Toddlers are known to be the fussiest eaters. While cereals have become the go-to, easy breakfast option used by many parents, these do not place very high on the health meter for your kids. It can be quite a tough task veering your kids towards healthy food choices. But it will definitely pay off in the long-run, by helping them develop good food habits to last a lifetime.
To meet their growth needs, toddlers must eat a wholesome, nutritious breakfast. Here’s some great ideas:
- Whip up their favourite egg dish for a protein-rich breakfast. There are so many options to choose from - an easy scrambled egg, a fluffy omelette, hard boiled eggs or poached eggs. Pair these egg dishes with toast. For some extra excitement for the kids, let them add some Nutralite Mayo spread to the toast. Available in a variety of flavours - Veg Mayo, Mayo Achari and Mayo Cheesy Garlic, these will appeal to even the pickiest of eaters as there is something for everyone. So, say goodbye to boring breakfasts with this range of Vegetarian Mayonnaise flavours!
- Use the Mayo spread to transform your regular breakfast items like parathas into yummy food items that your kids are sure to love. If you find yourself wondering, ‘is mayonnaise healthy?’, these spreads are fortified with Vitamin A, D and E and meet 30% of your daily vitamin requirements. So, rest assured that these are a beneficial addition to your diet.
- You can also use them in an open-faced mayonnaise sandwich for an quick easy breakfast item.
- Oatmeal, packed with fibre, is also a great breakfast option. Dress it up with some bite-sized pieces of dried cranberries, honey and granola to make it more appealing to your little ones.
- If your kid has a sweet tooth, then a fruity parfait is a great choice. Greek Yogurt, which is filled with probiotics, will keep your kid’s digestive system healthy and happy.
- Pancakes are another kid favourite. Instead of using regular flour, make a simple pancake with oats, banana and milk. Drizzle some honey or maple syrup on top for some added sweetness.
- Wraps are a great way to use up your leftovers to make some interesting dishes. Scour through your fridge to find your leftover veggies, and stuff it in a good ol’ roti to make a yummy wrap. You can either add ketchup, green chutney or Nutralite mayo, as per your kid’s liking.
- In the mood for something fancier? Switch your regular bread for some whole-wheat bread and stuff it with a Tofu patty, to make a delicious yet healthy burger. Add some tomato, onion slices and a quick spread of mayo and voila! You have a finger-licking breakfast, ready for your toddler to enjoy.
So, serve up a healthy, fast breakfast for your tiny tots like only a mother can. A breakfast will make sure that your kid has minimal cravings through the day. Go that extra mile and make the first meal of their day as healthy and fulfilling as possible!