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Our Roundup Of 9 Fun and Simple Kiddies Breakfast Meals
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for both children and adults. A breakfast recipe for your child has to strike a balance between nutrition, variety and taste. It can be a bit challenging to make different foods every day but when you have a curious toddler it’s essential to tap into your creativity.
When you have some simple breakfast ideas that you can conveniently make with your kitchen ingredients, striking a balance will come easy to you. Here are some fun and delicious breakfast ideas to get you started.
Bread and Fruits
This one is quick and simple. You can choose a spread of your own such as Blue Band or butter which he can take with a glass of milk or hot chocolate. Add a vegetable salad with a mix of tomato and lettuce to make it a wholesome meal.
Tip: You can also try an omelette instead of salad. The best part about omelettes, apart from their awesome taste, is that you can make a different variety of them.
Nduma and Sausages
Take some pre-boiled nduma, make some wedges and cook over medium heat. When cooked, place them aside and fry some sausages then serve with Mango Juice.
Tip: Use milk as a substitute for Mango Juice.
Ngwaci/Nduma and Eggs
Most households have Ngwaci (Sweetpotato) to Nduma (arrow roots) as a staple food. If this is the same for your house, you can substitute arrowroots for sweet potatoes and make wedges. Fry some eggs and serve with milk.
Alternatively, you can cut the boiled pieces in a circular shape, dip in the egg mixture and fry them to a golden brown colour, as you would with French toast and serve with tea.
Tip: If you feel milk and eggs are a strong combination for your child, substitute it with juice. For added flavour, use some homemade mayonnaise as a dip or tomato sauce.
- Club Sandwich
Whether you are packing up your kids’ snack or preparing their breakfast, a wholesome sandwich always hits the spot! Club sandwich is filling and good for kids who are in primary school. All you need is Blue band for the spread, bacon, boiled egg, tomatoes, lettuce/cucumber. If you would prefer a less filling option always opt for a BLT sandwich with bacon, lettuce or a vegetable of your choice for a healthy and delicious breakfast meal.
A Bowl Of Porridge
For children with low appetite in the morning, a bowl/cup of porridge is a great starter of the day. Whether it’s wimbi, famila or oats, porridge is full and filling. You can then use any of the above options as a 10 AM snack.
TIP: Add some Blue Band to porridge to enrich it with vitamins and omega 3 & 6 which are essential for growing children
Drop scones are similar to pancakes only better. If you have your pancake mix ready, add lemon drills, blue band, a little bit of yeast and vanilla essence then fry as you would fry regular pancakes.
Serve them with hot chocolate, milk or juice
Tip: Drip some honey on the scones for added flavour.
Instant oatmeal is a healthy option for kids and toddlers as it’s fast to prepare. Buy a plain packet as it gives you the option of adding your own flavouring.
Using oatmeal, healthy oils (from nuts and seeds), and milk, make some oatmeal porridge and top it with your own flavourings such as raisins, bananas apples or blueberries.
Mum Tip: Sprinkle chocolate chip on top, drizzle honey, or serve in their favourite dish.
This is such a great option for children who are yet to be introduced to sugar as bananas add sweetness to the pancakes. Mash ripe bananas in a medium bowl, add cinnamon, raisins, vegetable oil and vanilla extract then cook them in batches of around 4 tablespoons of pancake batter. Fry until golden brown.
Transfer to plates and serve with toppings like honey, bananas, blueberries or maple syrup.
Mum Tip: There’s something irresistible about pancakes, but to add the cute factor for your kids try carving your pancakes into interesting shapes or smiley faces.
French toast is a great way to get your kids to eat eggs without them knowing. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, vanilla, and nutmeg in a flat-bottomed plate. Place bread slices, one or two at a time, into the egg mixture and flip to make sure both sides of bread are well-coated. Melt Blue band on a frying pan and fry them until golden. Serve with Mango Juice or Tea.
Tip: For more flavour, add cinnamon and milk in the egg mixture. Additionally, serve with fresh strawberries and maple syrup.
With a few twists and innovations, these breakfast ideas can bring even the fussiest little eater on the table. If your child does not finish the food you can store the remaining for later. If they’re going to school, pack it as an additional school snack.
Have some more fantastic breakfast recipe for toddlers to share? You can tell us by leaving a comment below. Happy cooking!
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