A couple of days ago, I decided to put myself into tryhard-mom-mode and see what other people are feeding their offspring. I was not surprised to realize that the whole mom society gets up at 4 o’clock in the morning to prepare baked avocado with raspberry sauce, homemade oatmeal blueberry bars and banana pancakes with mango sauce. I mean… Come on.
I just want to get up in the morning and give my baby something nutritious, tasty and easy to make (the fact that it’s easy doesn’t mean that it’s worse)! I figured, if I keep seeing all these incredible ideas and can’t find proper advice online, other people can’t either.
So… I’ve come up with a list that you can actually use to make your child’s breakfast. It turns out, I have plenty of great ideas on my own anyway!
Banana + apple/orange/avocado/pear/any other fruit + baby cereal/oatmeal
If your little one is under a year old, it’s perfectly fine to just put all of this in a blender and serve. Oatmeal is only here to make the food more dense so you can spoon feed.
Later on, you wanna use the fork to mash the banana and cut the fruit into tiny pieces. If your kiddo is a full-grown toddler, just cut the banana and some other fruit, maybe add a cup of yogurt or milk with some muesli/cereal in it, and there you go!
This never gets old in our home, especially since we found out that Viktor isn’t allergic to egg white anymore. You can serve eggs as either mashed eggs or omelette. I usually add some greek yogurt or sour cream on the side, as well as tomatoes with some olive oil sprinkled over them – they go great with eggs!
If you have a beginner at solid food, make sure to peel the tomato and serve only the actual tomato, not the seeds. If your baby doesn’t eat egg white, you can separate it from egg yolk before putting it in a pan and make yolk-only, baby friendly meal!
Bread and butter
This is simple, yet super nutritious. Viktor recently started eating whole-grain bread and he loves it! I put a thin layer of unsalted butter on the bread (I’m still taking the crust off) and give him small pieces to chew. He can’t get enough of it!
Chia seed pudding with banana bits
This requires a bit of preparation the night before – I only do this if I know I won’t have a lot of time the next morning, and I make it for the whole family.
Basically, mix chia seed with formula, cow’s milk or breastmilk – whatever your kid drinks normally – and add some banana pieces to it. Overnight, the chia seed will soak the milk and will become a lovely pudding.
Make sure to add enough liquid so it’s not too dense. If you don’t get it right the first time, you’ll know the correct measures on your next try – just observe and adapt your recipe!
It could be any fruit or veggies you currently have and want to use up. Put it in a blender, add some milk your kid normally drinks (use cereal to make it denser if it turns out watery) or yogurt to make it more dense. It’s a great breakfast!
This is great for young kids as well as the older ones. Use any topping you normally enjoy. You can always make your own new ones with fruit, jam, yogurt or peanut butter!
I’ll be honest, I never make them in the morning – I usually serve them if they are dinner leftovers. We usually make banana raspberry/blueberry muffins if they’re for our son as well, but I’m working on diversifying this!
Greek yogurt (or plain, dense yogurt) with fruit
Basically, a homemade fruit yogurt with no added sugar. Just put the cut fruit in it and stir. Yum!
You’re tired. The kid needs to eat. It’s okay!
Do you have any awesome breakfast ideas for the little ones? Let me know in the comments!
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