Sierra Powell shared with Healthy Lombard that it may be difficult to get your kids to eat breakfast in the morning, especially on a school day when it is so necessary. You may be out of ideas, and you may be looking for an idea that is healthy for your children but that they will enjoy eating as well. It is so important for them to eat something so that they have the energy to make it through their days and to feel energized. If you are looking for a healthy and delicious option for your child’s breakfasts, consider the five options that can be found below.
1. Breakfast Sandwiches
No, the discussion is not going to be about a carbohydrate-rich biscuit from McDonald’s that is full of processed sausages. The discussion here is in making an English muffin sandwich for your children to make them feel as if they are in a restaurant. Add your child’s favorite ingredients such as lean turkey, bacon, tomatoes, eggs, avocado, cheese, or anything else that your child wants to put on their sandwich. All the ingredients combined will be sure to keep your child full and full of energy in preparation for the day ahead.
2. Muesli Cereal
Muesli is very similar to granola, but it does have the refined sugars that are found throughout granola which your child may be used to eating. Plus, tasty healthy muesli cereal is organic and all-natural so that you do not have to worry about what your child is putting into his or her body. The ingredients in muesli include fruits such as cranberries, nuts such as almonds, red-wheat bran, oats, and more natural ingredients that your child is sure to love. You can make it in a variety of ways as well, whether that be with mixing it with yogurt, creating an açai bowl, or pouring milk over it.
3. Egg Muffins
Another delicious and healthy option for your child’s breakfast is to create an egg muffin. You can customize these as well according to your child’s favorite ingredients and add cheese, bacon pieces, grape tomatoes, spinach, and anything else your child enjoys right into the muffin. Plus, these are super simple to make and only take 15 minutes to finish cooking in the oven. Your child can literally take these as a grab-and-go breakfast if you are running late on a school day, or he or she can sit down and eat as many as they want.
If your child is not a big eater in the mornings and cannot think about eating, consider making them a smoothie. You can even add ingredients from your muesli cereal in order to craft the perfect mixture that your child is sure to love. Add frozen fruit of any variety, add your oats, and be sure to incorporate a little milk. Blend it all together and give it to your child in a fun glass so that they feel as if they are getting a treat in the mornings before they leave.
5. Breakfast Tacos and Quesadillas
The final option for an easy breakfast idea that is healthy and sure to bring happiness to your child is a breakfast taco or quesadilla. Use whole-wheat tortillas so that your child is getting the right types of carbohydrates for their energy, and start filling it. Consider cheese, scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and more to make your child squirm with happiness. You can even put out sour cream and salsa if your child enjoys the extra toppings on his or her creation. Plus, he or she can make a taco or quesadilla on the go when running late.
Breakfast is one of the hardest meals of the day for your child. You may be tempted to use processed cereals that are full of sugar, heat up a frozen entrée full of sugar, or go through a local drive-thru. Thankfully, there are easy options to make for your child so that he or she receives a delicious treat and gets many health benefits from that treat. Many of these options are even available to take with your child so that you do not have to worry about time constraints either.
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