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7 Ways to Make Breakfast Fun

7 Ways to Make Breakfast Fun

We all know that a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The problem is getting kids to eat it. Some kids aren’t morning people; some want nothing but sugary cereal. Some kids want to eat the same thing every day, and others need some variety. I’ve come up with some creative and healthy new breakfast ideas so my own don’t get tired of the same old things.

These ideas are even more fun if you have your kids help you make them; they’ll enjoy helping in the kitchen, and they’ll be more than happy to eat their own creations.

1. Fruit Pizza

Make a pizza crust and let it cool, or use flatbread. Spread it with a favorite flavor of yogurt, then top with sliced fruits. Bananas, strawberries, grapes… almost any fruit will work.

2. Parfaits

In a parfait cup or a juice glass, alternate layers of yogurt with fruit, and top with granola or cereal. For a rainbow effect, use different flavors of yogurt and different fruits for each layer.

3. Fruit Kabobs

This is as easy as it gets. All you need is some bowls of various sliced up fruits and some skewers. Supervise the kids while they create the fruit combinations they prefer. Have some yogurt on hand for dipping.

 

4. Make-Your-Own McMuffins

Scramble an egg, and layer it with cheese and a slice of ham on a toasted whole wheat English muffin. For something different, try using Swiss, cheddar, or mozzarella cheese, or use turkey sausage or Canadian bacon instead of ham.

5. Strawberry Pinwheels

Start with a small whole grain tortilla. Spread it with low fat cream cheese – regular is fine, but you can also use cream cheese that comes in flavors like strawberry or blueberry. Top it off with sliced strawberries, then roll up the tortilla and slice it into pinwheels.

6. Put Peanut Butter On It

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and most kids love it. It’s good for so much more than sandwiches and actually makes a great breakfast food. Spread it on toast or English muffins, or even pancakes or waffles, then top with banana slices, preserves, or raisins. Or make ants on a log by slicing a banana lengthwise, spreading the flat sides with peanut butter, and sprinkling with raisin or dried cranberry “ants.”

 

7. Breakfast Smoothies

Throw some milk, yogurt, and protein powder in a blender, and then add some frozen fruit, like strawberries or blueberries, and a sliced banana. Blend, pour, and go.

When all else fails, forget the rules. Some people, kids included, simply don’t care for “breakfast food." And that’s okay. What matters is that they get a healthy meal in the morning. A turkey and cheese wrap or an English muffin pizza made with tomato sauce and low fat mozzarella is healthy too. Include a piece of fruit and a glass of milk, and you have a healthy lunch for breakfast.

What are your favorite fun breakfast foods?

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EricaHite EricaHite 3 years
They all had protein. Yogurt, cheese, eggs, ham. Great ideas, and fast and easy. Thanks.
MarciaPurday MarciaPurday 3 years
Only three were protein type foods.
MarciaPurday MarciaPurday 3 years
These are not protein breakfasts. Very disappointed.
HollySchafer HollySchafer 3 years
my one son has dispracia sorry if spelled wrong . and wont eat fruit or veggies due to there texture how can i make sure he is getting enough protein in his diet ?
AmandaWilkes55762 AmandaWilkes55762 3 years
Yeah, nice idea, but most of these ideas are very time consuming and not very practical for the working mum. Not to mention quite expensive! Though on the weekends they would work.
AqilaBeckford AqilaBeckford 3 years
Not about 5 protein bfast :-(
sunniBhakta sunniBhakta 3 years
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