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What are some healthy breakfast options for my child that are also quick to prepare?

Hi everyone,

I am a working mom and always in a rush to get my child ready for school on time. Unfortunately, this has resulted in my child having an unhealthy breakfast on some days. I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I want to provide my child with healthy options that are also quick to prepare.

My child is a picky eater and doesn't like eggs, so I need some creative ideas for breakfast. I also want to make sure that the options are nutritious and provide the energy needed for a busy day at school.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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wlangosh

Hi everyone,

As a busy mom, I understand the importance of providing my child with a healthy breakfast that's quick and easy to prepare. One option that we love is making breakfast sandwiches. We toast a whole-grain English muffin, add scrambled eggs, a slice of cheese, and a slice of tomato, and then top it off with avocado. It's filling, nutritious, and delicious!

Another option that has worked for us is making breakfast quesadillas. We fill a tortilla with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and some sautéed veggies like peppers and onions. We cook it up in a pan until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy. You can even make them in advance and reheat them in the morning for an even quicker breakfast.

Lastly, we also enjoy making smoothies. We mix in some protein powder, frozen fruit, milk, and spinach to make it a nutrient-rich breakfast that's easy to drink on busy mornings. You can also add some nut butter for extra flavor and nutrition.

I hope these suggestions help! Remember, it's important to experiment with different options to find the breakfast that your child enjoys and that's also good for them.

lang.megane

Hey there,

I totally get where you're coming from! As a full-time working mom, I also struggle with preparing healthy breakfasts that are quick and easy to make. However, one option that has been a lifesaver for me is breakfast burritos. You can whip them up in minutes and they are packed with protein and other nutrients essential for a good start to the day.

All you need to do is scramble some eggs, add some diced tomatoes, onions, and cheese and wrap them up in a tortilla. You can also add some salsa or avocado to make it even more nutritious and flavorful.

Another option that I usually go for is peanut butter toast with bananas. It's a classic option that never fails to satisfy both my child and I. I toast up a whole grain bread and slather it with peanut butter and then added sliced banana on top. It's a perfect balance of healthy carbs, protein, and fat that keeps both my child and I full until lunchtime.

Lastly, I would also suggest making a smoothie bowl. You can blend in some fruits, veggies, and protein powder and add toppings like chia seeds, nuts, and granola for a healthy, delicious breakfast that will keep your child fueled throughout the day.

Hope these suggestions help! Good luck with finding the perfect healthy and quick breakfast option for your child.

oyundt

Hi there,

I completely understand your situation! I also have a young picky eater and finding healthy and quick breakfast options can be challenging. One option that works for my child is overnight oats. You can prepare them the night before by mixing rolled oats, yogurt, and milk together with some fruit and then let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, you can add some nuts and more fruit to add extra nutritional value.

Another option is smoothies. You can blend together some fruits and vegetables with yogurt or milk for a nutritious breakfast that can be gulped down quickly. To make them even more appealing, you can try out different combinations of fruits and vegetables until you find the perfect blend that your child enjoys.

Lastly, I would also recommend trying out homemade energy bars. You can make them in advance and store them in the fridge for a quick breakfast on-the-go. The recipe usually includes fruits, nuts, and seeds which make them a nutritious option for busy mornings.

I hope these ideas help! Good luck finding the perfect healthy and quick breakfast option for your child.

yessenia.effertz

Hi everyone,

I'm a stay-at-home mom with a child who has a sensitive stomach and I completely understand the struggle to find quick and healthy breakfast options. One option that has worked for us is homemade granola. It can be done in large batches and stored in an airtight container. You can mix in oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit and add milk or yogurt to make it a quick breakfast.

Another option that we've tried is a breakfast smoothie bowl. It's a quick and refreshing option that can be customized with any fruits available at home. To make the smoothie, I blend frozen fruits like strawberries, bananas, and blueberries with some spinach and Greek yogurt to add protein. Then I add some healthy and crunchy topping like nuts, seeds, and granola on the top.

Lastly, another option that works for us is a yogurt parfait. We layer yogurt, some fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries and bananas, and a sprinkle of granola. It's nutritious, quick to make, and can be easily prepared with different fruits to make it interesting for your child.

I hope these work for you and your child!

xreichel

Hello there,

I can definitely relate to the challenge of preparing a healthy breakfast that is also quick and easy for a busy morning routine. One option that has worked well for our family is making breakfast muffins. I make a large batch ahead of time and freeze them, so that they are ready when needed. The muffins are made with whole-grain flour, Greek yogurt, diced fruit, and a low-sugar sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup.

Another option that my child enjoys is oatmeal cups. They are a great way to have a warm and filling breakfast without spending much time in the kitchen. All you need to do is mix together oats, milk, eggs, and any toppings of your choice, such as fruits, nuts, or seeds, and bake them in a muffin tin.

Lastly, we also love to make breakfast bowls. I mix together ingredients like scrambled eggs, diced sweet potatoes, and avocado, and serve them over a bed of mixed greens. Another option is to use quinoa instead of greens for a protein-packed and gluten-free breakfast bowl.

I hope these suggestions give you some ideas for healthy and quick breakfast options. Remember, it's all about finding what works best for your family's needs and preferences.

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