One of the many perks of homeschooling is having extra time in the morning for a full breakfast. A nutritious meal in the morning will help your child feel energized and focused as they start their day. Here are some simple breakfast ideas your kids will love.
A warm bowl of oatmeal is perfect for chilly mornings. Let your kids make the dish their own by setting out a variety of add-ins. Sliced bananas, walnuts, and berries are great options. Use pure maple syrup or coconut sugar to sweeten the oatmeal naturally.
Smoothies are a great way to get some veggies into your kiddo’s diet. Throw a handful of spinach into a blender with some frozen berries, yogurt, and milk. You can also add frozen cauliflower to any smoothie combo (like peanut butter & banana) and they’ll never be the wiser.
Egg in a Hole
This dish provides healthy fats, protein, and whole grains on one plate. Use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the middle of a slice of whole-grain bread. Place the bread in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil on medium heat. Crack an egg into the hole and cook until the egg is done, flipping if necessary.
If your child enjoys avocado, this is a great breakfast option that is full of healthy fats. Toast a slice of whole-grain bread and mash a few pieces of avocado on top. Add some sliced tomatoes for an extra pop of flavor. If your kid doesn’t like avocados, a sprinkle of salt will suffice.
Pancakes are the ultimate kid favorite, but most mixes are full of sugar and preservatives. Make your own version by mixing a ripe banana with two eggs and a pinch of cinnamon in a blender. Add some flour to make a fluffier pancake. Pour into a lightly oiled pan on medium heat and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until fully cooked. Top with maple syrup, peanut butter, or more banana slices.