Getting your little bambinos to eat nutritious food is, in itself, a tall order, let alone talking them into eating wholesome breakfast. But mommies, the secret here, is to turn healthy into tasty! Put on your creative caps and invent cool and healthy breakfast ideas that your toddlers will just lap up!
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is something we have all heard during our childhood and made faces about, only to realize now that mom was right! Of course, telling your toddlers that is not going to make them want to eat a healthy breakfast. Now that we know the importance that it holds for children, especially a toddler, who is at a developing stage and needs all the necessary nutrients for proper growth, we want to provide our little one with nutritious breakfast. So, how can we make the kids eat a full and healthy breakfast especially in the morning when we are rushing out to work and have a ton of other chores? Though it can seem a little challenging, there are a lot of breakfast ideas for toddlers that are tasty, fun, and nutritious too.
So, what exactly should nourishing breakfast ideas for a toddler include? Perfect healthy meals for your little bambinos should contain proteins, fiber, calcium and should not have too much sugar. Also, concentrate on the visual appeal. This will make breakfast seem more interesting and fun.
Strawberry Cream Pinwheels
This is a great choice for a healthy breakfast and is basically a whole grain tortilla with strawberries and cream cheese. Spread cream cheese on a small whole grain tortilla. Add sliced strawberries to give color to it. Roll it and cut it into pinwheels. If your kid does not like strawberries, then you can try this with blueberries or pineapples.
Yogurt is a great choice for creating different toddler breakfast recipes. To make it more interesting and colorful, add your little one’s favorite fruits. Alternate layers of yogurt with all kinds of fruit, such as berries, bananas, peaches, mangoes, etc. You can also add granola bars or cereals for a crunchy taste. Creating this colorful and crunchy breakfast is sure to lure any kid.
Egg in the Window
If you want a more traditional breakfast for your kid, then all you have to do is to be a little creative with breakfast egg recipes for toddlers. For example, cut a hole in a slice of the bread with a cookie cutter (in any interesting shape). Next, spread butter or margarine on both sides of the bread . Then, put the egg into the hole in the bread and cook till the bread is browned and the egg is cooked. This will definitely delight and interest any toddler!
On the days your toddler refuses to eat breakfast, convince him to “drink a colorful new drink”. A fruit and yogurt smoothie recipe is easy to make, practical, and nutritious. Use bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or any other fruit with low-fat yogurt and milk. Just toss it all in the blender, and it’s all ready. You can put in colorful umbrellas (make sure the umbrella does not have a pointed edge) to lure your toddler.
Pancakes with Chocolate Chips
Saying chocolate is enough to get your toddler to pay attention to his breakfast. Since pancakes contain milk and eggs, they are already rich in calcium and to make pancakes more healthy; add fruits and even nuts along with the chocolate chips. Also you can use cookie cutters to make pancakes in different shapes.
You can be creative and come up with tons of such ideas that will not be just nutritious but tasty. The best part is that all these ideas are not time-consuming. With these ideas, your toddlers will definitely look forward to breakfast every mornin’.