Breakfast bowl food – 7 things you and your kids have to try now!

There’s something super-comforting about a delicious bowl full of something wholesome. There’s a casualness to the shape of bowls for starters. Heaps less stuffy. They’re also easy to hold/hug and provide way less opportunities for spilling things or chasing things around awkwardly with your fork!

If you’re stuck in a bit of a plate-focused rut, maybe you’d like to change things up and get your breakfast bowl on, instead?!

Here’s seven ways to do that. You are so very welcome! Happy snacking!

1. Smoothie bowls

Just like a smoothie, but a little bit thicker and more spoonable! Yum!

To make it:

  • Pop a cup of milk or So Good, two frozen bananas and a handful of berries in the blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Pour into your smoothie bowl and then top with sliced strawberries, sliced banana, mango or whatever tickles your child’s fancy.

This will be enough for two kid-sized serves.

breakfast smoothie bowls

2. Kid’s choice fruit salad

It’s a classic and it’s perfect for picky eaters.

To make it:

  • Take your child to the greengrocer or local market to choose their favourite fruity suspects.
  • Work together to wash, peel and slice (with mum’s help!) your delicious, healthy choices into a colourful bowl full of yum!
  • Serve with Greek yogurt, if desired.

3. Apple and cinnamon porridge

Nothing’s as comforting on a cold morning as a lovely bowl of porridge – and it’s endlessly versatile. Use our recipe for your porridge base and then add whatever you like to bulk it out. Some good suggestions instead of apple and cinnamon are berries, yoghurt, dried fruit or nuts and seeds. A dash of honey or maple syrup never hurts either!

To make it:

  • Combine 80g rolled oats and 400ml of milk in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until simmering. Continue to stir until thick and creamy.
  • Just before serving, add one grated apple and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Stir.

Makes enough for two adults or four hungry children.

Cooking together

4. Buddha bowls

The grown-up, nurturing Buddha bowl is great for little ones too!

To make it:

  • Choose your delicious ingredients and pop prettily into a bowl. Here’s a guide to the perfect Buddha bowl combo:
  1. A starchy ingredient (or two!): rice, noodles, sweet potato, pumpkin, potato
  2. Some protein: beans, lentils, chickpeas work well.
  3. Fruit or veggies: broccoli, carrot, asparagus, tomatoes, avocado
  4. Dressing and extra bits: yogurt, hommus, seeds, sprouts, seasonings

5. Mexican-style breakfast bowl

Mexican food’s not just for dinner, you can whip some up and serve it for breakfast too. Not only is it protein-packed, it’s flavoursome and delicious, perfect for discerning preschoolers!

To make it:

  • In a large, heavy based saucepan, saute one diced onion and one clove of garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil until the onion in transparent.
  • Pop a peeled carrot and a stick of celery in the food processor and blitz until quite finely chopped.
  • Throw diced veggies into the pan with the onion/garlic mix, 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano. Fry for a minute.
  • Add a tin of crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup of vegetable stock, a tablespoonful of tomato paste and a tin of your favourite beans (rinse first!)
  • Simmer for 20 minutes over a low heat until everything is softened and fragrant.
  • Serve topped with grated cheese and Greek yogurt.

Makes six kid serves.

(You can also serve this on toast, in a jaffle or on a baked potato for a super nourishing breakfast!)

breakfast scramble bowls

6. Cheesy peasy breakfast scramble

Cheesy peas are the bee’s knees and this quick scramble with have your kids ready to face the day in no time!

To make it:

  • Melt a tablespoon of butter in a heavy-based saucepan.
  • Microwave half a cup of frozen peas with a little bit of water for 30 seconds, drain.
  • Whisk three eggs with 1/4 cup of milk or So Good.
  • Pop the whisked eggs in with the melted butter and stir with a wooden spoon. Add the peas. Continue to stir.
  • Add half a cup of grated cheese. Stir again until eggs are cooked and cheese is melted.
  • Season with a little salt and pepper, if desired. Tumble into bowls and serve.
  • You can top with extra cheese and some cherry tomatoes when you serve this up, if you like!

Makes 2 kid-sized serves.

Weetbix berries and yoghurt

7. Weet-Bix berries and yoghurt

Perfect for breakfast or a fresh take on dessert, this is a healthy and delicious choice at any time of the day. Weet-Bix loving kids can’t go wrong with this one. Grab the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 2 Sanitarium Weet-Bix
  • a handful of blueberries and raspberries
  • a scoop of natural yoghurt
  • milk or milk alternative

Method

  1. Place Weet-Bix and berries in a breakfast bowl.
  2. Add a scoop of natural yoghurt.
  3. Add milk  or So Good milk alternative.

You’ll be amazed at the ways you can use Weet-Bix in recipes for your family. From breakfast ideas to dinner and desserts, check out and download the free Weet-Bix Cook Book – filled with a collection of tasty Weet-Bix recipes to suit any occasion.

(This is a sponsored post for Weet-Bix)

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