It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut once the back to school routine is in full force. Any good intentions for making a breakfast that is both nutritious and appealing for small children can often get cast aside in favour of something super quick and simple, and often in kids eyes, a bit boring! As part of the #chileaneasypeelers challenge I’ve got 3 back to school breakfast ideas that are quick to make, incorporate fruit and most importantly will appeal to small children.
Back to school breakfast ideas
(Disclaimer, I’m not the best ‘Pinterest Mum’ and my creativity is certainly something to be desired, so be nice!)
Funny Face Pancake
I have used a store bought pancake to create this, you could of course make your own batch up. For the purpose of quickness though, this is a great way to jazz up a plain breakfast item that required very little effort.
Yep, this one certainly tested my creativity skills, part of me thinks it’s more bird than fish but I asked my little girl what she thought it was and she said fish so I think I got away with that one! Most mornings I give Ava cereal or toast with some fruit on the side, this can get a bit boring and repetitive for little ones. Making a little picture out of fruit makes eating it more fun and this one required minimal effort. There are loads of ideas on Pinterest.
Breakfast Picky Plate
There’s just something more appetising about a little picnic plate I think, and it’s a great way to introduce children to a variety of foods including fruit. Egg and toast can definitely turn into a boring breakfast but serving it in a different way can peak their interests again.
I always find if food looks fun, little ones are more likely to try new foods and learn to love their once favourite foods again. Likewise I find offering a variety of choices throughout the week stops boredom setting in. Why not check out my toddlers Breakfast and Lunch ideas posts for more inspiration.
My only child in school at the minute is a teenager, who is often out the house before I’ve had a chance to make breakfast. To make sure he is getting some nutrients in him I always make sure he has some fruit in his lunchbox. He often moans if I put clementines in that he can’t peel them, I have had no such complaints about the Chilean easy peelers.
Chilean easy peelers are available in supermarkets between September-November. They are 87% water which makes them great for keeping on the go kids hydrated. They are a great source of fibre, calcium, magnesium and of course vitamin C. They are deliciously sweet tasting and seedless, making them the perfect quick and easy snack.
Chilean easy peelers are great for the whole family too. I really struggle to drink during pregnancy thanks to morning sickness, fruits like this have been a lifesaver to stop me getting dehydrated.
* This post is an entry for the BritMums #ChileanEasyPeelers Challenge, sponsored by Chilean Citrus Committee.