Today I'm sharing a really simple kids breakfast idea that could revolutionise your stressful school morning rush - easy and healthy breakfast snack pots! I was inspired to make these after hearing a blogging friend (Wendy from Daisies & Pie) mention that she had been making up little pots of fruit salad for her children for breakfast, and I thought it sounded such a brilliant idea! I took it a step further and raided the cupboards to see what else I could find to answer the endless question of what to eat for breakfast.
The great thing about these breakfast snack pots is that you can make them up in advance - if you spend 10 minutes putting them together in the evening, you can have breakfast sorted for the next few days! Even better, get your child involved in choosing and putting together a selection of healthy goodies, that way you know they will definitely eat them. Once they are made up, you can let your children choose a selection to eat for breakfast, grab them to eat on the go (great for days out when you need to get an early start) or use them as healthy snacks throughout the day - perfect for the school holidays!
You can pack whatever foods you'd like in the boxes - fruit (fresh, dried or tinned), nuts, seeds, yoghurt, cereals, cubes of cheese or other healthy nibbles - below I've given you some ideas to get you started. Why not have a look through your cupboards to see what you could pack?
In the boxes below I packed fresh red grapes, natural yoghurt, granola (homemade granola is even better - check out my super simple child-friendly recipe!), cashew nuts, mini bread sticks and cereal (Organix multigrain hearts).
In these boxes I packed chopped up Organix oaty bars, mixed dried vine fruits, tinned peach slices, fresh blueberries, cubes of cheddar cheese and chopped pineapple.
Once portioned out, be sure to store fruit and dairy products in the fridge, and you can just stack up the 'dry' foods in the cupboard ready to go. Can you think of any other healthy foods to use for this project? Do let me know in the comments below!
PS If you're looking for cute snack boxes like the ones I used above, these are some of the ones I have:
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