10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids
Making a healthy breakfast can feel impossible on your busiest mornings. Yet, one study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that children who ate breakfast on a near-daily basis had “higher full scale, verbal, and performance IQ test scores.” Not only does breakfast fuel the brain after a long night of fasting, but social interaction with parents, making conversation as you eat breakfast, helps kids expand their vocabulary, practice analyzing and understanding stories, and more.
Don’t let another busy morning keep your child from getting the nutrients they need for the school day. Bookmark this list of Healthy Height breakfast ideas (hint: every recipe is made with protein-packed Healthy Height Shake Mix) so you always have a quick go-to idea when you need it.
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1. Chocolate Banana and Oat Cookies
Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast? These healthy chocolate cookies will get your little one excited for another day of school and can even be taken on-the-go if you have to get out the door faster than usual. Alone, these cookies may not be enough to fill your child, so pair them with eggs, oatmeal or a bowl of yogurt.
Remember: these can be made ahead of time so all you need to do is toss them on a plate or into a container in the morning.
2. Chocolate Yogurt
Healthy Height Shake Mix is so easy to use. If you want to give your little one a quick morning boost, just stir one serving into their yogurt. Add a few of their favorite toppings, like fruit, coconut shreds or cinnamon and get on with the rest of your busy morning.
- 1 serving yogurt
- 1 serving Healthy Height Chocolate Shake Mix
- Optional: toppings of choice
Mix everything together into a bowl and serve.
3. Oatmeal, Apple, and Cinnamon Muffins
Muffins are an easy on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings when you make them ahead of time, but most pre-made options are filled with added sugar and preservatives. This recipe calls for only the best ingredients, including whole wheat flour, Healthy Height Vanilla Shake Mix and rolled oats. When you have time for breakfast at home, heat up the muffin for a warm, healthy breakfast.
4. Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is the ultimate combination of indulgent and nutritious. The secret ingredient is yogurt, which adds probiotics and healthy fat, making the smoothie as creamy as it is healthy. Blend this in just a few minutes before heading out the door.
5. Homemade Toaster Waffles
Waffles for breakfast may seem impossible on a busy school morning, but that’s not the case when you have these protein-packed, make-ahead waffles in the freezer. You can even customize them for your child’s preferences and dietary needs by choosing your seed or nut butter of choice. Bonus: they’re made with gluten-free flour so gluten intolerant kids can enjoy them too.
Make a batch on Sunday and pop one into the toaster for a quick and easy breakfast.
6. Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes With Vanilla Cinnamon Icing
Every kid loves pancakes for breakfast and these are packed with protein to sustain them all day long. Prep them ahead of time and keep in the freezer for a busy morning. When your little one is ready to eat, just heat up the waffles and serve with their toppings of choice.
7. Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie
This super smoothie—just 5 ingredients—is easy to throw together on busy mornings. Better yet, it will give your child all the nutrients they need for a healthy start to the day. With just one-half cup of spinach, a half cup of blueberries and one serving of Healthy Height Chocolate Shake Mix, you can be sure your little one is fueled for the morning.
8. High-Protein Oatmeal
Turn everyday oatmeal into a tasty, protein-packed treat by mixing it with Healthy Height Shake Mix—choose vanilla or chocolate, whichever your child loves most. Don’t forget to add fruit, like blueberries, bananas or strawberries for extra nutrients.
- 1 serving oatmeal of choice
- 1 serving Healthy Height Shake Mix
- 1 serving fruit of choice
- Cook oatmeal, stir in Shake Mix and fruit
9. Healthy Height Protein Date Balls
Convenient, easy to pack and delicious, these protein date balls will be a busy morning staple in your house. The blend of dates, walnuts and Healthy Height Shake Mix come together in a tasty, sweet breakfast treat that your little one will love. Pair one serving with a side of fruit to boost their whole food intake and the overall nutrient content of their breakfast.
10. Veggie Loaded Vanilla Cinnamon Smoothie
Give your child a boost of nutrients first thing in the morning with this tasty smoothie. The veggies of choice are spinach and zucchini. When blended with Healthy Height’s Vanilla Shake Mix, a banana and peanut butter, they’ll have no idea how healthy their yummy smoothie really is.