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    Default Kids breakfast ideas

    Hi! Looking for some breakfast inspiration for my 6yo DS and 3yo DD. DS in particular seems to be going through some sort of never ending growth spurt and is always hungry. He doesn't eat much at school (because he would rather play than eat at break time), so I really need to fill him up at breakfast.
    It needs to be something easy as DH usually makes breakfast (I like to sleep in) or something I can prepare the night before.
    At the moment they usually have toast with Vegemite, sometimes a banana smoothie (frozen banana, milk and cinnamon), sometimes porridge, but they're not all that keen on it.
    We are sugar free, so I don't really do any commercial cereals- DD will sometimes have weat-bix, but DS won't. I will do things sweetened with dates/ fruit/ honey.
    Neither of them like eggs, but will have eggs disguised in things (ie custard).
    I'm particularity interested in things that are high fat/ protein that might fill them up.
    Hit me with your ideas!

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    Baked beans on toast, frittatas, yoghurt with muesli, salmon cakes.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Fruit filled pancakes? Use wholemeal flour so it's lower GI and fill with banana or cooked apple or sultanas and top with yoghurt. Taste great and will fill them up - put in an extra egg or 2 to the batter to add some extra protein. You can freeze the cooked ones and defrost in the microwave for quick brekkies - they still taste fine.

    Otherwise what about muffins (again fruit ones or ones with nuts)? Don't have to add sugar to the batter and again use wholemeal flour so they are lower GI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlygirl View Post
    Fruit filled pancakes? Use wholemeal flour so it's lower GI and fill with banana or cooked apple or sultanas and top with yoghurt. Taste great and will fill them up - put in an extra egg or 2 to the batter to add some extra protein. You can freeze the cooked ones and defrost in the microwave for quick brekkies - they still taste fine.

    Otherwise what about muffins (again fruit ones or ones with nuts)? Don't have to add sugar to the batter and again use wholemeal flour so they are lower GI.
    Ricotta pancakes are good too.

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    Eggs are great - if you have a food processor or blender, throw in a few eggs & whatever veg (mushroom, spinach, zucchini, etc) & blend it a bit then fry it like a pancake. Avocado would be great to add too for fat. Smoothies - add fruit, spinach, almonds, dates,can add avocado too - to add more fat & make creamier. Our favourite is - 1 banana, a handful of berries, a handful of almonds, a few dates, a handful of spinach. Whizz it up for 2-3 mins. Breakfast muffins or scones that can be frozen &warmed in the microwave - date scones are great, so are pumpkin scones -both have a lot of sweetness & no need to add sugar.

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    Porridge with dates, muffins, yogurt with fruit. My kids are awesome breakfast eaters, I recently bought a yogurt maker and it's the best investment and alot cheaper.

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    Whoops, sorry just saw they dont like eggs, lol. A veggie pancake might stll be ok because its thick & doesnt have the egg texture?

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    * Create your own museli mix. Add different types of nuts, seeds, cranberries and sultanas, coconut to some oats, bran. Have with yoghurt - can soak overnight.

    * Savoury muffins/banana muffins

    * Pancakes with added corn.

    * What about French toast? Would they find it too eggy still? We do ours similar to a pancake mixture, but more egg and less flour and milk with a dash of cinnamon. Can have with a little honey or fruit and yoghurt.

    * Pancakes with yoghurt and fruit.

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    We do pancakes made with pureed apple rather than eggs (we have an egg allergy), they are delicious! Every few weeks I do a big batch and freeze them in portions. They are great for snacks.
    Beans on toast
    Yoghurt and fresh fruit
    Porridge with fresh fruit
    French toast (oh I miss that!)
    Muffins

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    Over night oats are awesome. I do 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup milk, some grated Apple, a few blueberries, cinnamon, honey. Mix all together and put in a sealed container in the fridge at night. Just open, stir and eat in the morning! I heat DS's up sometimes as he prefers a hot breakfast but it only takes 30 seconds in the microwave.

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