Breakfasts can make or break our days, right parents?
Blood sugar is low and the kids likely need some nourishment after a 12 hour fast.
We would love to offer a healthy breakfast for our picky eaters. However, if we make something that doesn’t appeal to them, all hell can break lose. So to keep things tame in the early hours we feed our kids a breakfast we know they will happily eat. Before we know it, we get stuck in a cereal rut.
Unfortunately, most kid-friendly breakfasts are a great source of SUGAR and simple carbs which take that low blood sugar WAY up. And soon after, it comes crashing right back down. Those typical breakfast favourites are nutrient-lacking, but tasty and easy for kids to eat. The benefit to parents is that they are also (more often than not) easy to prepare with few ingredients.
…Throw some PB&J on some toast.
…Pour some milk into a cereal bowl.
…Add fruit to a container of yogurt.
One of the most common things I get from parents I work with is “Help! We need some breakfast ideas for our picky eater and our family“. Thankfully, there are healthy kid-friendly breakfasts that are also easy to prepare.
Oddly enough, my girls (aged 4 and 2) have only had a bowl of cereal once.
Our breakfasts are always changing. Partly because their mom is fickle and likes to experiment with new foods and recipes all the time. So when my girls wake up they have no idea what mom is going to throw in front of them. This strategy is also an effort to keep variety in their diet.
We’re not perfect over here either though! We’ve also fallen into the trap of eating the same breakfast over and over. It happened recently actually. Coconut yogurt has been a regular breakfast…too regular. As soon as I realized it, I threw something completely different into the mix.
Something green like these Spinach Muffins.
Something I dabbled with a few months ago after reading “Green Eggs and Ham” with Sienna. And she was anxious to help me make it.
A Healthy Breakfast for Picky Eaters
Truth be told, my girls don’t gush over raw spinach, kale (kale chips yes, but not fresh kale), collards, or even raw broccoli…at least not yet. But they do get their greens in other ways. Like these green eggs!
It’s a colourful and healthful meal that will peak your little one’s interest - and likely their appetite too.
Green Scrambled Eggs
- 4 Eggs (free-range, pastured)
- 1 cup raw spinach
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 1 tbsp coconut or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
Blend spinach, eggs, salt, and garlic in blender until no chunks appear.
Heat frying pan with oil over medium heat.
Pour egg mixture into pan and let cook, stirring every minute or so.