Can you believe how quickly summer vacation has zipped along? For some, our kids have already started back to school.
For many parents, one of the most challenging parts about the school year is trying to get their kids to eat a decent breakfast before they head out the door – that will help them stay focused in the afternoon.
To start off the new school year in tasty style, check out these healthy and easy breakfast ideas that your kids (and you too!) will be sure to love:
Healthy breakfasts for kids
*Did you know: if you soak your rolled oats over night in water, it will not only cut down on the cooking time, but will also release an anti-nutrient called pytic acid.
- Take 1 cup of rolled oats. Pour enough water over to cover oats with a little extra water on top. Place in the refrigerator over night.
- In the morning, pour off water and refresh with new water. Put in pot and simmer for a few minutes and done. You may stir in ghee and cinnamon at this point.
- Top with berries, nuts, coconut flakes, and maybe a drizzle of honey.
For this recipe, you can use bananas, or if your kids prefer another fruit like strawberries or pineapple you can use that too.
- First, pour an all-natural granola or coconut flakes into a shallow bowl.
- In a second shallow bowl, add your fave yogurt in whatever flavor your kiddos love – we prefer a dairy-free brand made with almond or coconut milk.
- Peel the bananas and either leave them whole for older kids or cut them in half for the younger crowd. Insert a popsicle stick into each piece. If you are using another type of fruit, do the same with the popsicle sticks.
- Dip the fruit into the yogurt, and then roll it in the granola or coconut. If you like, you can do a third “dipping” into another bowl filled with extra goodies like raisins or dried apple pieces, etc.
- Your kids can either enjoy the ‘Nana Pops right away, or if you like you can prepare a bunch ahead of time and pop them into the freezer on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet for a chilly and satisfying snack.
- If you wish, serve with a side of protein like cage-free scrambled eggs.
This quick and casual breakfast idea is super easy and can be made with whatever ingredients you and your kids like and have on hand. If your kids love tacos, this recipe will sure to be a hit.
- Start out with tortillas, we like cassava made tortillas, and warm them on the stovetop.
- Scramble up a bunch of eggs, at least one egg per person.
- Fill each tortilla with a scoop of the eggs and then add additional fillings of your choice: for example, black beans, non-dairy shredded cheese, sautéed onions, mushrooms, avocado chunks, and salsa.
Hope these recipes give you some healthy breakfast inspiration. Please post your breakfast pic on social media and tag us, so we can all enjoy.