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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

  • Brian Hagiwara

    In this snack round-up: Healthy breakfast snacks—no stovetop needed!

  • Under Wraps
    How yummy could a tofu-based frozen burrito actually be? So scrumptious that even Parenting's confirmed carnivores were squabbling over the leftovers. Seriously. (Amy's Breakfast Scramble Wrap, $5)

  • Faster French
    Remember that old cafeteria favorite, Breakfast for Lunch? Sneak down to your freezer, pop these into the toaster, and re-create it. Why should the kids have all the fun? (Van's French Toast Sticks, $3.29)

  • Quickcount
    With 401(k)s and 529s ailing, the last thing you want to do is more math. This yogurt keeps it simple: Strawberry, vanilla, or cheesecake, it's just 100 calories. (YoCrunch, $3.50 for four)

  • Be Fruit-Full
    You could've had a V8 and not even known it. Tangerine, goji, and other juices make this light and sweet, not thick and savory. (V8 V-Fusion, $4 for 46 oz)

  • It's No Yolk
    Egg whites are a wonder food -- they're high-protein, low-fat muscle builders. Stir these whites into smoothies or shakes, or just heat and eat: The lid pops up as the eggs fluff in the micro. (Eggology On-the-Go, $3 for two)

  • Cereal Chameleon
    It's time this British favorite caught on here: The cakes of crisp flakes can be spread with jam (toast-y!), mixed with fruit (granola-y!), or floated in milk (cereal-y!). (Weetabix, $5)

  • Somethin' Pumpkin
    It's spicy, like your dad's cider; sweet, like its namesake dessert; and crunchy, like your cousin who moved to Berkeley. It's a little nutty, too, but we're not judging. (Kashi Pumpkin Pie TLC Fruit & Grain Bars, $3.89 for six)

  • Brian Hagiwara


    Wanna delight a preschooler? Try this mini-doughnut recipe: Dip a few Cheerios in chocolate syrup, then top with sprinkles; roll a few more in powdered sugar. Line up a baker's dozen and serve with milk. So. Darn. Fun.

  • Your steaming bowl of oatmeal is transformed into poppable nuggets, with all the same healthy benefits of whole grains and fiber. (Quaker Granola Bites, $3.19 for six)
  • Brian Hagiwara

    Boing Boing

    Add this fruit puree to yogurt -- or let your toddler squeeze it right into his mouth. Fakey "fruit snacks" can't even compare! Peter Rabbit Organics Mango, Banana and Orange Fruit Snack; $1.79

  • Rice, Rice Baby

    We're loving these crispy treats because they're made with brown rice and sweetened with chocolate milk. EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bar; $3.59 for six

  • A Little Nutty
    This fruit-and-nut bar has added omega-3's, fatty acids that may help bolster the brain's ability to learn and form new memories. (KIND Plus in Almond & Cashew, $1.99)

  • Super Strips
    These tangy fruit leathers, made with natural fruit juices and purees, won't get little hands too sticky. (Archer Farms in Pomegranate, $2.99 for ten)

  • Fair and Square
    We dig that these wheat-free cereal bars are healthy and portable. (Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy in Blueberries & Oatmeal, $3.99)

  • Main Squeeze

  • Smooth Move

    Pop quiz: What do seven strawberries, ten grapes, half a banana, and a third of an apple equal? Answer: One of these smartly designed -- and tasty -- smoothies. mySmoothie in Strawberry; $2.99

  • Hit the Sauce

    Once your kids get a taste of this scrumptious organic strawberry-banana applesauce, they'll be begging you for seconds. (365 Everyday Value, $3 per four-pack)