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Kids' Breakfast Ideas

5 Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Eating a good breakfast is important – especially for kids. It can improve concentration and lead to higher test scores and better behavior. But getting kids to eat breakfast can be tough – families are rushed, and some kids aren’t in the mood to eat first thing in the morning. But with these kids’ breakfast ideas, you can get their day off on the right foot.

1. Break Out the Bread
  • Spread peanut butter or almond butter on a piece of toast or whole-freezer waffle. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds.
  • Top toasted Pepperidge Farm® Cinnamon Swirl bread with low-fat cream cheese and spread with a bit of fruit jam or jelly.
  • Toast 2 slices of whole-grain bread and while the bread is still hot, place a slice of cheese between the bread slices. The cheese will melt slightly, creating a warm, delicious sandwich.
2. Say Yes to Cereal
  • Layer crunchy granola in a plastic cup with fruit-flavored yogurt – Greek style yogurt will add a protein boost – and a sliced banana or strawberries for an on-the-go yogurt parfait.
  • Attach snack-size bags of cereal to bottles of V8® V-Fusion® using a rubber band. Keep the bottles in the fridge for a grab-and-go drink and snack.
  • Make overnight oats by stirring together rolled oats, dried or fresh fruit, honey and yogurt in a small mason jar and refrigerate overnight. The yogurt will soften the oats for a yummy cold oatmeal breakfast.
3. So Good Smoothies
  • Create a smoothie bar the morning after a slumber party by setting up a variety of fresh and frozen fruits, juices, yogurt and milk. Let the kids pick out what they’d like to put in their own smoothie, then buzz everything together in a blender.
  • Make a smoothie bowl – it’s the same process and ingredients as a smoothie but using less liquid so the mixture is thick and spoonable, like soft-serve ice cream. Top with cereal, fruit and nuts.
  • Make smoothie pops – just make smoothies and freeze them in popsicle molds or paper cups with wooden sticks. Add sliced fresh fruit if you’d like. Then grab a popsicle on your way out the door in the morning.
4. Flavorful Fun with Fruit
  • Core an apple and fill the center with peanut or almond butter and raisins for a “walking salad.”
  • Give pancake syrup a fruity boost with frozen fruit. Stir together maple syrup and frozen berries, peaches, pineapple or mangoes. Microwave at high power until heated through. Serve on top of pancakes, waffles or French toast.
5. Egg-cellent Eggs
  • Scramble eggs and wrap them in a whole grain tortilla or serve on top of a toasted whole grain English muffin. Add a spoonful of salsa and shredded cheese for a flavor kick.
  • Keep boiled eggs on hand for on-the-go protein or to slice and use to top a piece of whole grain toast.
  • Fry eggs in rings of bell pepper. Start by removing the pepper top and its seed core, then slice the pepper into ½-in.-thick rings. In a skillet, crack the egg into the pepper ring and fry as usual.

Want to know how to boil eggs? Read: How to Boil Eggs in 3 Easy Steps