A wholesome breakfast is an important way to start your child’s day off positively. With the morning rush, there’s usually not much time to prepare something that will take too long to make, but you can still prep a morning meal your child will absolutely love. No boring toast or cereal here. Check out these quick and easy breakfast ideas everyone will be excited to wake up for!
Quick Microwave “Omelets”
There’s no need to use the stove to make a tasty egg dish. You can pop a quick egg recipe into a non-stick or oil-sprayed microwave-safe container and have an omelet-type dish in minutes. Simply whisk 2 eggs (or use 3 egg whites for a yolk-free recipe) with a dash of milk, chopped veggies (any kind will do, but we love broccoli and mushrooms), and some cheese. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and combine all ingredients. Pour into your microwave-safe dish (go for a round shape no larger than 6-7 inches in diameter) and heat for about 2 minutes, or until set. Your child can eat as is or with a roll, bagel, or English muffin. Egg-cellent!
Quirky Quick Oats
Those single-serving oatmeal packs are perfectly fine, but why not take them up a notch by getting creative. Heat up the packet as directed, but add your own fixins for more flavor and texture. Try some mixed nuts, dried berries, brown sugar, and raisins for a belly-filling option. Or, you can stir in some jam and peanut butter for a fun take on a PB&J. If your kid is a chocolate fanatic, add a few chocolate chips and diced bananas. The possibilities are endless and are quick to heat up on a frantic morning. Make your own oatmeal concoction!
Pizza for Breakfast
Pizza for breakfast? Sure! Pizza can be a nutritious meal and the kids will go wild when they hear they’re getting their favorite meal first thing! Take an English muffin split in 2 or a small pita or flatbread. Top with thinly sliced tomatoes, low-fat shredded cheese and diced vegies. Pop into the toaster oven until golden brown and you’ve got a delicious breakfast. You can experiment with different toppings like ricotta cheese, turkey sausage, or even pineapple. The kids are going to love this!
Fruit and Yogurt Wraps
Fresh fruit and high-protein Greek yogurt make for a sweet and healthful breakfast. Take a whole wheat or plain soft tortilla and spread a thin layer of plain or vanilla thick Greek yogurt all over one side. Line the middle with sliced strawberries, bananas, kiwis, and other fruits your child loves to eat. If your kid likes cinnamon, sprinkle some onto the fruit. Fold over the sides of the tortilla and roll into a tight wrap. Slice in half, and you’ve got a hand-held breakfast that your child can even take on the go. That’s a wrap!
What are your quick breakfast ideas? We’d love to try something new too! For more like this, visit All My Children’s blog.
By: Melissa A. Kay