Healthy Breakfast Options For Your Toddler

Posted: August 24, 2019

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Is breakfast the most difficult time for you as a mother? Does your little one refuse to consume anything before going to school? Then here we are with some amazing breakfast hacks which shall ensure that your little one does not only eat breakfast but he/she enjoys it as well.

Try these out:

Peanut butter banana hotdog

The idea is to make it easier for your little one to consume breakfast. Hence, rather than loading a simple bread toast with loads of peanut butter and banana why not add these ingredients to a hot dog bun? Simple isn’t it? This way your little one would be able to consume it in a much better way.

         INGREDIENTS-

  • 1 Whole wheat/multigrain hot dog bun
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter (can be home-made as well)
  • 1 Banana
  • 3-4 strawberries (sliced) or pomegranate

THE NUTRI-SCALE-With enough fiber and protein to start the day, rest assured your child shall remain active at school and what’s more a dose of Vitamin C too.

METHOD-

  • Slit the hot dog bun and apply peanut butter.
  • Now add in banana and sliced strawberries.
  • Peanut butter banana hot dog is ready to serve
Pancake Fruitzy

It is difficult to prepare pancakes every now and then and all the more feeding your little one a pancake becomes extremely difficult. Hence you can store extra pancakes in the freezer and use them whenever required.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1 Pancake (frozen) (cut in small pieces with a cookie cutter) (You can prepare it well in advance and freeze it)
  • 4-5 Strawberries (sliced) or Peach/Kiwi/Apple
  • 1 Banana sliced
  • 1 Tsp honey
  • 1 Tsp powdered nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios)
  • 1 Tbsp yoghurt (optional)

METHOD-

  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients together and you are good to go.

THE NUTRI-SCALE – With anti-oxidants on the go and loads of Vitamins and Omega-3 this recipe comes out as a clear winner.

Banana Icy

Why add ice cubes to the smoothies you prepare for your little one ?A better idea is to freeze banana slices and use those for morning smoothies. Easy? Yes it is.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 2 Bananas sliced

METHOD-

  • Cut the banana in to slices.
  • Freeze these banana slices in zip lock bags and use them for smoothies and milkshakes. You can even place an ice cream stick in the frozen bananas and make them in the form of popsicles. Sprinkle some granola and choco chips if required

THE NUTRI-SCALE- A great source of magnesium, fiber, potassium and iron, banana can be the best breakfast idea for your little one.

Fruit Kebabs

While you might have heard about normal kebabs but fruit kebabs ? Yes, it is for real. All you need to do is use a skewer to add all your little ones favorite fruits and it’s done.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1 Banana sliced
  • 5-6 Strawberries (cut in to halves)
  • 1 Kiwi (sliced)
  • 1 Apple (cut in to cubes)
  • 1 Plum (cut in to cubes)
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Pear
  • 4-5 skewers
  • 1 Tsp honey

METHOD-

  • In a skewer add banana, strawberries, kiwi, apple, peach, pear and plum one after the other and end it with another banana slice. Drizzle some honey over it and your fruit kebabs are ready.
  • You can repeat the same process for other kebabs.

THE NUTRI-SCALE- This recipe is loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamins and what’s more? The fiber shall keep your child full for longer duration.

Freezy Yoghurt Popsicles

If your child is fussy and does not like consuming breakfast, then I am sure he/she would definitely love consuming these popsicles which are made of nothing but yoghurt.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1 Cup yoghurt
  • Mixed fruits (strawberries, orange segments, apple, plum, peach, banana )
  • Ice cream stick

METHOD-

  • All you need to do is get a yoghurt cup from the market, add the fruits an ice cream stick and freeze it overnight.
  • Next morning you would have a Popsicle with fruits in it.

THE NUTRI-SCALE- Yoghurt is a great source of protein and calcium and the fruits are loaded with Vitamin C,Vitamin A and fiber. This can be your on the go recipe.

Strawberry Sticks

It is as easy as it sounds! All you need to do is remove the stem of it using a straw. So let’s see how we can make it.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 5-6 Strawberries
  • 1 Tsp honey

METHOD-

  • Take strawberries and by sticking a straw in to you can remove the stems out without wasting any part of a strawberry
  • Drizzle some honey over it and it is ready.

THE NUTRI-SCALE – Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A.Not just that strawberries look really appealing which is why your child is bound to get attracted to this fibre,Vitamin C rich recipes.

Mini Egg Muffins

Are you bored of cooking eggs in a pan and all the more it takes time to get cooked? Then here is a quick fix for your problem.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp tomato
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp grated cheese

METHOD-

  • Whisk eggs in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for the cheese.
  • Add everything to a muffin tray and sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake it for about 5-10 minutes and your egg muffins are ready

THE NUTRI-SCALE- Eggs as known are a great source of protein and cheese only adds on to the protein ratio of this recipe. So go ahead and give this to your little one.

The Eggie Twist

Do you wish to prepare scrambled eggs but find it a cumbersome task? Then here is what you need to do.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 Tbsp spring onion chopped
  • Few baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1/4th tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ Tsp mixed herbs
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 Tsp oil

METHOD-

  • In a bowl whisk all these ingredients together and set aside.
  • Now grease the waffle maker and pre-heat it for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the egg mixture to it and you don’t really have to scramble it.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes and scrambled egg is ready.

THE NUTRI-SCALE- Eggs are a great source of protein and Vitamin A.The veggies add on to the fiber and vitamin content, making this recipe highly nutritious and delicious.

Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

While preparing oatmeal can take some time and at the same time it could be boring.Hence here is how you can cook oatmeal with a twist.

INGREDIENTS-

  • 2 Tbsp oats
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp nuts powder
  • 1 Banana mashed
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4th tsp cardamom powder

METHOD-

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and place them in a muffin tray.
  • Bake it for about 5-10 minutes or till done.

THE NUTRI-SCALE- Oats is a rich source of fiber along with banana adding to its magnesium content.Milk is enough to give a little dose of protein to your little one.In all an easy and filling recipe.

Peanut Butter Fruits

While your child might love peanut butter and not fruits as much, here is how you can make your child love both…All in one!

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter

METHOD-

  • Cut the fruits in whichever shape your little one likes and apply generous amounts of peanut butter.
  • An easy and simple breakfast is ready.

THE NUTRI-SCALE- Protein and fiber all the way. Not only does it make for a breakfast recipe, it is also tasty.

First published here.

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A Nutritionist,Clinical Dietitian,Speaker,health/fitness blogger who runs a nutrition website named NutriBond

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