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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Kids Corner- Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Toddlers (12-24 Months)

Breakfast forms the most important meal of the day, mainly because it is eaten after a long gap of around 8-9  hours. And this is true not only for kids but adults as well. So Mamas, stop skipping your breakfast... !
For toddlers, who are start their active play as soon as they open their eyes in the morning, breakfast becomes all the more important for them. By this time, your child should be eating whatever you are eating for breakfast but if due to some reason that is not happening, you may like to try some of these breakfast ideas which are quick to prepare and healthy as well. These can also be included  as a part of family breakfast.

1. Fruit Smoothie with Toast or Cereals

 Most of the fruits or their combination can be made into a smoothie with juice and/or yogurt. Some interesting combinations are Mango and Banana with Orange Juice and/or Yogurt, Mango and Pineapple with Orange Juice and/or Yogurt, Banana and Strawberry with Apple Juice and/or Yogurt; Apple, Pear, Banana and Plum with Apple Juice; Strawberry and Raspberry with Yogurt and any other combination you like.
These are rich in Vitamins, specially Vit. B, C,  Calcium and Proteins. The toast and cereals will provide the carbs as well.

2. Fruit Milkshake with Toast or Cereals

Like smoothies, most of the fruits individually and in combination, blended with full fat milk can be made into a milkshake.
And like smoothies again, they are rich in Vitamin B, C, Calcium and Proteins, with carbs provided from Toast and Cereals.

3. Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Toast and a Side.

The Side could be a Small Portion of Fruit or Mushrooms sauteed in a little olive oil.
This meal will provide Vitamin B, D and Phosphorus, Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Proteins.

4. Oats Porridge with Fruits
Oats porridge with full fat milk, served with a portion of fruit is a very quick option and can provide Proteins, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin B and C.

5. Fruit Muffins
These muffins could be made from fresh or frozen berries like Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry or other fruits like Banana.
These will be rich in Protein, Iron, Vitamin B and C.

6. Bagel with Cream Cheese and Fruits
Take a plain Bagel and spread cream cheese and serve with fresh fruit or fruit preserve with low sugar.
This will provide Proteins, Calcium, Vitamin B and C, Zinc and Iron.

7. Yogurt with Fresh Fruits and Eggy Bread

Add finely chopped fresh fruits to full fat yogurt and serve it with half slice of Eggy Bread. Eggy Bread can be made by dipping half slice of bread in Egg mixture (Egg whisked with some sugar, little milk, and few drops of Vanilla Essence) and  cooking it in butter spread on a pan.

What is your quick and healthy breakfast idea for your li'l champ or princess? Leave a comment and let us know...

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