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Breakfast Ideas 1 and 3 Year Olds.

I would like to know any good ideas for breakfast besides cereal and oatmeal. Specially for my 1 year old. My three year old eats almost anything that we at but I have a hard time finding what to give my 1 year old. Any good recepies that are healthy would hep so much. Thank you mommys.

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Hi I am a stay at home mom of 4, here are a few ideas I have used. instant oatmeal with honey, bananas cut up and buttered wheat toast, scrambled eggs and sausage cooked and crumbled. Hope these ideas help. Have a great day!
J.

My son is 1 year old also.

For Breakfast we usually give him:

Gerber Cereal Bar and Gerber Fruit Stars or Gerber sliced fruits (i'm lazy lol)

Mini Pancakes cut up and with some butter on them - no syrup
French Toast Sticks (I cut them up but you probably don't have to) - again no syrup

Kix or Cheerios also with fruit

That is pretty much all he gets right now. I wanted to wait a while on eggs. But the other ladies gave great ideas also!

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My son is 1 year old also.

For Breakfast we usually give him:

Gerber Cereal Bar and Gerber Fruit Stars or Gerber sliced fruits (i'm lazy lol)

Mini Pancakes cut up and with some butter on them - no syrup
French Toast Sticks (I cut them up but you probably don't have to) - again no syrup

Kix or Cheerios also with fruit

That is pretty much all he gets right now. I wanted to wait a while on eggs. But the other ladies gave great ideas also!

We have a boy and girl twins that just turned 12 months. They love cantelope, watermelon, blueberries, grapes (red), bananas, strawberries, kiwi, pears, apples. We cut them up. Usually slice grapes in half, cut up large fruits, they see to like larger pieces that they can hold onto. We were cutting everything small for them, but they like pieces they can hold. They also seem to like the eggos that half 4 sections I believe they are cinnamon eggos. And I have been making french toast with whole wheat bread and topping with cinammon sugar and they like that. They also love all yogurts. Are son is going through a phase of spitting out the fruit pieces, but our daughter will eat anything. They also enjoy banana bread, cheerios, and of all thing sausage breakfast sandwiches from Starbucks. She will eat scrambled eggs. I also tried making an omlete with egg, cheee and ham. They ate some. But in the end they mostly love any fresh fruit and yogurt.

Hi E.. By the time my sone was 1 yr old, he was eating table food (mashed up, of course, depending on what it was). Aside from oatmeal & cereal, I would give him a small scrambled egg, waffles, french toast, a biscuit with jelly, toast or hot cakes (with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice & a glass of milk.) I raised my son "old school" style...he way my parents raised us as per the physicians that were around when I was born (1965. Back then, the doctors had my mom start giving us baby food at the age of 3 m oths (beginning with fruits and then SLOWLY graduating to vegtables and then to meats (lamb, veal, turkey, beef, etc...) We (my brothers & sister & I, grew up very strong & healthy (never any broken bones....)My son is 13 and is 5'10 wearing a size 13 shoe...so dont worry that feeding a child the way I did mine will affect him in any way because my son is extremely hansome, buff & very, very, overly healthy! Good luck in finding other things to give your child for breakfast. NOTE: I read a response you received where it is suggested that you try smoothies. It was further suggested that you add fruits.... and maybe even an egg!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!! NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER GIVE YOUR CHILDREN RAW EGGS...HEY CAN GET VERY ILL DUE TO THE SALMENLELA/E- COLI BACTERIA!!!!!!!!!!!

My kids love it when I make toast (wheat bread) and smash up and smear a really ripe banana on it and top it with sliced strawberries. They think it's such a treat. Little do they know how healthy it is! I'm not sure when I first gave my son strawberries. (he's 21 months) Banana toast is good, too.

Another easy favorite is making homemade biscuits with "fluffy" eggs and cheese. We don't do this as often, but it's a nice change of pace. The biscuits are actually really easy and maybe a little better than the canned ones. (definitely cheaper!)

Use a pastry blender to cut in
1/4 cup butter flavor shortening and
2 cups Self Rising Flour
When it's good and cut-in, add about 2/3 cup milk or buttermilk if you have it (I rarely do)
It should be a good consistency to turn out on some flour. I roll it quickly and just use a knife to cut rectangles. Cook them for 6-8 minutes and start checking them. They're ready when they start turning golden.

They do not have the same consistency as a canned biscuit by any stretch of the imagination, but my kids LOVE them. Sometimes I add a little cinnamon and the kids eat them "as is".

Also, if you add a little more milk and drizzle just a little syrup in the mix, you can make pancakes (denser than normal actually) and you don't have the mess, but they taste yummy. Because they are slightly denser than traditional pancakes, I just give them to my kids as is and they eat them like they're holding a sandwich.

Can you tell I love food!?!

breakfast pizza
make bisquik and spread out to make dough cook till done add scrambled eggs and sausage and shreaded chees

My 14 mo old really likes the whole wheat toaster waffles....extra points if you can find the full fat whole wheat with blueberries:) and the YoBaby yogurt.

My one year old really like a single scrambled egg. And its really good for her too!:)

Muffins and Pancakes. They are a little messy but the kids love them.

My daughter loves to have yogurt with fruit and raisin toast.

Have you tried breakfast smoothies. They can be as Nourishing as you would have it. You can start with milk. ( It would be soy or regular) Ad things like fresh fruit, grain, an egg, even Vitamins, along with Ice chunks, and honey. Blend it all together, and you can have a wonderful breakfast smoothie. Season with a dash of nutmeg and or Cinnamon, and a straw.

Breakfast smoothies are great for a quick meal on the run too, and will last in fridge until the next day.

Give it a try.

Mamapri

I also have a 3 yr old and 18 month old and I actually have a harder time getting my 3 yr old to eat anything! But breakfast he does eat the best, they love scrambled eggs sometimes I put some little pieces of lunch ham in it, or pancakes-I make small ones just to fit their little hands and they eat those up. My boys also love canned or fresh fruit and toast with jam or applesauce spread on it. I hope you find some good things to try with your little ones!!
E. S.

A favorite of my kids when they were younger was french toast. I made it with wheat bread and eggs with a splash of milk and a sprinkle of cinnimon. I would cut it into strips that they could hold and munch on. Something funny...my kids didn't know people put syrup on french toast until they started school, then they came home and told me very excitedly..like it was a new idea! LOL

Yogurt and whole grain toast with a side of fruit. My boys also like eggs especially breakfast burritos. The other trick I had learned was some breakfast breads that were packed with both nutrients and good stuff. There are a few good recipes in the "What to Expect books" and then I have used those ideas and modified other recipes. Pumpkin bread is a favorite around my house. Add some white cheese or nuts and it has protein as well.

Mine loves mini-bagels. Any kind, really. And frozen blueberries. He thinks that they are candy.

My daughter is now going on 2, but when she turned one I was giving her cereal, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, toast, and ham. It all depended on what we were eating. She also enjoyed pancakes made with milk instead of water, and waffles. If they like potatoes, then try hash browns, you might want to add a touch of ketchup though. These are a couple of good ideas, if they have teeth and can chew.

My daughter loves yogurt. We started out with the Dora and Trix yogurts, but they are more expensive and aren't as big, so I have switched her to regular store brand. I don't know if she would have tried it had it not been for the cartoons on the front, but now she likes the taste so she doesn't care what's on the outside.

bisquick makes a shake and pour pancake mix that is super easy and they do have healthy options. I also use fruit or jelly instead of syrup. my son loves it. hope it will work for a change.

Hi there! Here is what we feed our 22 month old (obviously not all at once) and most can be as healthy as you want them to be!:
breakfast sausage
turkey bacon
"mcmuffin" style sandwiches or biscuit sandwiches (put whatever you want between biscuits, English muffins, or mini bagels - bacon, egg, cheese, sausage, ham, etc)
french toast
eggs with cheese and bacon in them (scrambled together)
waffles
pancakes
dry cereal
yogurt (and you can stir in fruit or granola for extra goodness!)
string cheese
apple slices with vanilla yogurt
fruit cocktail
applesauce
whole wheat toast with peanut butter (make sure your child doesn't have an allergy!)

Those are just a few suggestions! :) Good luck!

My daughter loves to eat the mini pancakes by pilsbury. You can find them in the frozen breakfast section and they are easy and fast to make. she also likes the Jimmy dean pancake sausage breakfast sandwich.

Hi I am a stay at home mom of 4, here are a few ideas I have used. instant oatmeal with honey, bananas cut up and buttered wheat toast, scrambled eggs and sausage cooked and crumbled. Hope these ideas help. Have a great day!
J.

Hi E.,

I have a 13 month old little boy. He has a couple of ounces of fruit yogurt, a handful of cheerios, juice, and usually cut up peaches and blueberries. I buy the flash frozen fruit that is ready to use and just thaw it in the microwave. He loves it! Actually, he loves all fruit so anything will do. That just seems to be the easiest.

Hope this is in some way helpful to you. It's easy to get in a rut when it comes to meal times. I've been there;)

Take care,
L.

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