"Skip breakfast? Why would I ever do that?"
Breakfast is just that—it's breaking the fast that your stomach had overnight. When you wake up in the morning your tank is on empty, and you need gas in the tank to fuel your day. And just like a high performance racecar, you need high quality, nutritious food for the best results.
The same goes for the littlest racecar in the family. Sure it's easy to pour a bowl of cereal, but most are laden with sugar and will have your child crashing before the first bell at school has rung. Kids should get a blend of complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein to run at their optimal performance. They'll be able to stay alert and ready for anything no matter what the day brings with these energy-packed breakfast ideas.
Pink Pancakes with Greek Yogurt and Warm Berries1 of 14
No refined sugar or artificial colors—just real good food.
Individual Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal Cups2 of 14
No bowl or spoon needed!
Sweet Potato Banana Bites3 of 14
The perfect-size breakfast for little fingers.
Honey Lemon Gluten-Free French Toast4 of 14
Kids love French toast, and you can love the simple goodness of this recipe.
Healthy Veggie-Stuffed Baked Egg Boats5 of 14
Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse for breakfast.
Purple Power Smoothie6 of 14
Power through the day with this smoothie that has a secret ingredient that only Mom has to know about.
Banana Peanut Butter Pancakes7 of 14
Banana, peanut butter and pancakes? Enough said!
Snickerdoodle Breakfast Cake8 of 14
Let them eat cake... for breakfast.
Chili Cheese Breakfast Burrito9 of 14
Protein-packed to power through the day.
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats10 of 14
Mix it up the night before, stick it in the fridge and enjoy in the morning.
Oat and Quinoa Granola11 of 14
Pair this granola with Greek yogurt or milk of your choice for a protein-packed breakfast.
Yogurt Parfaits12 of 14
Simple to prepare and always delicious.
Superfood Breakfast Bars13 of 14
Portable breakfast bars are a lifesaver on busy mornings.