Easy Ideas for a Healthy Breakfast that Kids Will Actually Eat
It is no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what if your picky eater just doesn’t have an appetite for anything? We’ve got some great ideas for healthy breakfasts for picky eaters, with lots of recipes sure to curb even the pickiest of appetites.
Do you have a picky eater in your house? We’ve got some great ideas to help make breakfast fun and tasty. You can even get kids involved in the cooking process. It’s never too early to start teaching them about healthy eating habits!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important that we all eat something nutritious before heading out for our busy days. With these recipes, you can be sure that your family will stay full until lunchtime rolls around.
12 Simple Ideas for Getting Your Picky Eater to Eat a Healthy Breakfast
1. Add a variety of fruits and vegetables to your breakfast
2. Experiment with different types of eggs, such as omelets and scrambled eggs
3. Try adding cheese or yogurt to your breakfast cereal
4. Use whole-wheat bread instead of white bread for breakfast sandwiches
5. Serve pancakes with fresh fruit instead of syrup
6. Make sure you’re child is getting enough protein in the morning – serve them Greek yogurt, protein pancakes, eggs, or a handful of nuts
7. Make a smoothie with fruit and dairy products
8. Make an omelet with vegetables and cheese
9. Toast bread slices in the oven or toaster for a crispy texture then top with butter and a fruit spread
10. Serve cereal with milk or yogurt
11. Put out fresh fruit on the kitchen counter so it’s easy to grab when you’re running out of time in the morning
12. Prepare baked goods like muffins ahead of time that are easy to eat on the go for extra rushed mornings
27 Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Picky Eaters
Many parents struggle with making healthy breakfasts that their kids will actually eat. There are many healthy options that can be made, but a lot of kids don’t want to eat them. Today I’m sharing 27 healthy breakfast ideas that your picky eater is sure to love!
A little breakfast meal prep and you'll always have an easy morning! These Freezable Applesauce Waffles are gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and dippable! A customizable recipe perfect for kids, teens, even adults!
These are the BEST maple raspberry overnight oats. Rolled oats soaked in milk of your choice, with a mashed raspberry, maple syrup and brown sugar layer mixed in. Then topped with fresh raspberries and another drizzle of maple syrup.
This gluten free and nut free granola recipe makes the perfect crunchy and chewy granola to top your smoothie bowls, sprinkle over ice cream, or just eat by the handful! Made with only 7 ingredients and in one bowl for easy clean up.
This super easy and healthy 3 Ingredients Banana Pancakes recipe is the proof that breakfasts don't have to be complicated to be delicious. These quick Sugar-Free Banana Pancakes will be ready in less than 20 minutes and kids LOVE them!
These easy picky eater pumpkin bars are made with pumpkin, whole wheat flour, oats and Greek yogurt. These bars will help fill the kids up, provide some nutrition and give them something they actually enjoy!
How do picky eaters eat healthy?
When kids are picky eaters, getting them to eat healthy food may seem out of reach. At our house we have a few simple rules that make healthy eating easy for everyone:
Get your fruit and veggies in first thing in the morning with breakfast smoothies!
2. Instead of a big, heavy or sugary meal in the morning, go for healthy food options like Greek yogurt and oatmeal. This keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the morning without making you drowsy or sluggish when it is time to focus on school/work work tasks.
3. Set healthy limits for snacks. A healthy snack is one piece of fruit or a serving size of nuts and seeds (about ¼ cup).
4. Keep healthy drinks like water in the fridge so that your kids drink more throughout the day. If you have older kids, they can help by filling up their own water bottles before leaving home each day.
How long does picky eating last?
Studies show that children will often grow out of their picky eating phase by the time they are around eight years old. However, it can be difficult for parents to keep patience when trying new healthy foods only results in a negative response from their kids. The key is to continue encouraging your picky eater to try new foods. Be sure to try different healthy breakfast ideas so your child doesn’t get tired of always having the same thing!
Your child will be more likely to eat healthy foods if you make it fun. For example, making a face out of their pancakes or cutting up fruit into shapes with cookie cutters can help your little one get excited about trying something new.
You could also try a recipe book like Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook that has healthy and unique recipes your child will love! These are just some great ways to help get your picky eater eating healthy foods again.
The most important thing is keeping a positive attitude and showing them healthy eating habits can be fun. If you keep trying with different ideas, soon enough, your picky eater will enjoy healthy foods more than ever!
I hope these ideas will help you to get your picky eater eating a healthy breakfast every day. Thanks so much for reading – be sure to share this post with the buttons below if you liked what we had to say about how parents can make their children more receptive and willing to try new foods in the morning.
My name is Melissa Ringstaff and I've been blogging since 2001. I'm a pastor's wife and homeschooling mom living in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern KY. I believe you can organize and simplify your home starting today and I want to help you do exactly that.
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