Coming up with easy breakfast ideas for kids may be the achilles heel of the modern day parent. You don’t want to be repetitive with food items every morning, yet you have to be practical, too.
Plus, there’s always those erratic taste buds.
Are You in a Breakfast Rut?
Some people enjoy eating the same food everyday. They like the predictability of knowing exactly what they’re eating.
Some kids are that way, too.
Think of the picky eater.
You may be in a food rut if you buy and offer the same breakfast foods day in and day out, even if they are healthy breakfast items.
For example, sometimes my kids get in a cereal rut.
Or sometimes I get in a Greek yogurt rut, eating the same breakfast foods over and over.
Why a Healthy Breakfast is Important for Kids
Varying the food items offered at breakfast is a terrific way to get the range of nutrients your child needs to grow and be healthy. After all, you do want your child to get the day started “right.”
Breakfast is a great way to do so.
You don’t have to rotate something new every day, but you do want to include some variety throughout the week.
Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids
I’ve come up with 32 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids to spur your creativity and help you get out of the breakfast rut.
The best part of this easy breakfast idea list?
Have your child scroll through and circle or highlight the easy breakfast ideas that sound good to him!
Try these healthy and easy breakfast ideas to keep variety and interest up while keeping health a top priority. You’ll find an idea for each day of the month (plus one for good measure…).
For those of you who love to print out these lists and post them for inspiration, you can find a printable copy of these healthy breakfast ideas here.
What is your child’s favorite breakfast?
Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: April 9, 2013
Updated on: August 26, 2019