12 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
A healthy breakfast is particularly important for kids since it provides the body with nutrients to fuel them throughout their day.
Research shows that poor diets are linked to impaired brain development, poor performance and diseases. A nutritious breakfast containing high quality, dietary fats can help to improve brain function and growth, especially during the critical ages of 3-6 years of age.
The trouble with many popular breakfast options available in supermarkets is that they are often high in sugar, additives and preservatives. Low-quality cereals, breads and spreads are likely to reduce energy levels and lead to poor concentration.
We’ve put together a range of healthy breakfast ideas containing all the nutrients you need to boost brain function, energy and concentration.
1. Paleo Pancakes with fresh fruit
Kids love pancakes. Paleo Hero’s pancake mix is gluten free, preservative free and sugar-free. Try adding seasonal fruits and natural yoghurt to provide your kids with a healthy breakfast recipe that will fuel their bodies throughout the day.
2. Green Smoothie Bowls
3. Almond Butter and Banana Toast
Many spreads and breads available at supermarkets are often high in sugar and packed with preservatives. A great alternative is almond butter which is easy to make at home. Add banana slices for extra potassium & good carbohydrates and sprinkles with chia seeds for some great omega 3’s to support brain function. You can also make your own gluten-free bread with Paleo Hero’s gluten free bread mix, making this a super healthy meal that your little ones will love.
4. Porridge with fresh fruit
Porridge is a healthy breakfast idea for days when you’re in a rush to get out the door. Porridge is also very filling so you can be Paleo Hero’s Almond Porridge is grain free and a great source of healthy fats. Try adding some frozen or fresh berries or mix through poached apple and pears for some added flavour.
5. Gluten-Free Chocolate Waffles
Waffles are breakfast idea that can be made into a delicious meal that is low in sugar. This chocolate waffle recipe combines quality ingredients such as coconut oil, cacao powder and bananas to provide a nutritious meal for kids.
6. Dippy Eggs with Soldiers
Most people remember being fed eggs and soldiers for breakfast as a kid. Bring back this breakfast classic by soft-boiling an egg and cutting thin slices of gluten-free bread to dip with. This is a great source of protein and includes healthy fats which are great for brain function. Add some mashed avocado on the side to get a bit of green goodness on that plate!
7. Gluten Free Choc Granola
Australia’s favourite Paleo granola is a brilliant healthy breakfast idea for kids. This is a healthy alternative to the high sugar cereals on the market and is made with a range of high-quality ingredients including cacao, almond, walnuts, seeds, coconut and raw honey. Replace sugary cereals with this Paleo granola and your kids won’t know the difference. Plus you’ll both feel better for it.
8. Chocolate Power Smoothie
Add a frozen banana, cacao powder, ¼ zucchini, handful spinach, ½ cup and Paleo Hero’s choc granola & blend until smooth. This gives you a healthy breakfast the whole family will appreciate.
9. On-The-Go-Chia Pots
Chia pudding is a brilliant breakfast idea that is high in healthy fats and protein. This simple chia pudding recipe is a perfect ‘on the go’ breakfast for the whole family.
10. Brekkie Pizzas
For something a little different, consider making your little ones a tasty and healthy brekkie pizza using Paleo Hero’s gluten-free pizza base mix with shredded ham, spinach and eggs.
11. Brekkie Toasties
Design your own breakfast toasties using Paleo Hero's gluten free bread mix, ham, cheese and avocado for a healthy breakfast with the right balance of fats, proteins and carbs.
12. Paleo Brekkie Muesli Bars
Paleo Hero’s Muesli Bars are a fantastic breakfast option as they are packed with nutrients. You can store them in the freezer for up to a month so you’ll always have something healthy in the fridge in times of hunger emergencies. To make these Museli bars simply follow this recipe and add some extra collagen powder. Press into a tray and bake on 180C for approx. 20 mins. Allow it to cool, then slice. Store in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for up to a month.
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