Getting the whole family together for breakfast can be a wonderful time to connect, and an opportunity for you to set the foundations for what a healthy diet looks like for your little ones. Eating this way can help protect your health and the health of the planet, plus it's a great way to share the values of kindness and compassion for animals with your children.
Struggling to come up with healthy breakfasts your kids will actually eat? Even if your children are notorious for turning their nose up on anything green, these five plant-based breakfast ideas will be a hit, providing your entire family with a healthy start to the day, along with the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
5 Delicious (No-Stress!) Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas For the Whole Family
1. Healthy 3-Ingredient Pancakes
Recipe and image from Sweet Simple Vegan
Nothing is more fun than fluffy pancakes for breakfast, and with this simple plant-based pancake recipe, you can be sure you're offering your whole family a delicious healthy breakfast they'll actually want to eat. The potassium in bananas plays a crucial role in blood pressure control and kidney function, and the oats will keep your little ones full and active until their next meal. Give this plant-based breakfast a fiber and antioxidant boost by topping with fruit.
Pro Tip: spotty bananas are especially health-promoting, as they contain high levels of TNF (tumor necrosis factor), anti-cancer agents.
2. Oil-Free Tofu Scramble
Image and recipe from Shane And Simple
You don't need eggs to enjoy a hearty breakfast scramble with your family. And this tofu scramble recipe is even healthier than its traditional counterpart. Tofu provides plenty of plant-based protein and calcium, and the hidden spinach in this plant-based breakfast recipe makes it easier for your picky toddlers to get all their vitamins.
3. Berry Smoothie
Have a busy morning and need to get the kids fed and out the door quickly? This delicious Berry Blast smoothie is the answer. Quickly blend and there you have it: a naturally sweet and filling plant-based breakfast packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants.
4. Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Image and recipe from Serving Realness
Muffins are a family favorite, and they are especially popular with children. This delicious vegan blueberry muffin recipe is the perfect way to get your little ones up and ready for the day ahead. And they're refined sugar-free! You might not even have to wake them up; just put these in the oven and let their delightful aroma gather them around the breakfast table. They're also a great grab-and-go choice for daycare lunches.
5. Avocado Toast
Image and recipe from Forks Over Knives
Easy, filling, and delicious, there's a reason avocado toast is a plant-based breakfast staple. And this super easy avocado toast recipe will leave the entire family wanting more, not to mention it's high in fiber to keep everyone full until lunch rolls around.
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Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.