5 Family Friendly, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

healthy breakfast ideas

This post is sponsored by Coles.

Well we did it and I am so glad we did! The #7daybreakfast challenge has certainly made breakfast time a whole lot more interesting at Chateau Childhood 101 – we’ve tried new recipes, found new favourites and put old favourites firmly back on the breakfast menu. Here are five of the family friendly breakfast ideas we enjoyed this week…

Healthy breakfast recipes for kids: Fruit salad smoothie

Breakfast #1: Fruit Salad Smoothie

As I mentioned in the first #7daybreakfast post, smoothies are a common menu item come breakfast time in our house. I love that they are so adaptable. I found the suggestion to add tinned pear in the Coles fruit salad smoothie recipe and it was a hit with my girls. My fruit salad smoothie adaptation however looks absolutely nothing like the one over at Coles, probably because of the avocado and blueberries, but it was delicious! I didn’t measure but it contained (per serve);

  • ½ ripe banana
  • ½ pear (tinned)
  • A generous shake of frozen blueberries
  • About 1/6th of an avocado
  • A good splash of rice milk

Blend all ingredients and serve nice and cold.

Healthy breakfast recipes: Homemade granola

Breakfast #2: Homemade Granola

I had never tried making my own granola before but I am now a convert. It was so easy to prepare and even leaving out the nuts (we’re currently nut free) and the sunflower seeds (we had run out), it was delicious. I have even been snacking on it during the day.

Check out the full Homemade Granola recipe over at Coles.

Healthy breakfast recipes for kids:French toast shapes

Breakfast #3: French Toast

Somewhere along the way we forgot about French toast! We used to eat it all the time for breakfast and when I came across the French Toast Shapes suggestion it instantly went back on the menu. I have even used French toast as an on-the-go breakfast in the car in the past – I can make it ahead and Immy is happy to eat it cold, it’s not messy and it’s healthy to boot. Use biscuit cutters to make shapes and it looks cute too!

Healthy breakfast recipes: Homemade baked beans recipe

Breakfast #4: Homemade Baked beans

I must admit to becoming a little obsessed with the homemade baked beans recipe I shared last week. They are delicious and filling, and keep really well in the fridge for a few days – in fact, I think they actually improve with age!

Healthy breakfast recipes: One pan recipe

Breakfast #5: One-pan Brekkie

Now this one was definitely more of a weekend brunch more than a breakfast! Inspired by the recipe over on the Coles website, we skipped cooking the potatoes on hot coals for a quicker par-boil (about 7 minutes) before sticking them in the pan. This was delicious and I am pretty sure it will become a weekend family favourite.

Check out the Coles website for even more inspiring healthy, family breakfast ideas, including a section dedicated to gluten-free recipes.

Have you been inspired to try anything new by the #7daybreakfast challenge? What are your family favourite breakfast (and brunch) choices?

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  1. We’ve been in such a breakfast rut lately. These have inspired me – especially the homemade granola.

  2. What a great job you did. Loving your french toast shapes.

  3. I think french toast is a really under-rated breakfast food. It’s one of Mr Smaggle’s favourites! Thanks for the reminder. x

  4. I recently did this challenge and going from a typical cereal breakfast, we really enjoyed thinking outside the box. It definitely gave us more energy for the day.

  5. YUM! Going to try these :-)

  6. I can’t seem to get our girls to eat anything other than porridge for breakfast! Even all through summer. Not that I’m complaining.
    Some great ideas here though. Thanks Christie!

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