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Preparing healthy breakfast foods for your kids is easy. Letting them finish the food that you have prepared is another story. However, there are ways on how you can have your children eat the healthy foods that you made while enjoying them. It all takes a little creativity and a few servings of patience too.
Here are some of our recommended foods:
Pancakes for Picky Eaters
Let your kids measure 4oz wholemeal flour, ½ pint milk and 2 eggs for the batter, and fill with a choice of fillings including low fat cheese, lean ham and corn, roasted peppers and chicken, tuna mayonnaise, grilled mushrooms. You can also do sweets such as honey, pureed fruit, fresh berries, thinly sliced apple or mashed banana with cinnamon. Getting your kids involved in measuring and eve cooking their meal makes them interested and obliges them to finish their food.
Breakfast Smiley Face
This is simple, yet healthy and quick to prepare. In a plate, arrange 2 grilled button mushrooms for the eyes, 1 grilled cherry tomato for the nose and a line of scrambled eggs or baked beans for the mouth. Make sure that the face is smiling.
Funky Chunky Fruit Kebabs
Healthy breakfast foods at their best using grapes, berries, little pieces of melon, pineapple chunks and other bite sized pieces on sticks and let your child dip them into yogurt or fromage frais.
Cut or mould this dough into monster shapes and bake at 425F for 8 minutes. Shred 2 oz low fat cheese, add pinch mustard powder, 2 oz reduced fat butter, 1 egg yolk, 3oz wholemeal flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Serve these healthy breakfast foods with a little scrambled egg.
Mix 4 oz low fat fromage frais, 1 ½ oz crushed low fat cookies, 4 ox mixed berries and 1 tsp honey or maple syrup and serve in a little glass or bowl.
Smooth Dude Smoothie
Blend together ½ cup non-fat Greek style yogurt with a little ice, half banana and/or 4oz strawberries, ¼ cup skimmed milk for a refreshing healthy breakfast smoothie.
When preparing eggs over easy, cut your egg into a skull shaped figure and arrange two rashers of grilled bacon as crossbones underneath. Children love eating food in the shapes of themes they love.
You’re So Nuts Muesli
Make a bulk quantity of healthy breakfast foods and keep in an airtight container. A good combination for children is 1lb porridge oats, 1 lb dried fruit and mixed nuts, ½ lb whole-wheat cereal flakes and a cup of mixed seeds. For a change from milk serve with grated apple and apple juice, or natural yogurt, or a little honey, or a little bit of everything. Warmed milk is also good on a cold day.
Store bought muffins are usually loaded with calories so make your healthy breakfast foods for your children using 8oz wholemeal flour, 1 tsp baking powder, pinch salt, 2 egg whites, 2 oz sweetener powder, 2 oz bran cereal, ¼ cup vegetable oil. Soften the bran cereal in the milk then mix everything and divide into 12 muffin cases. Add some blueberries and bake at 400F for 20 minutes.
Get fruit into your children at breakfast time with this healthy breakfast foods recipe. Mash three ripe bananas and mix together with 1/3 cup reduced fat melted butter, ¾ cup sweetener powder, 1 beaten egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, pinch salt and 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Bake in a greased loaf tin for 1 hour. This is our healthier banana bread version, but I still like the original version though.