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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

  • Brian Hagiwara

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

    Are you usually in a hurry to get the kids fed and off to school? Check out our on-the-go breakfast options.

  • Sarah Arnato

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

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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

    Mini-Mart
    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.

  • Sarah Arnato

    Granola Bites
    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)

  • Brian Hagiwara

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Sarah Arnato

    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)

  • Brian Hagiwara

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

  • Valerie Fischel

    Main Squeeze
    You'll find only berries, bananas and apples in this neatly packaged smoothie. In the words of a 3-year-old kid tester, "You eat it and you dwink it!" (Ella's Kitchen The Red One, $1.39)

  • Brian Hagiwara

    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)

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