Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Kids

Posted: August 23, 2022 10:42 am

Don’t send your kids to school with hungry tummies! Use these quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes to get the day started off right.

The average American house is bustling with activity in the morning. Parents preparing for work, kids getting ready to head off to school, and all the flurry in between can cause you to leave a few vital things out as you start the day.

It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Filling hungry tummies up with good nutrition sets the tone for optimal brain function, a healthy metabolic rate, and the ability to power through your daily activities. If your kids are clamoring for pop tarts and bags of chips, it may be time to prioritize breakfast for everyone in your family. Time is at a premium, and these recipes can get everyone filled up and off to a good start. Balanced with proteins, carbs, vitamins, and minerals, they are as tasty as they are nutritious.

Egg In A Hole
Preparation of this classic breakfast is as fun to make as it is to eat. Using a glass, simply cut the center of a slice of bread, toasting it lightly in a greased frying pan with melted butter. Once the bread has started to firm up, crack an egg in the middle and allow it to cook through, about five to seven minutes. Serve with sliced fresh fruit for a complete meal.

Microwave Cup Scramble
Scrambled eggs are a go-to for quick protein, and they can be combined with several mix-ins for variety and taste. Creating an omelet in a cup simplifies the process even further. Crack an egg in a microwave-safe coffee cup, mix in your favorite veggies, meats, and cheeses, and microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until set. Enjoy straight out of the oven with a slice of whole wheat toast.

Chocolate Almond Smoothie
Smoothies are an excellent way to grab a quick, nutritious breakfast without a great deal of messy cleanup. This particular smoothie tastes like a dessert, but it’s packed with nutritious protein, vitamin E, antioxidants, and flavonoids that will keep you running at full speed all day long.

Oatmeal With Berries
Some people avoid oatmeal because of its bland, neutral taste. In actuality, this superfood can be dressed up in a multitude of ways to provide optimal taste and premium nutrition that will meet several daily requirements for vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Adding ingredients such as almonds, honey, and fresh berries lock in vital nutrients while providing a power-packed taste and flavor that kids will ask for again and again.

Microwave Breakfast Burritos
Who said breakfast burritos were difficult to make? Grab your favorite fillings such as meats, cheese, and salsa, and fill up a flour tortilla-lined bowl with a blended egg and other favorite ingredients. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or till egg is set, remove from the oven, roll, and serve.

Nutella Toast
Breaking out the Nutella for breakfast is giving your kids the royal treatment. This sweet hazelnut spread is the perfect complement to sliced bananas. Premium nutrition from nut butter and rich vitamin and mineral content from the banana just might be what it takes to save the day.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Peanut butter and banana is a flavor combination that kids just can’t seem to get enough of. Sandwiches are standard, but this breakfast smoothie really kicks those flavors up a notch with protein and taste that will stay with them long after the blender is empty.

Strawberry Yogurt Bruschetta
Embrace breakfast without sacrificing style or sophistication. This strawberry yogurt bruschetta allows you to embrace the creative aspects of breakfast making without running short on time or taste. Take it with you for an on-the-go breakfast option that will have you dreaming about your next culinary creation atop a slice of toast.

Yogurt Parfaits
Breakfast doesn’t get easier than the parfait. A yogurt and fruit parfait opens up endless possibilities for fruit, nut, and granola options that you can layer for a beautiful presentation. Try berries, peaches, and vanilla granola with greek yogurt for a breakfast that is as nutritious as it is filling.

Bus Stop Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins are the gold standard of grab-and-go breakfasts, especially when the bus is honking on the corner. Little hands can stuff backpacks and cheeks as these wholesome muffins get the day started off right, no matter how rushed you may be.

Overnight Oats
With endless mix-ins and flavor options, setting and forgetting a batch of overnight oats makes the mornings a breeze. Stir in some berries, nuts, and nut butter, add some almond milk and let sit overnight in the fridge. Using mason jars allows each member of the family to customize their portion, leaving everyone satiated and satisfied as they seize the day ahead.

Apple Granola Towers
Picky and discriminating members of your household will love the combination of sweet, crunchy, and nutty that apple granola towers provide. Cutting the apples in advance allows even your littlest breakfast participant to stack and eat to their heart’s content.

Kale and Banana Breakfast Popsicles
Popsicles for breakfast? Has Mom gone mad? Getting kids to eat their greens just got easier with kale and banana breakfast popsicles. Sweeten with a dab of honey and maple syrup to pack additional kale in these delicious, nutritious, and indulgent sweets.

Hawaiian Roll Cinnamon Rolls
Some mornings just call for sweet, delicious, and indulgent cinnamon rolls. While many of us regard the weekend as more appropriate for this task, you can shave off some time and still enjoy Hawaiian roll cinnamon rolls made with store-bought Hawaiian sweet rolls. Enjoy!

Green Eggs And Ham Pizza
Pizza for breakfast doesn’t have to be cold pepperoni and fatty sausage. The green eggs and ham pizza is simply crafted with egg, store-bought pesto, and pizza dough. This will fast become a preferred favorite when you invite your young chefs to join you in adding toppings.

Pancake On A Stick
Combine the best of sweet and salty with these pancake and sausage combos on a stick. Resembling a corn dog, these delicious air-fried tidbits are not only delicious, but nutritiously kid-approved.

Fruit Kebabs With Yogurt Dip
This delicious breakfast option is comprised of just a few simple ingredients. Greek yogurt, blueberries honey, and vanilla form the yogurt dip in which your kiddos can dress their favorite fruit kebabs.

Peanut Butter Granola Bars
This fabulous recipe is perfect when you are looking for a make-ahead option for breakfast. Peanut butter granola bars can be baked on the weekend and stockpiled for weekday goodness on the go.

French Toast Roll Ups
It’s hard to imagine that anything can improve French toast, but these roll-ups take the cake. Simply flatten a slice of bread, add some of your favorite fillings and roll up into a neat and tidy package before being dipped and fried.

Breakfast Cookies
Breakfast cookies are packed with whole grain, nutritious goodness. Using whole wheat pastry flour, oats, and cereal flakes, these nutrient-dense cookies can be packed for a walking breakfast or healthy snack.

Waffles
Throw that box of frozen waffles out the window and try this quick and easy 20-minute recipe that you’ll serve your family with pride. Have a few extra minutes on a weekend? Make a double batch and store in the freezer for a busy morning.

Cereal Ice Pops
Looking more like a dessert than a breakfast, these cereal ice pops are the perfect breakfast for hot summer days. Combine your favorite breakfast cereal with greek yogurt and milk for a breakfast novelty that will have them singing for more.

Instant Pot Egg Bites
Instant Pot Egg Bites are tiny wonders that are power packed with flavor and nutrition. Containing everything that you might find in your favorite breakfast casserole, these tiny treats are ready in a flash, thanks to your instant pot.

Apple Bread
Move over banana bread, breakfast just got more interesting. This easy-to-make apple bread is packed with moist apple flavor, and kids can join in as they co-create something unique for breakfast. Serve with warm butter or whipped cream for an extra treat.

Popovers With Berry Sauce
Lighter-than-air popover muffins can be your family’s new breakfast fave. Let little ones help crack eggs, measure and stir as you put these flaky, delicious wonders together, complete with rich berry sauce.

Cheddar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches
Whip up some serious savor in the kitchen with some cheddar and bacon breakfast sandwiches. Add eggs, your favorite breakfast meats, and cheese, topping it all off with a savory and sweet maple mustard sauce.

Breakfast Tacos
Who needs the Taco Bell drive-thru when you can create a signature yummy breakfast taco at home? Options for customization are endless; choose hard or soft shell tacos, verde or salsa, and a myriad of toppings to make your morning spicy and memorable.


Load up the family with a delicious breakfast, and you’ll all be ready to tackle whatever comes your way. With this delightful selection of decadent yet simple breakfast offerings, the only difficult choice now is which one to make first!

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