As a mother, is breakfast time the most tiring for you? Does your little one refuse to consume absolutely anything before going to school? Don’t worry, we are here with some amazing breakfast hacks, which are bound to ensure that your little one does not only eat their breakfast but enjoys it as well.
Here are some amazing breakfast hacks that will make you go beyond the usual parathas and sandwiches:
Nutritional benefits: Rather than loading a simple toast with loads of peanut butter and banana, why not add these ingredients to a hot dog bun? Simple, isn’t it? This way, it looks more pleasing to your child. With enough fibre and protein to start the day, your child will remain active at school. And what’s better than a dose of vitamin C to keep the seasonal infections at bay?
Whole-wheat or multigrain hot dog bun (1)
Peanut butter [can be home-made as well] (1 tbsp)
Banana (1 whole)
Sliced strawberries (3-4)
Slit the hot dog bun and apply peanut butter.
Now put the banana and sliced strawberries in the bun.
Your peanut butter banana hot dog is ready to serve.
Nutritional benefits: Add a twist to a simple plain toast with this recipe. Make a crunchy sweet treat for your toddler. Sweet potato is packed with vitamin A & C. While vitamin A improves your vision, vitamin C supports your child’s immune system.
Sweet potato (1 whole)
Wheat bread slice (1)
A sprinkle of cinnamon powder
Salt to taste
Roast the sweet potato and mash it.
Add salt and pepper to the sweet potato mash. Spread it on the toasted slice of bread.
Sprinkle some cinnamon and drizzle some melted butter over it. Your sweet and crunchy toast is ready!
Nutritional benefits: Why add ice cubes to your little kid’s smoothies when you can put frozen banana slices instead? A better idea is to freeze banana slices and use those for morning smoothies. Sounds pretty easy? Trust us, it is. A great source of magnesium, fibre and potassium, banana can be one of the best breakfast ideas for your little one.
Sliced bananas (2)
Cut the banana in two slices.
Freeze these banana slices in ziplock bags and use them in your smoothies and milkshakes. You can even place an ice cream stick in the frozen bananas and make them in the form of popsicles. Sprinkle some granola and choco chips, if required.
Nutritional benefits: You might have heard about normal kebabs but, what about fruit kebabs? Yes, it is for real. All you need to do is use a skewer to add your little one’s favourite fruits and it’s done! This recipe is loaded with vitamins. Also, the fibre shall keep your child full for longer duration.
Sliced banana (1 whole)
Halved strawberries (5-6 whole)
Sliced kiwi (1 whole)
Cubed apple (1 whole)
Cubed plum (1 whole)
Honey (1 tsp)
Take a skewer and add banana, strawberries, kiwi, apple and plum one after the other and end it with another banana slice. Drizzle some honey over it and your fruit kebabs are ready.
You can repeat the same process for the other kebabs.
Nutritional benefits: If your child fusses over breakfast every day, we’ve got a solution for this. One thing you can try giving your kid, is a freezy yogurt popsicle with their meal. These popsicles are made of plain yummy yogurt. Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium. The fruits are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A and fibre. This can be your on-the-go recipe.
Yogurt (1 Cup)
Mixed fruits (strawberries, orange segments, apple)
Ice cream stick
All you need to do is get a yogurt cup from the market, add the fruits to an ice cream stick and freeze it overnight.
Next morning, you will have a popsicle with fruits in it.
Nutritional benefits: It is as easy as it sound! All you need to do is remove the stem of strawberries using a straw. So let’s see how we can make it. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A. That’s not all! The attractiveness of strawberries will appeal to any child to get them munching on this nutritious recipe.
Strawberries (5-6 whole)
Honey (1 tsp)
Stick a straw into the strawberries to remove the stems without wasting any part of the strawberries.
Drizzle some honey over it and it’s ready to be served!
Nutritional benefits: Are you bored of cooking eggs in a pan? And do they take a long time to get cooked? Then, here is a quick fix for your problem. Eggs are known as a great source of protein and cheese ups the protein ratio of this recipe. So, go ahead and give this tasty dish to your little one.
Chopped tomato (1 tbsp)
Salt to taste
Black pepper (1/4 tsp)
Grated cheese (1 tbsp)
Whisk eggs in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for the cheese.
Add everything to a muffin tray and sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake it for about 5-10 minutes and your egg muffins are ready.
Nutritional benefits: Do you wish to prepare scrambled eggs, but find it a cumbersome task? Then, here’s a different recipe you can try! Eggs are a great source of proteins and vitamin A. The veggies add on to the fibre and vitamin content, making this recipe highly nutritious and a delicious one.
Chopped tomato (1 whole)
Chopped spring onion (1 tbsp)
Few chopped baby Spinach leaves
Black pepper powder (1/4 tsp)
Mixed herbs (½ tsp)
Salt to taste
Oil (1 tsp)
In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together and set aside.
Then, grease the waffle maker and pre-heat it for about 4-5 minutes.
Add the egg mixture to the waffle maker although, you don’t really have to scramble it.
Cook for about 5 minutes and your scrambled egg is ready.
Nutritional benefits: While preparing oatmeal can take a while, it can also get boring at times. That’s why we are here to take boredom out of the picture. Oats are a rich source of fibre. Banana adds to the recipe’s magnesium content. Milk is enough to give a little dose of protein for your little one. All in all, this is an easy and filling recipe.
Oats (2 tbsp)
Milk (1 cup)
Powdered nuts (1 tbsp)
Mashed banana (1 whole)
Brown sugar (½ tsp)
Cardamom powder (1/4 tsp)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and place them in a muffin tray.
Bake it for about 5-10 minutes or till done.
Nutritional benefits: While your child might love peanut butter, but not like fruits as much, here is how you can make your child love both. This recipe provides protein and fibre all the way. Not only does it make for a healthy breakfast recipe, it is also tasty.
Apple (1 whole)
Pear (1 whole)
Peanut butter (1 tbsp)
Cut the fruits in whichever shape your little one likes and apply generous amounts of peanut butter.
The easiest and tastiest breakfast is ready to go.