Now that summer vacation is here, your kids will likely be looking for more healthy meals to enjoy at home. Even if your kids have been attending virtual school for the past few months, they’ll likely feel the excitement of the summer season and want to wake up to a hearty breakfast in the mornings. If your children like helping you in the kitchen or you want to teach your kids how to be more independent, here are seven kid-friendly recipes that will make the summer even more fun.
1. Yogurt Parfaits
If your little ones like yogurt, you can add granola and fresh fruit to make parfaits. This light summer breakfast is packed with nutrition and is a tasty way to get your kids to eat more fruit. Help your children put the parfait together by putting layers of yogurt, granola, and fruit in a small bowl or cup. Let your kids pick their favorite fruits for this simple breakfast dish, and top the parfait with chopped nuts or chocolate chips for a satisfying crunch.
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3. Banana Bread Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a fun breakfast to make with kids since they’ll have something tasty to look forward to in the morning. Flavor the oats with the ingredients you’d use for a loaf of banana bread, such as cinnamon, vanilla, walnuts, and of course, bananas. You can also add chia seeds to the oats to give this morning meal a healthy serving of fiber. The oats soak up all the flavor overnight and you can make each serving in a small mason jar so each child will have their own personal breakfast in the morning.
4. Green Peach Smoothie
If you’ve been trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables, try adding them to a peach smoothie. This smoothie is a great way to get a serving of spinach or kale into your child’s diet, and the green color will make this healthy breakfast more appealing to children. The smoothie has the taste of peaches to hide the veggies and you’ll likely make this recipe several times during the summer.
5. Egg Breakfast Cups
Get the day started off right with a protein-packed breakfast. Scramble eggs and include your kids’ favorite ingredients such as chopped peppers and onions, cheese, olives, and mushrooms, and fill a muffin pan with the egg mixture. Bake until the egg cups are solid and serve with turkey sausage and fresh fruit for a fun and easy breakfast.
6. Fruity Nut n’ Honey Energy Bites
These no-bake energy bites are filled with fruit, nuts, and seeds and give your kids a nutritious breakfast option that makes for a fun group project in the kitchen. You can also make these energy bites for your kids to snack on during the day when they’re looking for something sweet.
7. Protein Waffles
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If your little ones enjoy waffles as a weekend breakfast treat, incorporate them into your summer menu with a healthy serving of protein. Fold a fried egg into the waffle batter for a complete meal and serve with fresh fruit or a side of yogurt for a breakfast that will keep your kids satisfied until lunchtime.
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