Because our little ones have small tummies and big nutrition requirements, we need to make sure they start their day off right with a good breakfast. Here’s 3 easy and nutritious breakfast recipes kids love—and parents and caregivers too!
Busy mornings can make breakfast a stressful time when cooking for your little ones. As a pediatric dietitian and nutritionist I always want to make sure my kids are getting all of the nutrients and protein they need to start their day off right.
In this post, I share three of my favorite easy and healthy breakfast recipes for kids. Each can be made ahead of time, so busy mornings run as smoothly as possible:
- Protein-packed egg bites
- 3-ingredient flourless banana pancakes
- Breakfast taquitos
What’s most important when it comes to breakfast is “staying power.”
A breakfast with staying power is one that will keep your kids fuller longer, and keep their bodies and brains energized and fueled for school. What’s also SUPER important (and I speak for myself), is that it’s quick and easy to prepare. And a bonus? If you can make it in bulk and freeze it.
Eggs are the perfect school-day breakfast food because they’re packed full of protein, which means they have staying power, and vitamins and minerals. My kids and I are going to show you how to make our three favourite school breakfast recipes, all of which you can make ahead and freeze for busy mornings. And for those little ones with allergies and intolerances, we’ve made these all gluten and dairy free! Psst—these also make for great additions to lunch kits too!
I seriously needed these tips this weekend – how are mornings always so hectic?!
Sarah Remmer says
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Kara Lydon says
Love how simple these are, make-ahead breakfasts can make a HUGE difference in how you start your day. I’ve got to try those taquitos!
Jodi Robinson RD, CDE, PTS, RYT says
I always love how easy and accessible you make your recipes! Anyone can make them!
Whitney E, R.D. says
All three of your breakfasts are amazing and I love the fact that you can make them ahead! Your meals look so delicious, fresh and flavorful. I don’t know which to try first 🙂
Cara @ Street Smart Nutrition says
I love those easy egg bites because I find a savory breakfast satisfies me so much more than sweeter breakfast options. Great suggestions!
Stacey Mattinson says
These are all such great ideas! I especially love the breakfast taquitos and make-ahead pancakes!
Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian says
Such creative and smart breakfast ideas that the whole family will love. This is our first year in kindergarten and the mornings are so hectic! Having make ahead breakfast like these will definitely help.
Katey Davidson says
Excellent recipes!! Such great content 🙂
Catherine Brown says
These look fantastic! especially the breakfast taquitos! Haven’t tried that yet, and I know my fam would love them!
Suzanne Woods says
Yes, a good breakfast has been proved again and again to be more important than we previously thought!
Some kids do not have a good appetite in the morning, but is important that we show them the importance of having their proteins and vitamins in the morning.
Also, lots of adults, still need to get convinced of this!
Thank you so much for these great recipes and ideas!
Sarah Remmer says
Thank you Suzanne for stopping by! I appreciate your kind words.