Thinking of and making healthy-ish meals for Palmer’s breakfast, lunch and dinner can get pretty daunting and often time consuming. Of all the meals though, I think breakfast is probably my favorite because we’ve got a pretty solid group of options we rotate through weekly. All of them can be made in under 10 minutes or prepared ahead of time and frozen for easy preparation.
While Palmer “likes” all of these foods, we still have days where 90% of it ends up on the floor or fed to Gus, and thats okay because she’s still a toddler after all! To ensure she’s had enough to eat, we always offer fruit at each of her meals and that usually does the trick.
I make Palmer about 1/4 Cup of oatmeal using the given instructions then add some cinnamon and half of a mashed banana for flavor.
Avocado Toast is a family favorite at our house. Plus it’s super fast and easy to throw together. We simply toast some bread and top it with avocado + over-easy egg + Everything But the Bagel seasoning.
Palmer loves eggs of all varieties! What’s great about scrambled eggs is they can be made in the microwave in under one minute if you’re low on time. You can also add cheese or veggies if you’re looking to incorporate more greens.
I can’t make myself an açaí bowl without Palmer wanting to share it so I’ve started making her her own mini bowl. Just be sure to use unsweetened açaí, avoid large chunks of granola and cut the fruit up smaller as they can get hidden in the açaí.
Similar to real pancakes but made with one egg + one ripe mashed banana [+ optional: cinnamon & berries]. Cook them over low heat on the skillet and enjoy!
We’ve been giving Palmer plain, whole milk, greek yogurt since she was little and she loves it. To sweeten it up a little, I usually add some type of berry/fruit puree [e.g. blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.].
We recently tried this Breakfast Quiche recipe and they’re pretty tasty. They can also be made in bulk ahead of time and frozen which always gets bonus points in my book.
On the weekends we try to have breakfast as a family and Palmer eats whatever Kevin and I are having. Usually it’s nowhere near as “healthy” as the items below and often includes – pancakes, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, bagels, muffins, donuts – all the good stuff. In my opinion, moderation is best but ultimately it’s a very personal decision how and what to feed your littles. At the very least, maybe this will inspire a few new ideas if you’re feeling stuck with food options.