According to a recent study by Public Health England, children consume half of their daily sugar quota (about 11g) at breakfast. Not good!
Rather than serving up often deceiving sugary cereals, drinks and spreads at the breakfast table, try any one of these 12 alternatives – they’re cheap, easy to make and every bit as tasty as a bowl of Coco Pops!
Remember how much you loved dippy eggs and soldiers as a kid? Chances are your little ones will love them just as much. Our recipe ensures a runny yolk that’s primed for toast.
When it comes to convincing kids to eat, presentation counts for a lot. Chocoltate Covered Katie’s granola-coated banana lollies have got the aesthetic thing down to a tee. Who’s going to be able to resist one of these?
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The granola you need for your banana pops… here’s how to make it. A jar of granola lasts for ages and is a great alternative to sugary cereals.
Super Healthy Kids’ burritos couldn’t be easier to make: simply cook an egg, sautee a few peppers and roll them into a tortilla. Serving them up like sushi is a genius move to make them irresistible.
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Fresh Fruit Salad
Kids love fruit. Fruit salads are tasty, colourful and really easy to make. Netmums’ recipe offers a nice blend of seasonal fruits.
The Domestic Geek has a different smoothie recipe for every day of the school week: yellow, orange, red, purple and green. You’ll need a lot of ingredients if you plan on making them all, but the results are worth the shopping trip.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet potato is good however it’s served, as Deliciously Ella’s pancakes prove. Serve with jam and fruit for a rewarding brekkie.
Banana Bread Muffins
The offer of cake for breakfast is enough to bring any child to the breakfast table. These muffins are simple and inexpensive. Plus, you can make a full batch in just 20 minutes.
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Homemade Pop Tarts
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts are the ultimate breakfast treat. Unfortunately, they’re not most healthy of meal options. Hungry Healthy Happy’s whole-wheat homemade alternatives, however, are.
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If you’re not soft boiling eggs, scramble them and serve them on toast. Scrambled eggs is one of the easiest meals you can make, and the kids will love it.
Pizza for breakfast? You better believe it!
Porridge, Lots of Ways
Porridge is a breakfast favourite, but it’s not always the most appetising of dishes for kids. Jamie Oliver has some fruity and nutty options to make it much more appealing.
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According to a recent study by Public Health England, children consume half of their daily sugar quota (about 11g) at breakfast. Rather than serving up often deceiving sugary cereals, drinks and spreads at the breakfast table, try any one of these 12 healthier alternatives instead.