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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children, yet many American kids eat store-bought foods like cereal and fruit juice in the morning. A healthy breakfast offers a number of health benefits for children and adults alike, so you should always try to give your kids the best breakfast possible.
While putting together a full meal on a busy school morning may feel close to impossible, the truth is that many filling, nutritious breakfasts can be prepared in a short amount of time. These are some of our favorite simple vegetarian meals to cook when you want to make a great breakfast in limited time.
This easy way to make breakfast fun provides high quantities of protein, grains, and vitamins, and it can be prepared on very short notice. Start by broiling two English muffins on a baking sheet, one topped with cheese and sliced tomato.
Once the cheese has melted and started to turn brown, take the English muffins out of the oven and turn them into a sandwich. From there, simply top with some fresh basil for flavor. Your kids may also enjoy the addition of a fried egg, which will provide extra protein.
Crepes are another fun and unique breakfast that your kids will love, and they can be enjoyed with a wide range of toppings, making them flexible for different preferences.
Start by blending a batter of 2 eggs, ½ cup water, ¾ cup milk, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, 3 tbsp. melted butter, and ¼ tsp. salt until thoroughly mixed. You can then cook your crepes on medium-high (about ¼ cup of batter per crepe) for roughly 45 seconds and another 15 after flipping.
There are a variety of interesting crepe fillings and toppings ranging from sweet to savory, including classic combinations like banana with Nutella, cream cheese and fruit, or ham and cheese. You can make a large batch of crepes at the beginning of the week, then refrigerate any leftovers in a plastic bag and add fillings when you take them out to serve.
Homemade Pop Tarts
Kids love store-bought Pop Tarts, and making them at home will provide the same convenient shape with much less sugar. Simply place some butter and jam between two slices of whole-wheat bread, then cut off their crusts and “seal” them using a fork.
Toast them to the desired texture, then consider adding extra toppings like fresh fruit, cream cheese, or nut butter. Getting your children more involved in meal prep will get them more excited to eat healthier foods and mimic your eating habits.
Helping your children get ready for school often makes it seem impossible to find time for a full breakfast, but a nutritious meal doesn’t have to take as long as it sounds. These three recipes will help you give your kids a filling and nutritious breakfast no matter how little time you have.
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