Since childhood, we’ve always been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Outside of the assumed health benefits, there’s nothing like waking up to the smell of mom or dad working the stove and starting the day off with a full stomach. For the third addition of this summer food series we are focusing on delicious meals for breakfast time. I will be the first to admit that I might skip breakfast here and there, especially during the busy work week, but I am working on being a better example for my little one by making breakfast a priority in our household.
As I have mentioned before, my 18 month old can be a very picky eater and is not a fan of trying new foods. When she first started eating table food, she loved to pick at my scrambled eggs so much that sometimes I would barely have any left for myself! However, she currently despises eggs and expects to have Greek yogurt or mandarin oranges every morning for breakfast. Although these items can be good for her, I prefer for her to have a more diverse pallet to accommodate other healthier foods. So this momma has been doing a lot of recipe research to find healthy but tasty meals to adapt to her stubborn but still changing tastes. After talking to a few other experienced moms and searching Pinterest for ideas, I have created a list of breakfast recipes that will make even the pickiest eater happy.
Banana Blueberry Parfait
Breakfast Yogurt Banana Splits
Muffin Tin Omelets
Watermelon and Berry Fruit Salad
French Toast Sticks
Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Scrambled Eggs with Ham
Cheddar Mini Pancakes
Oatmeal with Fruit
Tie Dye Waffles
I hope these recipes make breakfast time a little more fun and enjoyable for you and your children. Always remember, recipes can be modified and I for one believe in making meals cater to your little ones. As a parent, you know what your child likes or dislikes - so keep that in mind when planning their meals. I have recently discovered that introducing new food items with a food your child already likes seems to work a little better than serving it to them solo.
So make your next breakfast healthy and memorable for the whole family. All recipes can be found on my Pinterest board.
School is out and the kids are ready for some summer fun. Personally, I have enjoyed every second of my time at home with my daughter and as a result, I’ve discovered one of her favorite times of day is snack time. Snack time can be an easy time for most parents because we usually hand our little ones a pre-package bagged or boxed item. To be clear, I am not against store bought snacks (seriously Trader Joe’s has some of my daughter’s favorites) but I have time off during summer and I wanted to become more hands-on in my daughter's snack choice.
Instead of giving my daughter store bought processed snacks, I have chosen a healthier route by making her snacks. Pinterest is my go-to for finding unique snack ideas, but I also take into consideration what my little one likes to eat and create healthier alternatives for particular foods. For example, my daughter is big fan of frozen treats so I found different ways to take advantage of this, while sneaking some extra fruit into her diet. She is eating a healthy homemade snack option that both satisfies her taste buds and helps me provide essential vitamins and nutrients for my baby girl.
My goal for the summer is to encourage my daughter to eat more fruits and vegetables, so I want to share eight snack recipes that are enjoyable and healthy for our little ones to eat.
1. Peanut Butter and Apples: This classic snack can be jazzed up by adding raisins and/or granola.
2. Fruit Kabobs: You can mix and match your child’s favorite fruits with this simple snack
3. Grilled Cheese Roll Ups: Revamp the regular grill cheese sandwich for a fun roll up.
4. Carrots and Celery: A simple but healthy snack, you could even add a dipping sauce of the side.
5. Frozen Banana Pops: This snack is a good alternative for popsicles. You can dip your banana bites in dark chocolate to add a little sweetness.
6. Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins: An after-school favorite “Ants on a Log” can be a fun snack to make with your children.
7. Cheese and Crackers: Another simple snack but a healthier option instead of a Lunchable.
8. Frozen Yogurt Dots: This is a great snack to beat the heat and fun for kids to help make and eat.
Please enjoy and share these amazing snacks and don’t forget to follow my Pinterest Board for more ideas.
Hello, I’m Bee, a twenty six year-old mother of one and wife. I created Beesosimple.com to share my journey through motherhood and life. I'm an avid Netflix watcher and self proclaimed foodie, who enjoys cherishing the simple moments in life.
Between extracurricular activities, work, sports, and play dates the role of mom can be both the most rewarding and demanding job in the world. So figuring out what’s for dinner should be quick and stress free for a change. I have teamed up with the beautiful sisters, Mia and Sante, from Leave It To Mama for a fun summer series featuring mom-friendly recipes and family time ideas the little ones will love.
For this installment, we wanted to feature a recipe that was healthier, simple to prepare, and something all of our kids could enjoy. After collectively brainstorming through our mental recipe books, a taco bar seemed like the perfect idea.
In my household, we kept it pretty basic: ground turkey burger, shredded cheese and carrots, romaine lettuce, sautéed corn, and soft shell tortillas laid out assembly line style for easy taco creation. The nice thing is - I only have to cook the turkey burger and corn while still providing a filling whole foods meal in the end. Lately my daughter has been on the picky side with her choices in food, so this was a good way to give her a variety of options to pick from.
I’m able to have the meal ready in about 30 minutes, which works well with my busy schedule and my husband’s never-ending hunger. Taco bar will definitely stay in my personal go-to recipe book and I can’t wait to try different ingredients and table settings.
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