Do you struggle to make
your child eat his breakfast? These tasty yet healthy breakfast recipes will
ensure that your child eats his breakfast with gusto.
literally means breaking the fast that starts from the previous night's dinner.
Not for nothing do dieticians and nutritionists go blue in the face proclaiming
that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Breakfast should never be missed, least of all by children, for whom it is an
essential energy source for the body.
that eating a healthy breakfast daily can drastically increase a childâ€™s
alertness and attentiveness, while reducing his risk of obesity, diabetes and other major heart diseases throughout life. Breakfast
skippers, on the other hand, tend to develop deficiencies of protein, calcium
and other micronutrients.
What Is a Healthy Breakfast?
not need be a complicated affair. Since it should consist of 1/3rd of day's
nutritional requirements, it should be a mix of carbohydrates, fibre, protein
and fat. Consider these examples: cottage cheese, jelly sandwich, any fruit
juice, cheese, crackers, yoghurt, a cereal topped with fruits and nuts, an egg preparation, milk, or
just a stuffed paratha with curd. None of these items need elaborate
With some time
on your hands, try these novel breakfast recipes for kids -
New Breakfast Recipes and Ideas for Kids
restless and pre-occupied child about the health benefits of breakfast,
probably would not work in getting him to eat all that you put down in front of
him. You have to be sneaky and prepare items that seem different and unique,
yet have healthy stuff hidden in them.
bored of the same food easily and therefore, you need to do all you can to
avoid monotony. For instance, you can experiment with different types and sizes
of bread. Colour always appeals children. Therefore, top your breakfast recipes
with cherries, berries, grapes and other colourful, eye-catching items.
Try some of the
following healthy different ideas for breakfast for your kids that require very
less preparation time, yet appeal to your kids because of their unique appeal.
1 packet flaky biscuits
1 1/2 tea spoon Cinnamon
3 tbsp melted butter or margarine
Heat oven to
450 degree. Separate biscuits and divide into halves. Mix sugar and cinnamon in
a small bowl. Dip each piece into melted butter and then roll in the sugar
mixture. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown.
Potato Dippy Dip
1 medium-sized sweet potato (raw) peeled and grated
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4th cup flour
ingredients. Heat approximately one tablespoon of oil. Drop spoonfuls into the
pan. Cook for about two minutes on each side, until turns golden brown. Serve
with applesauce. Children love to dip it in applesauce.
5-6 medium size apples
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Wash apples and
cut into quarters and place them in a saucepan. Add water and cook them covered
until the apples become soft. Put the apple mixture through a sieve. Transfer
back the syrup into the saucepan. Add sugar and let the juice simmer.
1/3rd cup frozen orange juice concentrate
6 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced in 1 inch pieces
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 cup ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts
juice. Add banana pieces and cook for three minutes. Add vanilla and cinnamon
and stir for another 2 to 3 minutes until the moisture is absorbed. Serve warm.
Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with nuts before serving.
3 small oranges
1 tbsp Wheat germ
1 tsp Peanut butter
1 1/2 tbsp honey / sugar syrup
Peel and cut
orange pieces into halves. Cook wheat germ in oil until brown. Add peanut
butter and stir until melted. Add sugar syrup or honey. Stir until wheat germ gets coated completely. Place it on a small
plate and cool the preparation. Sprinkle over orange slices and serve.
1 cup milk
1 cup frozen banana chunks
Place all the
ingredients in a blender and make it a smooth paste. Add chocolate syrup to
You can even
make simple toast more healthy and exciting for your kids by preparing the
following healthy toppings:
Make a mixture
of two teaspoons of cinnamon and half cup of sugar. Sprinkle over a buttered
tablespoon of orange juice, one tablespoon of orange rind and half-cup of
sugar, put this on a half-baked toast and return to the oven. It will become a
tablespoon of lemon juice, one tablespoon of lemon rind and 2/3rd cup of sugar
and put on a toast and bake.
breakfast is connected with improved performance in school and growing brainpower for your kids. A healthy breakfast habit can build the foundation for a
lifetime of good health. It can also provide for some good family bonding.
Parents themselves must never skip breakfast, so that their children follow
Is your child a breakfast skipper? What do you do to ensure that your child
eats his breakfast? What yummy (yet healthy) dishes do you prepare for your
childâ€™s breakfast? Discuss