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August 16, 2021
With many children starting a new school year or term this month, many moms, dads, and caregivers are looking for breakfast ideas that kiddos will devour…and that don’t take tons of time to prepare.
We’ve gathered 4 breakfast ideas that we think your little learners are sure to love. Let’s dive in!
Oatmeal is hearty way to start your morning. It’s packed with both fiber and protein, ensuring your child stays full until lunch time.
Cut down on prep time in the morning by making a large pot of oatmeal at the beginning of the week (we love this recipe from Epicurious), then just pop portions into the microwave or warm on the stove. This also allows you to change up the mix-ins for your kiddo. Try topping with a little agave nectar or honey, fresh fruit, sliced bananas, or crunchy granola with a few chocolate chips.
Kids tend to love anything that looks like a dessert, and there’s nothing more festive than a multi-layered parfait, full of protein-rich yogurt, slices of fresh fruit and nutty granola.
In this dish it’s yogurt that provides the protein needed to keep tummies full, while granola and fruit add fiber and plenty of important vitamins and minerals.
Some kids prefer savory breakfasts over sweet and avocado toast, currently a favorite amongst brunching millennials, certainly fits that bill.
Use toasted whole-grain bread for your base, top with mashed avocado and sprinkle with your favorite seasonings (we’re currently loving the garlicky, oniony, bagel seasonings that are now available in most grocery stores and markets). Top the avocado with crumbled nitrate-free bacon or pancetta and a fried or scrambled egg for a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
We’ll ride the savory train just a bit longer as we offer up these tasty mini quiches that kids absolutely love! We don’t know what it is about tiny food that intrigues them, but the fascination is real!
This recipe for quiche muffins by Culinary Hill is fantastic because of the many options offered. Trying to reduce carbs/gluten and looking for a recipe without a crust? She has an option for that. Want to make a variety of different flavors at one time? She has you covered there, too.
But we think the best part about this recipe is the fact the quiches can be made in advance, frozen, then popped into a hot oven for 5 – 10 minutes and…voila! A fresh, nutrient-dense breakfast is ready to go…and perfectly portable on those days when breakfast must be consumed enroute to school.
According to the CDC, eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved memory and mood and reduced absenteeism in school. It’s important to know it is possible to create healthy and nutritious breakfast items that come together quickly…and that kids will actually eat…without eating up too much of your time in the mornings.
From all of us at Nalakai, whether your children are leaving home for their education or starting their homeschooling adventure right under your roof, we wish all the little learners an amazing kickoff to the school term!
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