Monday, 17 June 2013

New Ideas For Easy to Make Breakfasts For Kids

Kids and adults, too, need to eat breakfast every day. Breakfast means break the fast. Kids will do better in school and parents will do better at work if they eat breakfast. Here’s few easy recipes: Nutty Fruit Breakfast Wrap -1 whole wheat tortilla, ¼ cup low fat vanilla yogurt, ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit like blueberries, ¼ tablespoon of toasted wheat germ (high in folic acid and vitamin E) and 1 tablespoon chopped nuts like walnuts.

Scrambled Eggs            

I find that we do better with a plenty of protein and vegetables. This favorite breakfast gives us a good start to the day! My daughter has been eating this make breakfast  kids since she was quite little and still loves it at age 5. So you don't end up using three pans, stir-fry the zucchini in a little fat and salt until soft, remove from pan. Cook the sausage in the pan (I use bulk sausage with no casings). Remove from pan.

Pumpkin Seed Butter
This homemade seed-butter is delicious on apple slices and on toast. For a special treat, spread over whole-grain bread (I recommend sprouted grain bread) and cover with sliced bananas. It's a nice change from peanut butter, and makes a quick meal on the go.

Whole Grain Pancakes
You can also spread the pumpkin seed butter, or nut butter of your choice on pancakes. I like to keep pancakes in the refrigerator and freezer to toast on-demand at breakfast. This recipe soaks the flour overnight, Make Pasta Carbonara which not only reduces anti-nutrients present in whole grains, but also makes the end product fluffier and lighter.

Dried Fruit
Another option is amaranth (a traditional and nutritious whole grain), which makes a delicious hot cereal. I love it with a bit of pastured cream and pure maple syrup, and my family does, too. Oatmeal is always nice, but this recipes mixes things up a bit.

Healthy baked goods
Another do-ahead breakfast is having premade, nutritious muffins or biscuits on hand. You can serve with a quickly scrambled egg and a piece of fruit. My favorites include this, once again, soaked, whole grain biscuit. For a gluten- and grain-free baked good, this Spiced Apple Muffin is also a favorite. This muffin recipe uses a lot of eggs to bind the fiber-rich coconut flour together, so it's very protein and fiber-rich.

Fruit smoothies
We are a smoothie-loving family. Smoothies are popular with children because they are sweet, and they make an easy medium for adding in probiotic foods, like yogurt or coconut kefir. You can also grind up chia seeds or pumpkin seeds for more protein. Buy some paper straws, and your child can sip their smoothie on the way to school, if needed. I don't add any sweetener, but simply add a naturally sweet banana to the fruit mix.

Italian Breakfast Skewers
We adore this recipe. It does take more time, however, so do it on a less hectic morning. My 5-year-old loves them!

Black Bean and Egg Burrito
We love these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are protein- and flavor-packed.

Parenting can take a lot of creativity and patience, and getting your children to eat well is no exception to that rule. Remember that it is a journey, especially if your child is used to super-sweet cereal. But with persistence, good food and kindness, you are sure to make headway in feeding your child nourishing food for breakfast.

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