5 Creative Ways to Make Kids’ Breakfast More Exciting

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Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. That’s basically where we’re getting the energy that we need for the day; fuelling up your body for your activities. Kids especially need to have proper breakfast. Most kids however, can be very picky with what they eat. And so, it is important that mothers also learn creative ways of giving their children nutritious food while boosting their appetite. Foods that are high in calories, sugar, and fats don’t contain the nutrients a kid really needs. It also won’t fill them up for long. It is ideal to include fruits, vegetables, grains (make at least half your grains whole grains), protein (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans, nuts, and seeds), dairy products (low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt) to a daily breakfast meal.

Here are some easy to make healthy recipes that kids will surely love.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

parfait

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized fresh peach

1 8-ounce carton of low-fat yogurt

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ cup crushed wheat biscuits

2 teaspoons pancake syrup

1 tablespoon coarsely crushed almonds or walnuts

A pinch of ground cinnamon

How to Prepare:

-Peel and chop peaches but leave two wedges for garnish.

-Combine yogurt and vanilla.

-Scoop two tablespoons of yogurt mixture onto parfait glasses.

-Then top with crushed wheat biscuits, chopped peach and another tablespoon of yogurt mixture.

-Sprinkle with almonds and cinnamon then garnish with fruit wedges.

-Serve right away.

 

Mini Frittatas

mini frittatas

Ingredients:

6 large eggs

1/3 cup milk

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup boiled chicken breast fillet, chopped

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

How to Prepare:

-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a mini-muffin tin.

-Thoroughly mix eggs, milk, salt, pepper and parsley.

-Stir in chicken. Put cheese in all the muffin cups.

-Then pour in egg mixture until each cup is filled.

-Bake for 10 minutes or until tops turn golden brown.

-Let cool before removing from cups.

 

Vegetable Omelet

vegetable omelet 

Ingredients:

4 eggs

¼ cup cheddar cheese

1 tbsp chopped parsley

1 cup spinach leaves

½ cup sweet bell pepper

Salt and pepper to taste

 

How to Prepare:

-Beat eggs then add in salt and pepper.

-Whisk until frothy.

-Heat a skillet over medium heat then pour in egg mixture.

-As the egg mixture sets, sprinkle cheese and parsley. Then top with spinach and sweet bell pepper.

-Lift and fold an edge of the omelette over the filling.

 

Chicken Rice Topping

chicken rice topping

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup cooked rice

1 tablespoon salt

Enough water to cover the rice

¼ kg chicken fillet

3 tablespoon soy sauce

¼ cup cornstarch

A pinch of pepper

Canola oil

How to Prepare:

-Boil water with salt.

-Add rice and let it boil for about 5 minutes just to make it sticky and moist.

-Remove from water and put in bowls.

-Marinate chicken in soy sauce and pepper.

-Then pan fry it until golden brown.

-Remove from heat and put on top of rice.

 

Banana Pancakes

banana pan cakes

Ingredients:

2 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 ¼ cup low-fat milk

½ cup banana puree

2 tbsp sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg powder

How to Prepare:

-Whisk all ingredients together.

-Make sure that there are no lumps but do not over mix.

-Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.

-Pour in about a quarter of cup of batter onto the frying pan.

-Cook each side for about 2 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown.

-Serve with maple syrup.

 

It is not hard at all to prepare nutritious and delicious meals. It will only require a short amount of time, right ingredients, and a bit of creativity to make it more appetizing. Learn to prepare exciting meals for your kids while you can. Experiment and always think out of the box; because with food, sky is the limit to what you can create.

 

 

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