5 Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts for Toddlers (and Adults too!)

9.06.2016


I will spare you the long version of why I do this, but the end result is that I bring R's breakfast to daycare every morning. I know she probably doesn't actually care what she eats as long as I'm giving her something (she loves food!), but I know that I wouldn't want to eat the same thing day after day, so I'm always looking for healthy breakfasts that I can easily pack her in the mornings.

All of these are freezer friendly, meaning that on the weekends I make a batch or two and then freeze it. During the week I can grab one or two, put them in a bag, and off we go! What I love about these particular recipes is that they are pretty healthy and most include some kind of vegetable too. These would be great for adults to eat too! They aren't just for the little people.

1. Spinach and Sausage Egg Muffins (pictured above) -- I had a bag of frozen sausage that I had already cooked, so these basically took no time at all to make. The recipe only makes enough for 6 muffins, so consider doubling the recipe to make 12!

2. Vegan Blueberry Muffins -- These are vegan because you use an avocado to replace the butter. Great healthy fat for a growing little one. Just FYI, I used whole wheat flour and frozen blueberries, and they didn't "puff up" so much as sink in the middle, and a few of them came out kind of gooey. But the batter tasted so good and R seems to love them.

3. Carrot Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Muffins -- I love that this has greek yogurt and oatmeal and shredded carrots for my girl. I've made these a few times and they turn out great.

4. Sweet Potato Muffins -- These have actual chunks of sweet potato in them and taste really good!

5. Healthy Banana Bread -- I make a loaf, let it cool, then cut in slices and freeze. When you want to eat, just grab one slice out of the freezer bag!

Please share any easy, on-the-go breakfast recipes in the comments! Either for toddlers or adults. I am always on the hunt for new things to make!

p.s. Today I am guest posting on Kaity's blog while she's on maternity leave for Baby #2! Head on over to read about my 3 Freezer Hacks that I hope will make your life a little bit easier.
Laura Morgan said...

I love these ideas! Thanks! I will confess that I made Ava the same breakfast for at least nine months. Then I changed one base ingredient for the next nine months. She has more variety now, but she still requests the ole classics sometimes.

I like these mini breakfast pizzas. Thomas gobbles them up, but Ava doesn't care for them. http://ourbestbites.com/2010/09/english-muffin-breakfast-pizzas/

And I'm curious about this long version of the breakfast story. ;)

Michelle said...

I'm going to try these! Gracie won't eat eggs, and I can never seem to get her to eat anything but yogurt or Cheerios in the morning, and even that's hit and miss. She does love muffins, though, and I love that these are healthy. Thanks for posting this!

Erin Zauner said...

these are great! I love these ideas just for those mornings when my slow-moving daughter (she's not a morning person) and I need to get out of the house faster than normal!

Ashley said...

(1) These all sound delicious.
(2) I'm hungry now. Like... really...
(3) As much as I would love to share a recipe, I don't have the best grip on this whole cooking thing yet, so... Better not...

Allison said...

I'm so excited about this post! Della LOVES muffins but isn't so crazy about vegetables, so I'm looking forward to trying the carrot oatmeal greek yogurt muffins. Did you actually use coconut palm sugar (don't know what that is…) in them, or did you use regular sugar?

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Good ideas! I love that you give her a little variety. I'm such a creature of habit (same breakfasts and lunches for months at a time) that I will probably bore my future kids with food haha!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I make the spinach and egg "muffins" but really need to add some variety in..thanks for sharing these!

The Lady Okie said...

Yeah... that recipe is a little crazy if I'm remembering right with some weird stuff. I used regular sugar and it turned out just fine :)

Erin LFF said...

Yum! These all sounds really tasty! I make spinach/egg/sausage muffins regularly but it would be nice to change it up once in awhile.

Nadine Lynn said...

Those blueberry muffins sound amazing! I think I have made that banana bread before. Yum!

AnneMarie said...

What awesome ideas! I am going to have to give those carrot greek yogurt muffins a try-they look amazing!!!
I've recently gotten into a crustless quiche zone, and after eating it for a meal, the leftovers are great for breakfast or lunches: Beat together 9 eggs, 1 c. flour, 1 c. milk, and add in any fillings you want-shredded cheese, cubed zucchini or meats, etc. Pour this in a greased 9 inch pan and cook in a 325 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.

Rachel said...

I've made a couple different varies of egg muffins in the past--I love meals featuring eggs! The sweet potato ones sound good!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oooh I need to try the egg muffins! There isn't much time for preparing breakfasts (or any meals haha) these days, so those would be perfect!!

Laura Darling said...

These are great ideas. I babysat my niece on Friday and my SIL had made a huge batch of these healthy pancakes (I think they had quinoa, fruit, etc.) and she kept in the fridge, and I just heated a few up when it was time to eat!

Kayla MKOY said...

Yuumm the blueberry one is sounding very yummy to me right now! Thanks girl! So sweet of you to send R to daycare with lots of options!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

mmmmm these sound so good! the blueberry ones sound great, i like the idea of using avo. i make those egg muffins every week for KC, he does bacon instead of sausage. when i make them for myself i don't use meat, just veggies. i alternate between those and oatmeal with blueberries or bananas, but that isn't really on-the-go.

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