3 Easy Healthy Breakfasts For You And Your Toddler
The days of making oatmeal with different fixin’s for myself every morning are a distant memory. Now, fixing breakfast for my toddler is a task that has to be done quickly, and until I landed on these meals and my morning routine, my own breakfast was an afterthought.
Which is a shame because I love breakfast.
Just like you, I need breakfast to be something quick, but don’t want to feed him highly processed crap. Also, finding something we could both eat was a huge 2-for-1 bonus!
Here are my three go-to breakfasts that fit that bill:
Whole grain frozen waffles and fried egg
You may think what I did when I ventured into the frozen waffle section, “anything pre-made, boxed, and frozen cannot be remotely good for you.”
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While the waffles are toasting, you can either fry the eggs on the stove, or use one of my favorite kitchen tools: Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Maker. I got this when I had an office job, but it’s perfect for my life with a toddler!
I am not kidding, I have this in the oven right now. I make this nearly once a month, and he’d probably eat the entire pan if I allowed it!
While it’s easy to make, it does require baking, but the reason it’s on this list is because it makes a whole pan that you can use for breakfast for at least a week if you’re both eating it.
There are a ton of recipes out there for oatmeal bake, but the one I always use is this: Homemade Oatmeal Bars.
I usually omit the chocolate chips (normally something I am all for, but I don’t want to give him chocolate for breakfast before he’s even asking for it!) and use whatever fresh fruit I have on hand. This time it’s bananas and blueberries. If you don’t have fresh fruit, you can totally use frozen. No need to defrost it, just mix it in as if it’s fresh!
Egg in a nest and yogurt
Egg in a nest looks like you made something fancy for breakfast, when in fact you killed two birds (pun intended) with one stone by baking the egg while toasting bread.
Simply tear out a hole in the middle of any slice of bread (they can munch on this while you’re cooking), place it in a small skillet and break an egg into the hole. Let it cook for a minute or so, flip it over for another minute, and you’re done!
For the toddler, I cut it into quarters, and plop a side of plain yogurt next to it to really round out the meal. For the yogurt, I always buy a large 32oz tub of whole-fat plan yogurt. It’s cheaper and doesn’t come with a ton of added sugar, and if you need more sweetness, simply add a little honey.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated to be healthy. Rotating through these recipes keeps it from being too routine, but are easy enough so you don’t wake up scrambling to throw something together.
What’s your favorite healthy breakfast to make for your family?
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