You know how important a good breakfast is for children. However, sometimes you simply do not have time to prepare a balanced meal. Here are some quick and easy breakfast ideas for kids to help them have a great start to their day.
One of the easiest breakfasts you can prepare for your children is to serve yogurt, granola, and some type of fresh or frozen berry. Mix the three items together and serve with either milk or juice. This breakfast is delicious, nutritious and takes very little time on a busy morning.
Oatmeal is one quick and easy breakfast ideas, which will warm your children up. Substitute milk for 1/4 of the water when preparing the oatmeal. Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and serve while it is hot. Your children will love it. To make it even better, add currants, raisins, or chopped nuts.
Scrambled eggs are relatively quick to prepare. Your child can choose the ingredients they want for their eggs – bell pepper, onion, diced meat, cheese, or something else entirely. Season these to taste. Melt butter in a pan, stir together the egg mixture, and cook it until done. This particular version is similar to a western omelet but you could add almost anything to scrambled eggs and they would taste great because eggs are so versatile.
Another option would be to scramble the eggs as above and add them to a warmed flour tortilla. This will make a wonderful breakfast burrito, which they can eat on the go, if necessary. If you have time to eat it at home, add salsa to the burrito and enjoy. The kids will not throw any temper tantrums for this breakfast!!!
Kids love pancakes but they can take more time that you might have during weekday mornings. Why would you not try French toast instead? Beat 8 eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg or cinnamon. Soak up to 8 day-old bread slices. Heat a non-stick skillet and cook the slices, one at a time, turning the bread after 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Serve with syrup or sprinkle powdered sugar.
Cinnamon toast is another quick and easy breakfast idea for kids. Spread butter or margarine on as many slices of bread as you need. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the bread and place it in a 250-degree oven. Remove and serve when the butter or margarine melts.
Fruit salad would be something easy most children would love for breakfast. Cut up cantaloupe, strawberries, bananas, and oranges into bite-sized pieces. Mix together one tablespoon, honey with one tablespoon, orange juice. Drizzle this over the fruit and let the children dig in.
Parents do not want to give their children only sugar-sweetened cereal for breakfast. They want their kids to have something wholesome as well as being quick and easy. Try these simple breakfast ideas for your children to enjoy.
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