Schools are back in session for some of us, and this year, I’ve promised myself I will not start my son’s day off with a sugar-filled breakfast…so that means no cereal. We all know how much sugar is in cereals, no matter if it says, “a healthy breakfast for kids.” If you’re with me, then check out this list of 10 healthy breakfasts for kids to serve them before school each day.
10 Healthy Breakfasts for Kids
We all know what sugar does to our bodies, especially when we start the day out consuming it. If you don’t know or aren’t aware, sugar can spike your blood level so high, only to leave you starving for more a couple of hours later.
Here’s the reason why I’m writing this post.
For me, quitting sugar in my morning coffee was the best thing I ever did for my body. When I decided to do intermittent fasting, I had to give up sugar in the morning. That was three months ago, and I’ve never looked back, and I do not miss it. I’m no longer starving for lunch two hours after I just ate breakfast. Even though I used natural sugars in my coffee, sugar is still sugar.
So, if sugar does this to me, imagine what it’s doing to my son. Maybe not the same, but I’m not taking the chance anymore. Those Friday mornings with dad and donuts are no longer – they both just don’t know that yet!
Here are a few breakfast meals that my son will get before he starts his day off at school. He gets to choose. Hoping you all will find these to be a part of your healthy mornings in your homes.
Healthy Breakfasts for Kids
We need to fuel our kids with wholesome foods before school. Sorry moms that mean no sugar if at all possible. As much as brands say their cereals are a good part of daily nutrition for our kids, they contain sugar – lots of it. By no means am I knocking down cereals. Give it to your kids as a snack or even for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is not a bad thing. Cereal is great for on-the-go snacks. Place it in a blue water bento for long car rides.
- Strawberry, Banana, Mango Smoothie Bowl by For Modern Kids (the cute picture above)
- Banana berry breakfast boat with yogurt, berries, & nuts – serves two (see “how to” below)
- Almond butter hemp seed dipped bananas (see “how to” below)
- Nuts & berries in yogurt
- Morning berry smoothie with chia seeds
- Eggs & toast
- Avocado toast
- Guten-free steel-cut oats with berries
- Egg Muffins with spinach and broccoli by Natural Deets
- Easy Homemade Muesli by Served From Scratch
Just in case you’re wondering, my son will eat all the above, but he told me he would not eat #7 – Avocado toast. I’m still hopeful he will because he loves the homemade guacamole I make. If not, I will serve him the guacamole!
How to make a healthy banana berry breakfast boat
- One large banana
- Small container (5.3oz) plain Greek yogurt
- mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries)
- mixed nuts (blanched almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans)
- coconut flakes or shreds
- Cut banana in half longways. Place in a plate/bowl.
- Spoon yogurt over banana
- Drop mixed berries over yogurt
- Sprinkle a few nuts over that
- Top with shredded coconut
- Watch your kids go nuts!!
How to make Almond Hemp Seed Bananas
- One large banana (cut in 4ths)
- almond butter
- hemp seed hearts
Cut banana in fourths, spoon on almond butter, then dip in hemp seed hearts. Simple, uh? I almost called them “mushrooms” because they look just like it.
I hope you like these healthy breakfasts for kids, and that your kids will love them too. Do you have anything to add to my list here? Be sure to check out For Modern Kids’ fruit smoothie bowl. This one will be my go-to (she made it look at good)!
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