Wondering how you can create faster healthier, breakfast for your kids on busy mornings? This post will teach you how to create a weekly breakfast menu that will help you get healthy breakfast on the table in no time.
Creating Healthy, Easy Breakfast for Kids
The easiest way I have found to make breakfast easier and healthier is by Creating a Breakfast list. A breakfast list will help you have a plan for daily breakfast without you having to worry much about “what’s for breakfast”. Especially if your kids (and you) need to be out the door early for school and work. Here’s how to create a nutritious breakfast list:
- First, think about the 5 food groups
- Protein – Eggs, Poultry, Meat, Fish, Nuts, etc.
- Dairy – Milk, Cheese
- Grains – Bread, Oats, Seeds, Brown Rice
- Vegetables – Any Variety
- Fruit – Any Variety
2. Next think about what breakfast meals from these groups your kids already enjoy.
3. Also, think about what foods from this group needs to be added?
4. How can you put a breakfast list together that is filling and nutritious but doesn’t take too much time?
5. Take some time to write your list down.
After you have considered these – then start creating your list. Be sure to mix things up so that your kids get the essentials and not eat the same breakfast daily.
- Mon – Hot Cereal
- Tue – Bread
- Wed – Yogurt
- Thu – Pancakes or Waffles
- Fri – Muffins (or Whole Grain cereal is fine too)
Here is a sample Breakfast List that have been working for us:
(Add fruits to every meal and serve with either orange juice, apple juice, or milk).
Mon – Hot Cereal such as Oatmeal Bowls (Add a protein powder such as Wheat Germ and serve with a serving of fruits)
Visit my Healthy Oatmeal Bowls for Kids Recipe
Tue – Breads such as Bagels, Croissants Rolls, Hot biscuits (Occasional bacon or Sausages, Nutella)
Wed – Yogurt or Smoothies (Yogurt Bowls with homemade granola, mixed berries or bananas)
I love creating these yogurt bowls for our kids
Smoothies – Such as Blueberry-Banana, Raspberry-Banana, Mixed Berries, Mango, etc,. (The possibilities are endless when it comes to smoothies).
Here’s a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie you can make for your child
Thu – Pancakes or Waffles (Side eggs or bacon optional and fruit topping if your kids will eat them).
You’ll want to try this Wholesome Homemade Waffles – It’s packed with protein and natural sweeteners
Or this Wholesome Pancake Recipe
Fri – Homemade Muffins (fruit, side eggs, optional)
Try these Tasty Little Homemade Muffins – They are my kids favorite! They also make a good snack!
My Pumpkin Muffins is getting so much love on Pinterest – My little boy loves them!!
I rotate this menu so it doesn’t always seem like the same food. For example, instead of bagels on Tuesday, I’ll either do croissant rolls or biscuits. So that keeps it in the bread family but still a different tastes.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27).