Morning Routine Tips for Kids
Getting your kids ready in the morning is usually not the most anticipated part of your day. Especially if you have multiple kids with various taste preferences, picking or arranging a breakfast that everyone will want to eat and is healthy for each of them is one of the hardest parts—especially if your child (or all of them) is a picky eater or if you’re always on the go!
Although there are recipes that your kids will devour before they’re off to school (chocolate chip and whipped cream banana smiley pancakes, for example), they might not be the healthiest breakfast options to give your child the energy they need to get through the day.
The best part? You can even have your kids pitch in with their part in helping prepare breakfast.
Easy Kids Recipes
Here are three breakfast ideas that are healthy, easy to prepare and taste great, too!
Bite-Size Breakfast Burritos
A simple solution for on-the-go kids and parents, the mini breakfast burritos are ready to be rolled up and tucked away. With hardly any mess, this breakfast is a great option to choose from when rushing your kids away in the car, so they can eat in the backseat, made for them, with no worries for you about making a mess!
All you need is:
2 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
3 tbsp. chopped red or green capsicum
1 tsp. non-stick cooking spray
1 tbsp. water
All you‘ve got to do is:
- Cook the capsicum in a pan, separate and set aside.
- Cook the eggs and water together in a pan, don’t scramble.
- Cut the “omelet egg” in half and place each one half on each tortilla.
- Sprinkle the cooked capsicum and roll up.
You can easily substitute capsicum for something else or add in more veggies or whatever your kid loves that boosts their nutrition!
However, capsicum have a ton of benefits for your kid. They are packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and high in fibre. The eggs also pack a punch—of protein, that is!
Healthy Apple Muffins
For your kids who have a sweet tooth, these apple muffins contain natural sweetener and are easy on the tummy because they’re much healthier than the sugary alternative!
This is a perfect choice for your kids on-the-go. You can also have them lend a hand to help out in preparing them, whether you do so as bonding on the weekend before the school week or have an early riser willing to help out. With supervision, they can help cut up the apple or strawberries or even help mix.
What you need:
2/3 cup of self-raising flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp maple syrup
80 ml of coconut oil
50 g dried strawberry
How you make them:
- Preheat oven to 200° Prepare ingredients by whisking the eggs with the maple syrup, cinnamon, and coconut oil.
- Cut and grate the apples right into the mixture.
- Add the strawberry pieces.
- Mix the flour in and get ready to bake!
- Use a muffin tin to spoon out the batter and bake until golden and cooked in the middle (approx. 20 mins).
This is a perfect, healthy breakfast option to feed your kids that also gives you a chance to share the experience that often comes with baking. You can use this experience to teach them that baking can also be healthy, when choosing various healthier options rather than always going for their sweet tooth and reaching for the chocolate. You also incorporate the healthiness of fruits into their breakfast.
Not only are these a brilliant idea, they’re also highly practical, as well. Simply made (just have to be prepared in advance), these granola cups are a great alternative for the boring yogurt out of a cup in the morning.
Multitasking at its finest, the granola cups are also amazing for mum, too!
Bake them up before:
3.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
3 egg whites
2/3 cup honey
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of kosher salt
Sliced, fresh strawberries
How you do it:
- With the oven preheated to 180°C, combine and prepare the cups.
- Combine the oats, the coconut, the coconut oil, egg whites, salt, cinnamon, and honey.
- Use a muffin tin to pour and form the granola cups. Press them on the sides with your fingers.
- Bake from 12 to 14 minutes.
- Once finished, place overnight (although they only need 20 minutes) in the fridge to cool so they are ready for breakfast.
- When preparing, slide each granola cup out, place a bit of greek yogurt and add sliced strawberries.
You can also change up the fruit selection—they don’t have to be strawberries! You can add bananas, cut up apples, blueberries or other options.
Although they might get a bit messy when biting at the bottom, you can easily take them on the go—just make sure to bring a napkin for after!
Especially if you’re loading up your kids for an early morning road trip, any of these recipes are a great idea to have a bite while on-the-go.
After you’ve gotten them sound asleep in your car, keeping their milk, yogurt or OJ cold along with the rest of the breakfast until they wake up might be a bit of a tricky affair. BodyICE Kids gel packs are the perfect addition to slip into any lunchbox to keep all beverages cold and breakfast fresh—no matter how long it is until your angels are ready to eat!