5 Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

by Jennifer Boudreau on September 12, 2014

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5 Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will LoveThe morning rush – Whether you’re a working mom or a mom rushing her kids off to school, the morning is a hectic time of day. Not only is it busy, but you also want to give them a great head start on their day!

With that being said, here are my top 5 breakfast ideas your kids will love!

Did I mention they’re nutritious too? And all just happen to be gluten and dairy free.

Gluten & Dairy Free Banana Muffins: We originally made these muffins for our daughter, but it’s our youngest son who is literally obsessed with them right now. They’re so delicious. I’ve literally seen toddlers have drag out fights over these things. Made with almond flour, oat flour and a little bit of coconut sugar, you can feel good knowing you’re not pumping your kiddo full of refined sugar or flour first thing in the morning. The last thing you want to do is have your kiddo’s blood sugar level spike and then crash first thing in the morning. That is NOT a great way to start the day, especially for kids who may be naturally hyper anyway. We make these as mini muffins, cut them in half and add peanut butter. We use organic Kirkland peanut butter from Costco because it has no added sugar. Prep these muffins on Sunday for the week, and you’re good to go! We always make a double batch.

Homemade Larabars: Dates and cashews… Yep, that’s all that is in these tasty bars. They’re super filling and always in our fridge. When you give your kiddo a Larabar for breakfast, you’re loading them up with fiber, magnesium and protein. If you have a kiddo struggling with constipation, these are great to help “aid” the process. You can even add some extra peanut butter on top to get in some extra protein and keep them fuller longer. Limit to eating only one bar though because dates are a high glycemic fruit, which should always be eaten in moderation.  If you’re not up for making these from scratch, you can always buy Larabars at Kroger, Meijer or most health food stores.

Oat & Almond Flour Pancakes: Just like Eve’s Happy Belly Banana Muffins, these are made with oat and almond flour and taste oh so good! Do you want to know the biggest perk? No sugar added, none at all. In true Boudreau fashion, we add some peanut butter and make them into sandwiches. Prep these at the beginning of the week and store them in the freezer, then pop them in the toaster and they’re ready to serve. The peanut butter actually melts a little bit and makes these extra yummy. You can also make these as waffles.

Peanut Butter & Apples: This has been a go-to-breakfast in our home for years. Packed with fiber and vitamin C, apples are a GREAT way to start your little rascal’s morning. Add some protein by having them dip their apples in peanut butter. Tastes delicious and you know they’re starting their day off with great nutrition.

Hardboiled Eggs: Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Not only are they a perfect source of protein, they’re packed with Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B, Phosphorus, Selenium and many other vitamins and minerals. You can’t go wrong feeding your child an egg. You can boil several eggs at the beginning of the week and have them ready when you need them. These are also a great after school snack to hold them over until dinner. We buy organic eggs from Costco.

Good luck! I know how the mornings can be tricky. You need your child to eat well and eat quickly. Hopefully your little one or little ones enjoy some of the foods on this list and are able to start their day off right!

Tell me, what are some of your go-to nutritious breakfast foods?

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