventerous a red pepper, lots of garlic. saute in oil add a large can of tomatoes and half a can of water. simmer until soft with some spices like oregano and basil or plain no spices if he doesn't like them. puree with a hand blender until smooth. it will be a bit lighter in colour than traditional marinara sauce but taste the same. grate some parmesan and they know nothing is in there!!!! you can hide many things in purees. we do a lentil soup much the same but add the red lentils after pureeing the veg. cooked in water my kids love it. they do have a hard time eating veg they can see for some reason... but once in a while they will eat a ton and ask for seconds of broccoli or green beans sauted in oil garlic and soy sauce. we just keep trying and hide it a few times a week to make sure they get it.
Emilie - posted on 02/09/2011
my 19 month old is super picky so he will pretty much only eat a banana and some honey nut cheerios for breakfast and his milk of course im going to try toast with peanut butter or jam but hes just so picky even for lunch and supper its very hard to find things he likes that arent baby food in a jar loves pasta and meat but veggies are a totally different thing any ideas for meal time
Kathleen - posted on 02/09/2011
For older kids you can make some vegee pancakes (google it) that taste fabulous! I make three different kinds: beet, carrot and butternut squash, and sweet potato. I make large batches of these and freeze them so they're on hand.
My 20-month old eats an avocado and a blueberry, oatmeal, applesauce muffin every morning. I also make large quantities of these and freeze. Sometimes some organic yogurt on top of that, depending on his appetite.
Jennifer - posted on 02/08/2011
I love to make Granola Bars for on the go! I sell Tupperware® and they just came out with a YUMMY RECIPE and a Granola Bar Maker! I am definitely going to buy a few of these! Let me know if you would like the recipe! (it's on www.facebook.com/myplasticparties Facebook Page:D
The Granola Bar Makers will go on sale Feb. 12th!
Maria - posted on 02/07/2011
Pancakes or cereal. I make Krusteaz pancake mix -just mix with water and they are soo good! Spray the pan with Pam, let it get to med heat and waalaa! I also microwave some bacon on a special bacon microwave tray I have I bought from Target. He also likes a bagel and cream cheese, or Special K with red berries cereal and milk ...
Kylie - posted on 02/04/2011
weekdays its a choice of cereal, museli, or toast. weekends we make a hot breakfast of either pancakes or a fry up of bacon and eggs. hubby like the works so we get sauted mushrooms, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, sausage... I did say the works right? lol!
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