- 1. Orange Pollentina
- 2. Proscuitto and Egg Panini
- 3. Dressed-up Yogurt
- 4. Crepes-On-The-Go
- 5. Greek Omelette with Pita
- 6. Chocolate Croissant
- 7. Yogurt and Granola Parfait
- 8. Low Fat Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins
- 9. Pop Toast
- 10. Breakfast Crostini
- 11. Eggs in A Hole with Berries and Yogurt
- 12. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 13. Breakfast Pizza Margherita
- 14. Farina With Apricots and Almonds
- 15. Maple Date Nut Oatmeal
- 16. Morning Sundial
- 17. Cherry Oat Scones
- 18. Scrambled Egg
- 19. Spaghetti Bolognaise
- 20. Rolled Bread
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Start your kid’s day off right with these healthy breakfast recipes for kids packed with fiber, protein and slow-burning carbohydrates. These healthy kids breakfast recipes will help your kids stay alert and engaged throughout the school day.
1. Orange Pollentina
Italians enjoy cornmeal or polenta in countless preparations. Polentina is a creamier, porridge-like version, often served for breakfast. An orange-infused dollop of tangy mascarpone cheese and yogurt is a rich, delicious topping. But feel free to skip the mascarpone and double the yogurt to save calories. To keep it quick, we use instant polenta or regular fine cornmeal. If you have time, the recipe will work with stone-ground cornmeal. It will take longer to cook, 15 to 20 minutes, but will reward you with rich texture.
2. Proscuitto and Egg Panini
There’s no need for fast-food breakfast sandwiches when you can prepare this upscale version in just 15 minutes. Kids don’t like prosciutto? Substitute with salami or ham instead.
3. Dressed-up Yogurt
This is a quick way to add sweetness and crunch to plain yogurt. You’ll get the nutritious benefits of yogurt without the excess sugar so often found in flavored yogurts. Any jam or nut combination can be added. Pair strawberry jam with pistachios for a colorful alternative.
While crepes may not seem like a quick go-to breakfast, with a little planning you can enjoy homemade crepes any day of the week. Simply make a large batch of crepes, refrigerate or freeze then enjoy all week long.
5. Greek Omelette with Pita
Greek flavors wake up the tastebuds in the morning without a lot of fat or calories. This handheld breakfast powers kids up with a good mix of protein, carbs and even a serving of vegetables.
6. Chocolate Croissant
You can make croissants in just 20 minutes. You’ll only spend five minutes assembling them from refrigerated crescent rolls and chocolate chips before popping them in the oven to bake.
7. Yogurt and Granola Parfait
Layering the ingredients in a pretty glass will make your kids think they’re eating dessert, not breakfast. They’ll get a much-needed dose of calcium and a big energy boost to start off their day.
These sweet treats have a surprise topping—thinly sliced bananas, along with chopped pecans and melted brown sugar. It’s easy to create individual buns using a muffin tin and pre-sliced refrigerated biscuits.
8. Low Fat Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins
These muffins provide 3 grams of protein, 94 milligrams of calcium, and aren’t your typical high-calorie confection. They’re made with fat-free yogurt and low-fat milk to cut back on unhealthy fats.
Thinking it’s unlikely you’ll have fresh strawberries on hand? No worries, this recipe calls for strawberry jam for flavor, so no need for special trips to the grocery store.
9. Pop Toast
Those sugary ready-made pastries are fun to eat fresh from the toaster. This homemade version is nearly as quick—but with less sugar and no artificial colors or flavors. The sky’s the limit when it comes to imagining taste combinations. You could make a different pop-toast every morning. Add thinly sliced fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries for a fresh flavor. Try adding peanut butter or cream cheese for an added boost of protein. Chocolate fiends could even try a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread instead of butter.
10. Breakfast Crostini
In Italy, families enjoy breakfasts of fresh bread, butter or ricotta cheese and fruit preserves. Ricotta isn’t just for lasagnas—it is drier than cottage cheese and milder than cream cheese, making it perfect for sensitive kid palates. Combine the ricotta and honey. Spread evenly over the baguette slices and top with sliced strawberries. You can also use cream cheese or lowfat Neufchatel in place of the ricotta.
11. Eggs in A Hole with Berries and Yogurt
Kids will love this fun take on eggs and toast. Rounded out with yogurt and fruit, this breakfast is a well-balanced meal.
12. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Every Christmas, Grandma gifts us a loaf of her famous banana bread. The next morning, I eat nearly the entire loaf with a generous amount of butter spread on each thick slice. My version of Grandma’s banana bread is loaded with dark chocolate chips. Slice banana bread, then toast and add a schmear of cream cheese or butter.
13. Breakfast Pizza Margherita
Top one half of the English muffin with the sliced tomato and then shredded mozzarella. Place it on a baking sheet, along with the other half of the English muffin. Slide under the broiler. Broil until the cheese is melted and browned in places. Remove from the oven and add the fried egg, if desired, and the fresh basil. Top with the other half of the English muffin. Now you can let the kids have pizza for breakfast with this healthy English muffin-version. The tang of the tomatoes, the creaminess from the cheese and the fresh burst of basil are just as delicious in the morning.
14. Farina With Apricots and Almonds
A refreshing change from a bowl of oatmeal, this warm, comforting dish is perfect on a cool morning. The sugar will melt as it comes in contact with the hot farina, creating a delicious syrup that kids will love.
15. Maple Date Nut Oatmeal
These 150-calorie breakfast bars are low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol while providing 3 grams of fiber in each sweet and nutty bar. They’re made with a combination of maple syrup, cinnamon, quick-cooking oats, pitted dates, applesauce, and walnuts and will have your kids saying, “more please” before they’ve finished chewing.
16. Morning Sundial
This pretty breakfast is like the citrus sun rising on a great day. It takes only 10 minutes to prep, but you can cut the grapefruit and oranges into sections the night before, and then simply plate this fruity, delicious, and healthy breakfast in the morning. The recipe calls for Greek yogurt but you can use any yogurt, including your child’s favorite flavor.
17. Cherry Oat Scones
These jam-filled scones look as good as they taste. With 4 grams of fiber, your kids will feel full until they make it to the cafeteria for lunch. This recipe uses cherries, but you can use cranberries, raisins, nuts, or whatever you have on hand. You can top the scones with Greek yogurt and sugar-free jam, but kids can also eat them plain.
18. Scrambled Egg
Eggs are always being the savior especially when it comes to preparing the breakfast in the morning. You can add a pinch of salt and pepper to strengthen the flavor. Bored with the original taste of scrambled egg? You can also add milk, spinach, carrot, mushroom and cheese to make a powerful breakfast for your kids.
19. Spaghetti Bolognaise
Just admit it, kids are loved to eat noodles. You can take this fact as your advantage. You can make spaghetti bolognaise with a proper portion. Don’t forget to add spinach or carrot. Your kids will not realize that they are already eating the vegetables.
20. Rolled Bread
Bread is the common breakfast especially for your kids. You can try to have an experiment by changing the visual by rolling it. You can try to fill this bread with various ingredients such as cheese or sausages. If you want to make a sweet snack, you can use banana or chocolate chips.