5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids
Coming up with healthy breakfast ideas doesn’t have to be complicated. When you’re thinking about what to make, consider what you might enjoy – and your kid will probably like it too. To help you get started, here are five healthy breakfast recipes your kids will love to make with you.
1. Healthy Breakfast Burrito
Burritos are a great way to introduce your kid to cooking. This recipe is delicious, and fun and easy make – for any age! Who doesn’t love rolling up a burrito?
Food Genius Tip: The best part about burritos is their customizability. You can select a few ingredients, such as tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and sweet peppers, and let your kid choose from these ingredients for their own burrito. Giving your kid choice empowers them, and helps them develop a love for veggies that lasts a lifetime!
2. Nopales Scramble
Scrambles are a great way for your kid to try a new vegetable! This recipe by Annelies Zijderveld highlights our 2017 Veggie of the Year – nopales (aka cactus), which may be a new veggie for your little one.
Food Genius Tip: When integrating a new fruit or vegetable into your kids’ diet, it may take a while for them to decide if they like it (approximately 10-15 tries). Don’t quit after one taste – keep providing the vegetable and praising them for trying something new!
This recipe by Andrew Wilder is great for a breakfast on the go - and the best part is that you can make it with whatever you have on hand.
Food Genius Tip: Let your kid choose their own fruits and nuts and sprinkle them in.
4. Make-ahead Frittata Squares with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta
Have your kiddos help you prepare this veggie frittata recipe by Simply Recipes on Sunday evening and you’ll have breakfast for the whole week!
Food Genius Tip: Kids are great sous chefs! They can tear spinach, chop tomatoes, and measure the liquids. There’s plenty of stirring and egg-cracking for little hands to do.
5. Pumpkin Oatmeal
This recipe looks very fancy but it’s so simple! Elevate your fall breakfast or brunch by serving up this incredibly beautiful dish of oatmeal baked in a whole pumpkin. It’s not only pretty, it’s delicious and nutritious!
Food Genius Tip: Kids love hands-on activities. Have them “paint” the olive oil onto the pan and scoop the oatmeal into the pumpkin. Kids are more likely to eat something they have a hand in making!