10 healthy fun snacks for your kid’s breakfast

When we think about preparing a healthy breakfast for kids  our options are endless. But how can we make breakfast, which is said to be the most important meal of the day, as healthy and as energy filled as it should be. Well, here are some healthy snack recipes which you can serve to your kids.

a healthy snack with egg and avocado

1.      Toast with Avocado and Egg

You need a few ingredients :

  • 2 slices of lightly toasted whole-grain bread,
  • an avocado,
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs

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Spread the smashed avocado onto the two slices of toast then place on each slice a fried egg sunny-side-up. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top for a flavor boost. The eggs will provide a healthy dose of protein, the whole-grain bread will provide the necessary fiber intake to keep your kid full for longer and avocados provide vitamins E and B as well as folate, among other benefits. This breakfast option is very appealing to kids because it is very colorful.

  1. 2.      Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Prepare this healthy breakfast using :

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup of soy or almond milk
  • a few ice cubes

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Blend a frozen banana with a cup of soy/almond milk and the two tablespoons of natural peanut butter. Except the fact that smoothies are the perfect on-the-go snack, for both kids and adults any time of day, this particular one will be a delight for your kid.

 It is delicious and energy packed. Bananas are rich in iron which means they are very good for anemia and potassium which helps your kid stay alert. Peanut butter also gives your kid vitamins, fiber, minerals and other nutrients.

Unsalted peanut butter has a great potassium-to-sodium ratio, which counter the dangerous cardiovascular effects of sodium excess.
Several studies have revealed that people who include nuts or peanut butter in their everyday diet are less prone to heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat nuts regularly.

 

  1. 3.      Breakfast parfait

You will need:

  • ¾ cup low-fat plain yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup apple chunks/ pineapple chunks/ papaya, etc. (replace with any of your kid’s favorite fruit)
  • 2 teaspoons wheat germ

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Place the low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese in a small bowl, top it with fruit and sprinkle with wheat germ. This easy healthy breakfast snack for kids provides calcium and vitamin C to help your child start his day right.

 

  1. 4.      Fast Breakfast Taco

You need to have :

  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons of low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 1 egg

healthy snack from eggs and taco

Scramble the egg and cook it in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, and stir until the egg is cooked through. While the egg is cooking top tortillas with salsa and cheese and heat in the microwave until the cheese melts, then distribute the scrambled egg between the tacos.

This taco is the perfect alternative to your kid’s fast food cravings. The egg and cheese provide the proteins your kid needs to grow stronger and make antibodies.

 

  1. 5.      Tomato and Ricotta Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients for this quick snack :

  • 2 slices of whole-grain bread (fresh-baked)
  • 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese
  • A pinch of salt
  •  pepper
  • 1 beefsteak tomato

 

Take the slices of whole-grain bread and spread each slice with ricotta cheese. Blot 1-2 slices of fresh beefsteak tomato with a paper towel to remove extra liquid, add them to the sandwich and sprinkle some salt and pepper for flavor.

This healthy breakfast snack provides calcium (cheese), magnesium (tomato) and fiber (whole-grain bread) which means it is perfect for your kid’s start of the day.

 

  1. 6.      Apple sandwiches

As title says , the ingredient list is short :

  • 1-2 apples
  • Peanut butter or almond butter

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Core then slice the apples width-wise into round slices or any fun shapes that your kid may enjoy. Spread some peanut butter (almond butter) on one slice and top with the other. This is a delicious and vitamins packed morning snack . 

 

  1. 7.      Mini Pizzas for Breakfast

You will need:

  • 1 whole-wheat English muffin, split and toasted
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 slices of pepperoni

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Preheat the oven over medium-high heat. Then coat a small nonstick skillet with a bit of cooking oil, add the beaten egg and fry for 1 or 2 minutes until set into soft curds.

Spread the marinara sauce onto the English muffin halves, add the scrambled egg, the cheese and the pepperoni then put in the oven for 1 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted.

This healthy snack recipe has all the necessary nutrients that your kid needs fiber, vitamins, calcium and protein as we already said here .

 

  1. 8.      Peanut butter, Banana and Chia seeds Sandwich

For this healthy breakfast that toddlers  love , you need :

  • 2 slices of whole-grain bread
  • 2 teaspoons of peanut butter
  • ½ banana (sliced)
  • and a sprinkle of chia seeds

Spread the two teaspoons of peanut butter on the 2 slices of whole-grain bread, place the slices of banana and sprinkle them with some chia seeds (or replace with other seeds that your kid likes). This is a very healthy breakfast  for your kids as it contains a lot of vitamins and minerals.

Also chia seeds have six times more calcium than milk.

 

  1. 9.      Five-grain cereal with Apricots, Apples and Bananas

The healthy ingredients are :

  • 2/3 cup dried apple, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried banana chips
  • 1 1/4 cups steel-cut (Irish) oats
  • 1/2 cup cracked wheat
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup uncooked regular grits
  • 1/3 cup wheat bran
  • 13 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Get the coffee or spice grinder and place flaxseed in and process until it is coarsely ground. Combine the flaxseed, oats and the remaining ingredients except the water in a big bowl and stir well to combine. You should store the rest of the mix in a cool dry place to use later.

Bring the water to a boil in a large pan then add the cereal, cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, and stir occasionally. Then uncover and cook for another 2 minutes until thick. Serve immediately.

This is a fiber and vitamin packed healthy snack for breakfast that will give your kid the energy he needs to carry out his activities.

 

  1. 10.  Whole-grain waffles and Carrot Breakfast Sandwich

Let’s see what we need :

  • 2 whole-grain frozen waffles
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

carrots-and-waffles

Toast the waffles and spread the cream cheese on one of them, add the shredded carrot, the raisins and walnuts. Drizzle a bit of maple syrup then top with the other waffle.  

This quick healthy snack is rich in vitamins, potassium, calcium and magnesium so it is a very suitable breakfast that your child will also enjoy not only benefit from.

 

These are only some easy healthy snack recipes that will be ready in a couple of minutes but which will ensure the essential nutrients for your kid’s growth and development. Have fun and stay healthy!

 

 

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