10 Healthy Kids Breakfast RecipesLauren De Luca
Whole-Grain and Flax Blueberry Muffins 1 of 10Let’s face it — traditional blueberry muffins (although delicious) might not be the healthiest way for your kids to start their day. But don’t fret; these whole-grain and flax blueberry muffins are here to save the day. They’re low(er) in sugar and give your kids a healthy boost of protein, fiber, and whole grain goodness.
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Granola 2 of 10Keep a big batch of this homemade granola on hand for hectic mornings when cooking is the last thing on your mind. It’s delicious with milk or over yogurt, and it’s full of fiber, so your kids won’t be distracted by any mid-morning hunger pangs.
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Banana Bread Muffins 3 of 10On a rainy afternoon, keep your kids happy by enlisting their help in making a batch of these banana bread muffins. They’ll love mashing the bananas and helping you mix the batter. By making them ahead of time and freezing them, you’ve got a great hearty breakfast that’s ready to eat in
20 seconds flat.
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Eggy Creamy Cheesy Bagels 4 of 10On busy mornings, no one wants to worry about pleasing picky eaters; and that’s why this stepped-up version of the classic breakfast sandwich is a great pick. With sharp cheddar, velvety eggs, and tangy cream cheese atop a warm chewy bagel, it’s a tried-and-true breakfast that is sure to be a hit.
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Whole Wheat Breakfast Pastries 5 of 10Breakfast pastries have been a long-time favorite of the under-five-feet-tall crowd, but unfortunately, the store-bought varieties are so full of sugar, they’re usually more dessert than breakfast. Give your kids a breakfast they love that’s got the wholesome nutrients you can feel good about with these whole wheat homemade “pop tarts.”
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Skillet Breakfast “Mess” 6 of 10A good meal doesn't need to be pretty to taste good and this big breakfast "mess" certainly won't be winning any beauty contests. But with four food groups represented in this amazing one-dish meal, your kids will go off to school full, happy and ready to learn.
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Super-C Smoothie 7 of 10Keep your kids healthy and help protect them from classroom germs by giving their immune systems a much-needed morning boost with a vitamin C-charged smoothie. This powerful refresher contains superfood camu camu, which contains up to sixty times more vitamin C than an orange. Now, if only there were a way to fight the dreaded day-of-math-test “illness.”
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Blueberry Brain Boost Smoothie 8 of 10Give your kids the brainpower they need for a long day at school with this powerful (and totally yummy) smoothie. While it may not guarantee your kid will win the spelling bee, it is chock full of antioxidants and phytochemicals that help boost cognitive function and may improve memory.
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On-the-Go PB 9 of 10This stepped-up version of the sandwich fave packs a lot of nutrients into a perfectly portable package. Fresh strawberries, bananas, and low-fat granola team up with the traditional PB & J ingredients for a healthy hand-held breakfast that kids will love.
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Maple Bran Waffles 10 of 10Think waffles are weekend-only fare? Think again. To cut prep-time, mix up the batter the night before, or freeze a batch to pop in the toaster the morning of. With the maple syrup baked right in, they make a great grab-and-go breakfast perfect for munching en route to school (so long as you're not afraid of a few crumbs in the backseat).
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