Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two Cute Breakfast Ideas for Kids

As a Mom, I've tried all the tricks to encourage my kids to choose healthy foods. A couple of things that I've discovered in the process are:

ONE:  They are more enthusiastic when they take part in the planning and/or preparing process.

TWO:  A little creativity goes a long way in making food fun to eat!
Here are a couple of fun and easy breakfast ideas that my kids really enjoy.


SMILEY FACE BREAKFAST

This super-simple breakfast is a slice of turkey bacon as the smile, two small crescent rolls as eyes, and two gummy vitamins as pupils in the eyes.

Variations in our house include a boiled egg or strawberry nose, blueberry 'pupils,'  and shredded cheddar hair.



GREEN EGGS AND HAM

This super-fun breakfast was inspired by Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham." This could be a simple way to introduce the book or, as we did, a really fun St. Patrick's Day breakfast!

The breakfast consists of a slice of ham and scrambled eggs (both tinted green with food coloring) and a shamrock biscuit (shaped with crescent rolls ans sprinkled with green sprinkles). The boys even had green milk to drink, although you can't see it in the photo.  Don't forget the Irish creamer for your own coffee on St. Patrick's Day morn!


Another easy way to bring fun to the table is stocking up on inexpensive party plates, napkins, and cups. Dollar Stores and Sale Items are great places to look and nothing says 'festive' like paper party-ware!

Here are some other great breakfast ideas for you to try, too:



Okay, somewhere in the blogosphere there is a post about a husband who always made colored pancakes in various shapes.  He used mustard/ketchup containers filled with pancake batter to get the shapes and use different colors.  The photos were of some beautiful leaf-shaped and turkey-shaped pancakes.  I loved the idea (and even bought the condiment containers at a Dollar Store) but cannot find it anywhere now.  I searched Google Reader for all the blogs I follow and searched online, too.  If anyone knows what I'm talking about, I'd love to link that post here and give this fun family credit for a great breakfast idea!  =)

Enjoy ... and please share your ideas, too!

2 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that rainbow pancake idea!!!! I am SOOOO going to make them!!! :)

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  2. When we make pancakes on the weekend, we always make extra, pop them into the freezer, and then they are ready to be put in the toaster during the busy school mornings.

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