Easy Breakfasts for Kids to Make

by Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Easy Breakfasts for Kids to Make

Breakfast — with food from the Milk, Grains, Vegetable, Fruit, and/or Meat and Beans Groups — can set your child or teen in a healthful nutrition direction for the day. What's for breakfast? Even if kids are on their own in the morning, most can make these easy breakfasts. And they go down even "healthier" with juice or milk!

  • Cheese slices served with — or melted on — whole-wheat toast; fruit juice
  • Iron-fortified cereal and milk, with banana slices
  • Peanut butter spread on toasted whole grain bread or a waffle, or rolled inside a wheat tortilla; tangerine
  • Fruit — bananas, strawberries, raisins — and milk on instant oatmeal
  • Cold pizza
  • Leftover spaghetti or macaroni and cheese; banana
  • Apple and cheese slices between whole-wheat or graham crackers
  • Breakfast cereal topped with fresh fruit and a scoop of frozen yogurt
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About the author:

Roberta L Duyff MS RDN FAND

Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Author of "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Fourth Edition" and "365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association" (both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey).




  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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