From cooked to cold food, introduce these breakfast ideas into your toddler’s morning menu to give them the perfect start for the day.
Ah, breakfast. Whether you’re a bircher-with-grated-apple or a more of a full-English-all-the-time kind of person, it’s one of the best meals of the day. And it can be for your growing toddler, too. Get inspired with this pick of the best morning meal ideas for them.
7 toddler breakfast ideas:
Some cereals can be high in sugar, even those that are advertised as for kids, so be label savvy. ‘Where possible, look for around 5g sugar per 100g of product, but no more than 15g/100g,’ says Charlotte. ‘Weetabix is a great option that’s full of fibre and energy.’ Add milk to taste, or try these dairy-free ideas
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Toast with spread is quick and easy – but don’t go overboard on ones that tend to be high in sugar, such as jam and chocolate spread. ‘Go for marmite and nut butters, which contain lots of iron and protein for your child’s growth and development,’ says Charlotte. Make bread more interesting by switching up the menu to include bagels and English muffins. And get inspired with gluten-free ideas
if your child's intolerant.
For a little treat, try eggy bread with marmite. It is a great source of B vitamins (aka brain food). ‘Eggy bread tends to be fried though, so this is probably best every so often and dry fried,’ says Charlotte.
MEET THE EXPERT: Charlotte Stirling-Reed is a nutrition consultant and founder of SR Nutrition.
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