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Healthy Breakfast Recipes

10 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes to Get Them Off to a Healthy Start


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Sending the kids off to school with these healthy breakfast recipes will guarantee they're alert and functioning at their best. From mini frittatas to yogurt parfaits, these quick and easy breakfast recipes are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

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1. Mini Frittatas

Mini Frittatas
Stephanie Gallagher

These bite-sized frittatas are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for kids on the run. You'll want to make these frittatas in advance, then refrigerate. Kids can eat these mini frittatas cold or you can heat briefly in the microwave.


2. Eggs in a Basket Recipe

Eggs in a Basket Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This is one of those healthy breakfast recipes that kids just love. And with only three ingredients, it's really quite simple. To boost the health value of this recipe, use omega-3 enriched eggs.

3. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bran Muffins Recipe

Healthy Breakfast Recipes - Pumpkin Bran Muffins
Stephanie Gallagher
Pumpkin adds moisture that is low in fat and high in vitamins and fiber to these tasty bran muffins. You think you're eating dessert when you bite in these muffins. The kids will never know this is one of those healthy breakfast recipes that's good for them!

4. Oatmeal with Bananas, Cranberries, Walnuts and Brown Sugar

Oatmeal with Cranberries and Bananas
Stephanie Gallagher

There is nothing more comforting than a nice hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning, is there? This version of the healthy breakfast recipe is topped with a lovely combination of antioxidant-rich cranberries, omega-3-rich walnuts, potassium-rich bananas and brown sugar. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!


5. Strawberry Smoothies Recipe

Strawberry Smoothie
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These fruit smoothies are made with antioxidant-rich strawberries and unsweetened pineapple chunks. Vanilla soy milk and yogurt add protein to this fast and healthy breakfast recipe.


6. Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy Breakfast Recipes - Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

These pumpkin pancakes make the whole house smell delicious. Light and fluffy, these pancakes can even be made in advance and reheated in the microwave (though they taste better when eaten right away).


7. Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits

Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Kids love the variety of textures in these sweet yogurt parfaits -- creamy vanilla yogurt, sweet and juicy strawberries, crunchy granola and maple syrup. Yum!

8. Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Breakfast Cookies recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

These breakfast cookies are tasty and hearty enough to serve as a meal. And they're healthy, too.


9. Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

A hint of orange juice gives this zucchini bread recipe a wonderful, citrusy flavor. Serve it topped with cream cheese for a tasty and satisfying breakfast anytime.


10. Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe
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You won't believe how tasty this green smoothie recipe is, and your kids won't believe it's made with spinach! The secret: Pineapple chunks, pineapple juice and a touch of chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella) mask the flavor of the spinach. This is one healthy breakfast you won't have trouble convincing the kids to gulp down!

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