Five Non-Cereal Breakfasts Your Kids Will LOVE!

Five Non-Cereal Breakfasts Your Kids Will LOVE!

I get it, mama, I do…Mornings are HARD and most of the time we’re just trying to shove SOMETHING in their little mouths while we frantically pack lunch (that’s a whole post on its own!) and make sure everyone has all of their ish and looks presentable. I get it. But the kids deserve a breakfast that is going to fuel their little minds and bodies for a long, tough day of learning at school; not something that is going to leave them cracked out on sugar while they try desperately to sit still at a desk and leaves them starving for nutrients. That was a bit dramatic, but you get the point.

I’m a busy mom of three, my oldest two are 5 and 7 and in the 1st and 2nd grades, the baby is three and still home with me while I run my wellness studio (Haven Co. Riverside, if you’re ever in town). So believe me, I get BUSY and I understand how it feels.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day and we just need to simplify sometimes to make everything happen. Breakfast doesn’t have to be sugary crap to be quick and easy…I’ll share some of my favorite non-sugary-crap breakfasts with ya.

  1. Protein Shake

Before you judge, read on. Protein shakes in my home are a bit different; we start with a super clean protein (Tuvani, love all of The Food Babe products), add our favorite fruit and some veggies that they normally won’t eat (o hey spinach!). This is one of our faves:

  • 1 scoop Truvani Vanilla (use whatever clean protein you have)
  • Water, milk or plant milk to taste (we use water or almond milk)
  • Strawberries, raspberries, ½ banana
  • Large handful of spinach
  • Ice
  • Blend until smooth and serve in kid approved cups (are yours picky about the colors, too?)
  1. Monkey Toast

My kids named this one and it’s a fave around here. Super simple, my 7 year old can make it solo (which is even better!)

  • Whole grain bread , toasted
  • Peanut butter, spread on the toast (any PB will do but think clean, make swaps where you can)
  • Banana slices, placed on top of PB in a thin layer to cover the entire toast.
  1. Oatmeal

Not from a packet that has tons of sugar added to it….plain old fashioned oats sweetened with honey and fruit (and sometimes dark chocolate chips for a treat)

  • ¼ cup of oats
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Microwave for just under 1 minute
  • Add a bit of real, local honey to taste
  • Add some banana slices (or whatever berries your kiddo likes)
  • Stir and enjoy!
  1. Egg on Toast

My kids won’t eat this one with greens added yet but I keep trying! This one is super simple and with some added greens, it’s perfect for you, too, mama!

  • Whole grain bread, toasted
  • Crack an egg into an oiled pan to fry and season with some salt & pepper(I pop the yolk when I flip it because my kids don’t like runny yolk)
  • Butter the toast and add the egg to the top.
  1. Yogurt Parfait

Again, not the individual packs of yogurt that showcase characters and are loaded with added sugars. Buy a big tub of plain yogurt (good source of protein and great option for you as well, mama!) and sweeten with honey and fruit!

  • Plain yogurt ( I’ll add, the regular fat version is perfect)
  • Real, local honey(so many benefits from local honey)
  • Almond slices (you could add hemp seeds if your kids don’t mind the texture)
  • Berries (chop strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

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