Looking to mix up the morning routine and serve your little gourmet something a little more creative than basic fruit, yogurt, or cereal? These fun dishes, packed with flavor and protein, are the perfect way for your baby (and the whole family!) to start the day.
photo: Peas and Crayons
1. Muffins: Think beyond basic blueberry. Muffins are a great way to serve essential fruits and veggies, from zucchini to sweet potato, to your growing baby. Head over to Peas and Crayons for lots of delicious recipes, including her family’s favorite Carrot Butternut Whole Grain muffins. Make a double batch and freeze to have a healthy breakfast on-hand for months.
2. Frozen Yogurt Banana Dippers: Looking for delicious twist on everyday bananas and yogurt. Try mixing them together to create this frozen treat from Oh Sweet Basil. Great for soothing aching teeth, be sure to let the banana soften a bit before serving.
3. Sweet Potato Waffles: Forgo the freezer section, and serve up a batch of soft and sweet mini waffles from BabyFoodE. Made with oats, sweet potato and yogurt, they pack a lot more nutrients than the store-bought variety and are soft enough to be one of baby’s first finger foods.
photo: Back to Her Roots
4. Eggs with Black Beans and Avocado: Who says baby food needs to bland? Back to Her Roots follows the Baby Led Weaning approach when it comes to feeding her tot, and serves up modified versions of Mommy and Daddy’s breakfast. Check out all of her yummy breakfast options here.
5. Strawberry Oatmeal Yogurt Pops: Teething can make mealtime even more challenging, so Stir & Scribble mixed together healthy breakfast classics – fruit, yogurt and oatmeal – to create these gum-soothing popsicles.
6. Crepes: The filling options are endless for these soft, fluffy crepes from Weelicious. Serve with fruity jam, fresh banana or yogurt for a complete breakfast treat.
7. Breakfast Smoothies: On mornings when your little one simply refuses solids, smoothies are great way to pack in nutrients. Toss anything from spinach and avocado to berries and broccoli into the blender and you’ll have a puree that’s sure to please.
8. Broccoli Cheese Frittata Fingers: Incorporate your little one’s favorite veggies into yummy bite-sized egg frittatas like My Fussy Eater. She used broccoli, cheese, and zucchini, but any combination will work.
9. Beet Pancakes with Cinnamon: Adding a little color is a great way to get your picky toddler to try new foods. Whip up a batch of BabyFoodE’s vibrant Beet Pancakes and you’ll be serving up a healthy combination of beet puree and greek yogurt.
10. Hard Boiled Egg: An excellent source of protein and vitamin B-12, a hard boiled egg is an quick, easy and filling solution to feeding baby a healthy breakfast even on the busiest mornings since they can be boiled ahead of time.
What do you serve your little one each morning? Share with us in the comments below.