Last updated on February 3rd, 2023 at 07:21 pm
4 Quick and healthy breakfast ideas for your child
Here are my top 4 quick breakfast ideas that you can whip up for your child. Getting your child off to a healthy start in the morning can be tricky when you are short on time and in need of something quick. It is even more difficult when you have a child that is on a special diet.
As a mom, it’s important to make sure your child is eating healthy foods. Not only for their health but also because they will have less of an opportunity to get into trouble if they’re not hungry and are feeling full!
Here are 4 quick breakfast ideas that you can whip up for your child that require less time.
#1 Ham and Egg Scramble
This recipe for Ham and Egg Scramble is a simple way to get your child to eat eggs. Start by cutting up ham, turkey, or whatever protein they like best into small pieces that will fit easily in the bowl with the egg. Begin breaking an egg over medium heat on a skillet coated in oil – scrambling it until done but not too dry as you prefer! Add the desired amount of sliced meat/protein mixture; salt and pepper if necessary, then mix together well, top with chives (optional)
#2 Avocado Toast with Protein
Avocado toast is the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe for your whole family. All you will need to make it happen are some bread and avocado! I usually put my toast in a toaster oven first before adding the cut-up avocados on top with whatever protein they like: turkey, ham, beef, or shrimp. You can mix and match until you find what tastes best!
#3 Yogurt with a Protein
This is a simple yet healthier breakfast for your child. You want to make sure you either make yogurt at home or pay attention to the sugar content in the store-bought yogurt. If your child is on a dairy-free diet, you can opt for coconut or almond-based yogurts as alternatives but be mindful of added sugars if choosing this option too! To keep sugar low and healthy while still enjoying some sweetness try purchasing unsweetened versions then adding honey, maple syrup, mashed fruit like strawberries- they’re especially good with plain Greek-style yogurt -or topping it off with fresh fruits such as sliced bananas that are naturally sugary without being overly processed by refined cane juice found in other types
#4 Muffins with a protein
I’m a morning person, but even for me, there are days when I just don’t have time to make a big breakfast. Luckily my freezer is stocked with premade muffins that can be heated up in the oven while I get the kids ready and topped with some fresh fruit on top yum!
Muffins may seem like an ordinary food choice for our daily meals; however, we forget how many different recipes exist and what types of ingredients one could add or take away from their recipe, altering its nutritional content!
Some people prefer making protein-rich zucchini + carrot muffin batches to store in their freezers, so they always have something tasty available when they need quick breakfasts for their kids that add nutritional value. Start looking for high-protein muffin recipes that you can make ahead and have ready to use whenever you don’t have time to cook a big breakfast.
You can simply add a protein of choice to the muffin, and you will have a healthier breakfast for your child.
One of the most important things we can do as parents are to make sure our kids eat healthy foods. This benefits their health and helps them stay out of trouble and free from distractions that may take away from school work.
I’ve found that not only does breakfast play a significant role in how your child can cope throughout the day but lunch matters as well.
If you are looking for some help getting started sending your child to school with their lunch, The Nutritional Spectrum School Lunch Guide might be just what you need! It takes the guesswork out of packing lunch and provides you with all the tools you will need to have success in packing your child’s lunch. You can find it here!
If you need more support, you can join my program which I created to help parents with kids on the autism spectrum.